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Category Archives: Bug

Volkswagen’s Dieselgate and The Danger of Closed Source Intellectual Property

The not uncommon practice in the ICT/Mobile business of “doctoring”products to look good on benchmarks has find its way into the automotive (and God knows into how many others) business. Volkswagen, though, isn’t the only to blame because, true, they cheated, but no public supervising authority  ever glimpsed at the software ran by its vehicles, […]

Hacking Team: A Class Action Against Adobe?

After the Hacking Team scandal, everybody and his cousin is calling for a “death sentence” against Adobe Flash, accused of being the “vessel” that allowed Hacking Team’s malware to land on users’ PC and smartphones. A logical consequence of thisĀ  vulnerability and its exploiting by several malwares, including those made by Hacking Team, would be […]

Stop Apple and Google To Take Over Our Cars

Google just announced its “Android Auto” platform, while Apple already didĀ  it with Carplay. Both platforms require an Internet connection and, it is just matter of time, will become more and more deeply interconnected with the car control system. But software do fail. It fails because there’s no such thing as a bug-free software, it […]

The Datagate and the Risk of Outlawing Encryption

A side-effect generated by the Datagate scandal is the privacy hysteria exploitation to sell encryption-based services. Taking apart some obvious exceptions (business transactions, health information, judiciary data) these services are useless, ineffective and dangerous for the citizen an such and for the society.

More on the Snow Leopard Heat Issue…

Kidding apart, the Snow Leopard oddities (laptop heat issue, printer and application incompatibility and so on) raise a still unanswered question: can a software house – and in particular an operating system manufacturer – be free to sell a not well enough tested and not fully usable application? This is not the rant of a […]