Re: Android version 4.4
Or not, KitKats come in ahem, two finger versions too, allowing you to wave two fingers at Samsung.
13 posts • joined 29 Jan 2018
None of which helps if the manufacturer just can't be bothered to support a device any more, like happened with my previous phone that came with a promise of two years monthly security updates and any letter upgrades within that time (essentially what AndroidOne now promises). After a year the monthly updates became irregular and the letter update was pushed and pushed until beyond the two years and then quietly dropped.
Even if you disable/uninstall/don't install Chrome and only ever use Firefox as your browser, it's likely that you will hit one of the ever-increasing number of apps that use Android System Webview to do web stuff, and this is basically Chrome, or part of it. Everyone can decide for themselves where that ends up, but Google have certainly made it quite hard to avoid Chrome.
" Our data is their data and can be freely exploited to "personalise" advertising."
Not with Google - their data on us is their data and can be freely exploited to "personalise" advertising, no matter how that data was obtained.
Professor in physics and engineering. What strikes me most, though, about this bio is the following sentence:
"Although Alan has been at the leading edge of technology development for many years, he is primarily a particularly good communicator."
Which rather sounds like they are saying he's especially good at BS.
The original Microsoft update from 3rd January did not contain any microcode, it was dependent on microcode also being updated. The server OS additionally had the update disabled by default, sysadmins had to enable it via a registry key....the same registry key contained in Saturday's out-of-band update that disables the protection. If you hadn't applied the Intel/OEMHW patch, nothing the Spectre patch was not active anyway. Nothing much to see here, especially for server admins.
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