Browser Beware: Wi-Fi Users Sign Over First-Born Children – IEEE Spectrum

The results of a social experiment in London suggest that on-the-go Internet users are not being as careful as they should be when connecting to unfamiliar networks. In order to connect to a rigged Wi-Fi network set up by mobile security firm F-Secure, six users agreed to sign over their first born children to the company. … “and during the experiment a lawyer supervised all our activities to avoid breaching any laws.”

Presumably, F-Secure does not intend to enforce the clause assigning them custody of users’ children, either.

via Browser Beware: Wi-Fi Users Sign Over First-Born Children – IEEE Spectrum.


Apple drops ‘thermonuclear’ patent bombshell • The Register

The first entry among the patent’s Claims describes “A quadrilateral having all four interior angles of 90°, opposite sides that are parallel, and congruent diagonals that bisect each other.”

Yes, Apple is asserting a patent on the rectangle.

via Apple drops ‘thermonuclear’ patent bombshell • The Register.