Paying more for a printer, but less for ink: In some ways, the world of electronics is a great big game of Us vs. Them, filled with imbalances of power that the little people can't do anything about.

Global net censorship 'growing': The level of state-led censorship of the net is growing around the world, a study of so-called internet filtering by the Open Net Initiative suggests. BBC News.

DRM Going Away? Don't Hold Your Breath: Amazon's announcement of a digital rights management-free music store is another step in the demise of DRM. Still, the crumbling of content protection is looking more like the long, slow decline of the roman empire than the abrupt collapse of communism. BusinessWeek.

LG to halt some Plasma production: The world's No. 2 maker of plasma panels said in a statement on Friday it was considering several strategic options to "efficiently adjust the plasma display business." Reuters.

QuickTime Riskier Than Internet Explorer? One-third of QuickTime copies go unpatched, pose a bigger security risk than Internet Explorer or Firefox. PC World.