News in Short: Apple to finally publicly address iPhone 4 issues, China pushes for less Internet anonymity


Apple will hold iPhone 4 press conference this Friday

Apple, maker of the highly criticized iPhone 4, will hold a press conference on Friday regarding the device, and expectantly answering some long-asked questions, such as, “What the hell is wrong with this damn phone?” and “What the hell are you going to do about it?”

It’s also been reported that experts within Apple warned CEO Steve Jobs in early phases of design that there was potential for reception issues. No names have been issues due to Apple’s strictly private internal discussions.

The antenna design was selected supposedly to keep the iPhone thin and light, but has resulted in consumer complaints, critical lashback, sliding shares, and a snub by the highly regarded Consumer Reports. 

That being said, Apple’s iPhone broke broke records with its off-the-launch sales.

China seeks a reduction in Internet anonymity; how about Canada?

The country which has been iffy in accepting and tolerating web giants such as Google and Facebook now vows to reduce anonymity for internet users. A leading Chinese Internet regulator is calling for new rules, which would require people to use their real names when buying a mobile phone or going online, according to an article in the Globe and Mail.

While China’s internet blockage is a litte extreme, vying to ban sites like YouTube and Twitter, a reduction in Internet anonymity would be very welcomed here in Canada. “Free speech” on the internet is more of a free-for-all, where waves of completely anonymous web surfers engage in petty, written melees over trivial matters. What people say to one another online, they would never say in person. What we need is a balance between China’s extremities and North America’s lax lack of regulations.


Problem with the ‘net is, though, it’s just too big to harness.