Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 20th Dec 2007 10:22 UTC
Legal As we say in Dutch, de kogel is door de kerk: Think Secret will cease all activities after reaching a settlement with Apple in a lawsuit Apple had filed against the website. In exchange for closing down Think Secret, Nick DePlume, its owner, will not have to reveal its sources to Apple. The press release on the Think Secret website reads: "Apple and Think Secret have settled their lawsuit, reaching an agreement that results in a positive solution for both sides. As part of the confidential settlement, no sources were revealed and Think Secret will no longer be published." My take: I have respect for the way DePlume protected his sources; very commendable. I have, however, little respect for Apple in this case (I have written, rather controversially, about it before), and it just scares the living daylights out of me that a company can exert this much power over independent websites.
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Only in America
by drcoldfoot on Thu 20th Dec 2007 21:12 UTC
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2006-08-25

You can kill Human Rights With The Legal System. But are You surprised at How doggishly Apple Uses the Legal System to disuade Human rights? Take for instance That Wifi Card Exploit and How Apple Used the legal System to squash Jon Ellch.

Truth BE Told,
MAC OSX sits on a Bastardized BSD Core with a Pretty UI. But I believe that security has not been at teh forefront and APple is trying to maintain that Their security crippled OS is at the pinnacle of security. That being said, This company focuses on appearance and will use teh legal system like any publicly traded company to satisfy their shareholders. Whether it be for Security, or for coming products, Apple will maintain that same protocol for dealing with the news and the like.

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