Where is there a problem with "objectivity" in this article? It lays out a fairly serious security flaw discovered in Google's web store design, and relates this to how iTunes/iPhones work, clarifying that this problem is limited to Android.
It also brings up iTunes security issues of the past year, hardly flattering for Apple.
Given that millions of Mac and iPod users use Android smartphones, what is wrong with AppleInsider reporting on an issue that is important to them, and clarifying that it is not relevant to iOS users?
You say this article "doesn't make the site look good," but you apparently don't even understand the issues being described. Perhaps the lack of objectivity is not AI, but you and Fandroid patrol who attack every DED article, regardless of its objectivity or its factual basis.
Sounds like Dilger is right in pointing out that Android is no threat because its supporters are so afraid of any flaws that they make a smokescreen of attacks at the sources of the reports rather than publicizing the flaws so they can be fixed. This results in a weaker, not stronger platform.
"We'll know when Android has legs because it will stand on its own." A good read:
Why Apple Can't Be Too Worried About Android 3.0 Honeycomb Tablets Taking Away iPad Sales
The reason it's an issue is because on any given day a good chunk of the news on APPLEInsider is about Android and some "flaw" or how it's "Inferior" to iOS in some way. Often the articles posted contain quite a bit of FUD and when corrections come out, the original article is never updated (and by corrections, I mean from official sources, not in comments).
If you want to post a comparison piece every once and awhile that's fine, but this sites tendency to jump on ANY Android story they can spin negatively speaks of something else entirely. Namely Click-Bait and pointless trolling. And don't point to Android forums as a comparison. Forums are fanboy/fandroid heaven, that's a given. But AppleInsider tries passing itself off as a news site about everything apple related.
Tell me, how is this "security flaw" Apple related? And why not, for a point of comparison, list the tens of thousands of dollars stolen from customers via their iTunes accounts?
And anything by DED isn't a good read. He has no clue about anything outside of Apple and (possibly) ATT. He's good at those things, he should stick to it. We get that he liked iOS, he's entitled to it. But if I wanted to read the entitled rantings of a pompous ass I would just read BGR's editorials.
Let's look at the above issue. in order for this to be a threat:
1- The hacker would have to upload malicious code to the google market. This is theoretically possible, but this code often gets reported rather quickly, and no one has done this yet. Google has the Kill Switch for this reason
2- He would have to hack your Gmail account. If someone has your account, there's more to be freaked out about than getting some apps on your phone.
3- He would have to install the app to your phone. Which would mean manual input unless he programmed a bot to work with Google's setup.
4- The user would have to be an idiot not to see the "app installed" notification with an app he doesn't recognize.
5- Idiot user would have to manually select to RUN the app from their phone. Aka: "Some app just installed itself on my phone and I have no idea what it does, let's open it and see what it's about"
This isn't a "now someone can hack your phone by hacking your gmail" threat, this still requires significant end user interaction, and has so many what ifs in it as to be "largely" a non issue.