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I think you're referring to Kitchen Nightmares. The problems there result from inadequate enforcement of regulations. Regulations are needed in areas like those because financial incentives do not always align with the public's well-being, and also because there is an information asymmetry -- since restaurant's don't post their cutting board practices and cleaning schedules for public review, customers can't always detect bad practices behind the scenes. A purely profit...
Heavy users are already paying their fair share. That's why a 50mbps connection costs more than a 25mpbs connection. What do the extra fees go toward if not to finance the extra burden placed on the ISP by the increased bandwidth?
Does the average restaurant customer inspect the restaurant's kitchen to ensure that raw meats aren't being stored with fresh vegetables?
"Someone" is already paying for the infrastructure development -- namely, the ISPs own subscribers. The content providers don't proactively "clog the network with massive amounts of bandwidth." The ISPs bring all the traffic upon themselves by  providing internet service to their customers; all the traffic is being requested  and paid for by their own subscribers. They are already being paid by each subscriber to ensure that their infrastructure is capable of delivering...
Just imagine if Verizon made its subscribers  pay a surcharge -- on top of what they are already paying for a 3G/4G data connection -- for the ability to download movies from iTunes at the same speed as from Redbox Instant Movies.
From a technical point of view, Android's system lies somewhere between OS X and iOS -- its method of restricting app installations by default is virtually identical to Gatekeeper on OS X, and unlike OS X it sandboxes all apps, not just apps from the app store. The main feature that sets iOS apart from either Android or OS X is that iOS essentially requires all apps to be approved by Apple, either directly through the App Store review process, or indirectly if they are...
"Average users" aren't Anandtech's intended audience. With articles like this one (http://www.anandtech.com/show/6777/understanding-camera-optics-smartphone-camera-trends), It's pitched more toward readers interested in inner workings of technology.
That "fix" is laughable since installing it requires you to first hack your phone to get root privileges; unless you have a Nexus device or otherwise have an unlocked bootloader, the process of getting root requires itself a security exploit. The real solution for the average user is to do nothing and let Verify Apps deal with the problem as that was updated to detect FakeID similarly to how XProtect was recently updated to catch Wirelurker and Masque.
Devices running Gingerbread or newer also maintain a malware blacklist similar to Xprotect called "Verify Apps" (https://blog.malwarebytes.org/mobile-2/2013/07/android-as-a-service-verify-apps-for-gingerbread-and-up/).
It's not  just for "legacy apps." Being fully programmable by the end user is one of the defining features of a personal computer. The fact that you can do this easily on a Mac is one reason for the popularity of OS X in scientific circles. In scientific computing, you'll likely be writing and running your own code all the time. 
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