The state of the Internet gets worse

The are a lot of unhealthy trends and situations on the Internet and here are some articles discussing what is happening and what might be done about it.

Quote of the week

As far as I can see, the future of Windows Phone is that it will eventually be replaced by Android. In fact – and I don’t make bold predictions lightly – I can’t see a future where Microsoft doesn’t pull the plug on Windows Phone in the next few years and switch to Android.
Adrian Kingsley-Hughes at ZDNet

Brain fog

Brain dew point
Source: Re/code

How hacked email accounts are used

Charting the use of stolen email accounts
Source: Krebs on Security

A free upgrade for Windows??

At ComputerWorld, Gregg Keizer discusses how Microsoft will try to make us forget the failure of Windows 8 as it moves to Windows 9 (aka “Threshold”). He even makes this suggestion:

If Microsoft wants to air out the stink of 8 from the Windows domicile as quickly as possible, it must give away the Threshold upgrade. It would simply be the smart thing to do.

Giving away an upgrade to a new version of Windows would certainly be a different tack for Microsoft. It would have been inconceivable in the Ballmer-Gates regimes.