January 28, 2011

Predictions for 2011 (Freedom to Tinker)

A little belated, perhaps, but the Freedom to Tinker blog (from Princeton University's Center for Information Technology Policy, which is directed by Ed Felten) has put out its predictions for the year. It's always an interesting read; this year there are 25 separate predictions, including: "2011 will see the outbreak of the first massive botnet/malware that attacks smartphones, most likely iPhone or Android models running older software than the latest and greatest. If Android is the target, it will lead to aggressive finger-pointing, particularly given how many users are presently running Android software that's a year or more behind Google's latest—a trend that will continue in 2011."

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