Try as I might, I can’t shake the feeling that 2014 is the year we lose the Web. The WC3 push for DRM in all browsers is going to ensure that all interfaces built in HTML5 (which will be pretty much everything) will be opaque to users, and it will be illegal to report on security flaws in them…
Thanks for the heads up but can’t we keep on building websites without the new DRM extensions and avoid/opt out services that use them? I might be missing the point.
No, it doesn’t matter if you don’t build on those extensions. What matters is that there will no longer be any place on the Web for browsers that don’t have opaque code that’s illegal to report vulnerabilities in.
Those browsers will need OSes that are designed to support the kind of control Netflix demands — they’ll need secure paths from the browser to the screen, as well as the ability to detect when the browser is running in a VM — which pretty much kills GNU/Linux in one stroke.
I expect that to get cracked rather quickly. This is still a serious mess for anything open source.
Anything people can do to stop this?
The thing is. DRM is repeatedly being shown, both by anecdotal data and by professional studies, to be useless, both as a security measure and as a means of protecting income; increasing numbers of stores and producers are trying out DRM-free downloads and seeing that not only do…
These is software out there to download from spotify.
Try as I might, I can’t shake the feeling that 2014 is the year we lose the Web. The W3C push for DRM in all browsers is going to ensure that all interfaces built in HTML5 (which will be pretty much everything) will be opaque to users, and it will be illegal to report on security flaws in them…
"Facebook is considering incorporating most of its 1 billion-plus members’ profile photos into its growing facial recognition database, expanding the scope of the social network’s controversial technology."
And here I assumed they were already doing this.
Client on touchscreen technology
Here is an example of horrible computer based porn filter. A software review from 1997 for software called Disk Tracy.
It’s total fail.
I doubt this will get a lot of notes, but I’m sorry if it takes a bit to get to you. I shall do all of them
Ok, I am curious now.
The “ADULT COLLECTIBLE THIS IS NOT A TOY” scrawling at the bottom makes my blood boil a little.
A convention special with bits on it that young children might accidentally eat. Nothing new here and the same with many of these style collectables. I understand that do that all the time with Barbies.
The target audience for Ponies did shift quite a bit over the past 2 years.