According to The Verge, the new design is 40 percent smaller than the current microSIMs, and is designed in such a way as to allow backwards compatibility with existing devices. Of course, this didn’t conclude without a spot of controversy. Apple, a proponent of this evolution, had wanted their own design spec to become the official one. But handset makers such as Motorola, RIM and Nokia objected, and came up with a compromise design of their own; a design that would become the final spec.
Internet Explorer 10 on Windows 8 won’t be the first major browser to pack a “do not track” component, but it’ll be the first to have it switched on by default. Though Microsoft doesn’t yet support the feature on its own websites, it plans to help hammer out the protocols by cooperating with industry, government and standards organizations in the months ahead. With Twitter’s support for the measure, the crew in Redmond isn’t the only one kicking the privacy ball forward. The Digital Advertising Alliance, however, isn’t pleased with the development, in no small part because it struck a deal with the White House to honor “do not track” so long as it’s not a default setting. Despite the move, Microsoft said it hopes users will choose to share their data with advertisers to receive more relevant advertising. Hit the more coverage links for added details on Microsoft’s feather ruffling.