Now this is something that frustrates me to no end. Have you heard of the SOPA bill? Not many have. That is because the government has been trying to keep this bill hush hush as much as possible. But why keep it hush hush? Well, do you know what the bill is for?
The way they “sold” the bill was thus, the bill is going to allow the government to outlaw piracy sites, domain names, and censor search results on copyrighted material. Seems like the right thing huh? Wrong. Here, watch this video and understand it a little better. Then if you disagree like I definitely do, then go to http://americancensorship.org/ and send an email stating you do not want this to pass.
Once again, it seems that the two software giants Apple and Microsoft cannot agree on something. Gasp! Its sooooo surprising. The disagreement this time? WebGL.
Now the argument? Its simple. Recently Microsoft released that it doesn’t support the WebGL graphic standard as it is now due to security issues. As long as WebGL has these supposed vulnerabilities, Microsoft will not support it as a Web standard. Its just too risky they say, which acknowledging the recent LulzSec and Anonymous hackers who are getting worldwide media attention, doesn’t seem to be a bad take on it. On the otherside, you have Apple who announced today that it does support WebGL and has signed up for WebGL for iAds. iAds are very flashy and interactive Ads that have recently been incorporated into the iPhone OS interface. So those of you with iPhones, prepare for your ads to really sparkle at this next iPhone OS update! Yay ADS! >.>
Here are the links to Microsoft’s and Apple’s news releases on CNet:
Apple’s News Release
Microsoft’s News Release