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  Android isn't Java based because you can't run .class files on an Android device, at least not without first installing a Java Virtual Machine. Further, you don't have to use the Dalvik VM at all -- you can use the NDK to build native ARM, x86, or MIPS executables.
It isn't a Java program. It's a Dalvik program. Android doesn't use the Java Virtual Machine.To install the Amazon App Store, you have to enable third-party markets, or use an Amazon Android device. Even if you enable third-party apps, apps aren't installed automatically. The user is still prompted to install them. The install lists the permissions the app needs -- the user can clearly see if the app wants access to personal information or to services that potentially cost...
Hardly. This isn't the first baseless, hysterical Android malware hit piece I've seen, and it won't be the last. Every few weeks we see some new inflated claim from a security consultancy that Android malware increased dramatically. But if you look closely, you'll see they almost never disclose their methodology, which makes it hard to take them seriously. Also, it appears that many of them curiously classify adware as malware, leading to inflated numbers. In most cases,...
  Be afraid of what, exactly? Shoddy reporting? These apps cannot install themselves automatically, and they're blocked by the default config. This is a non-story.
  Seems like you're changing the topic a bit. Further, Hulu doesn't allow arbitrary user-uploaded content; YouTube does. And YouTube does offer links out to purchase content for some music in videos they can identify.
Per http://www.youtube.com/t/press_statistics, "72 hours of video are uploaded to YouTube every minute." So, no, human review isn't possible for every video. You have to rely on algorithms, supplemented with limited human review.
Seems like nothing will satisfy you, which isn't atypical for commenters here. Human review isn't feasible for something at YouTube's scale.
  Disabling untrusted sources is hardly disabling openness. Further, it can be enabled selectively -- if you want to install a third-party app that you trust, enable the setting, install the app, then clear the setting.
Given the extremely high rate of video uploads, what do you suggest they do?
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