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Senior Microsoft PR guy goes to 180 Solutions

In a surprising move, Sean Sundwall, Senior Corporate PR Manager at Microsoft, is taking the job of Director of Corporate Communications at 180Solutions/Zango.com. Yup. It’s really true. He starts next Monday. Alex Eckelberry

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REAL ID act redux

An update of my prior blog on this issue. The LA Times recently wrote (reg. required) about more privacy consequences of this law which will have a significant effect on your privacy. From the article: “But once the law takes full effect three years from now, it will also give many more bureaucrats access to […]

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Claria’s paper on antispyware applications

Read it here. Alex

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More on Netscape trust rating

Hot off the presses: Ben Edelman just posted a detailed writeup. Why the big deal? AOL Netscape (nee Netscape) is assigning a trust rating based on certifications. Certifications are useless for trust ratings, because all they do is certify what they are supposed to certify–such as “is the traffic in a SSL browser session secure?”. […]

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So who bamboozled the folks at Netscape?

(Part one in an informal series on the absolute uselessness of current certifcation practices…more later). The new Netscape has a trust rating, explained here. According to their website: The Netscape Browser is equipped with a web site rating system called “Trust Ratings” which is driven by lists of sites provided by our trusted security partners. […]

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Report on the spyware market

This just out. Morgan Stanley’s report on the spyware market. Read it here. Note: We have not reviewed the material to determine accuracy, a quintillion disclaimers apply, etc.

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Our response to Hotbar

Click here to read a scan of our response to Hotbar. This went out today. A cleaner version is here. Later, I’ll be posting a more exhaustive writeup, with screen shots. Alex Eckelberry

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Another one.

Abetterinternet has just send us a Cease and Desist letter. You can see it here. As with all of these types of legal issues, I have fowarded it to our high priced lawyers and a response will be sent in due course. The letter basically asks us not to label BetterInternet (aka Direct Revenue) as […]

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A chilling tale of digital breach

If you haven’t read this story in the Washington Post, it’s worth a quick read. It went something like this: -A small group of hackers sent out a bunch of porn spam with a virus/keylogger attached. -A police officer opened one of the emails, and then subsequently logged onto Seisint, a LexisNexis subsidiary. Of course, […]

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More on Hotbar

Word is spreading that Sunbelt is being attacked by Hotbar. Lots of interesting comments from our previous post. Our crack legal team will be writing a response, which we will post for public viewing in the next week or so. For an example of a prior letter, see our letter to iDownload. However, some new […]

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