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The Tech Industry Is Getting Ridiculous 102

Posted by Soulskill
from the just-please-never-mention-dogecoin-again dept.
An anonymous reader writes "Columnist Jon Evans points out that the tech industry has been slowly getting stranger over the past several years. When you look at the headlines individually, they all seem to make sense, but putting them together and trying to imagine them popping up a decade ago really illustrates how odd it has become. Quoting: 'In Japan, some half-billion dollars' worth of cryptocurrency vanished from a site founded to trade Magic: The Gathering cards. In New Zealand, the world's greatest Call of Duty player has launched a political party to revenge himself on those who had him arrested and seized his sports cars. In Britain, the secret service is busy collecting and watching homegrown porn. Here in Silicon Valley, mighty Apple just revealed that a flagrant, basic programming error gutted the security of all its devices for years. Google, "more wood behind fewer arrows" Google, now has its own navy, to go with its air force and robot army.'"
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The Tech Industry Is Getting Ridiculous

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  • Re:You have to admit (Score:4, Informative)

    by davester666 (731373) on Saturday March 01, 2014 @05:21PM (#46377781) Journal

    "mighty Apple just revealed that a flagrant, basic programming error gutted the security of all its devices for years"

    I believe this is actually "for months", as that specific bug [the gotofail bug] only applies to Mavericks [10.9.x], which was released in October 2013, and iOS shares this code with MacOSX, so it wouldn't have had the bug for much longer [likely introduced with iOS 6.1.5/Nov 2013 and some version of iOS 7 [Sept 2013].

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