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Here we go again: Software nasties slip into Google Play, exploit make-me-root Android flaw for maximum pwnage

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Programmed Obsolescence

Or, how to make sure people will throw away perfectly good computers any university would had dreamed of having 50 years ago...

Nowadays manufacturers (and not only phones) don't compete on features, they just make sure their product won't last more than a year or two, for some stupid reason (lack of updates, no means to change a failing battery, new, incompatible vanity standards, and so on).

The best investments of 2020 are in the waste management sector: Their best years are ahead...

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