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MS warns of IE vulnerabilty

From News.com: “A patch for the flaw is not available. As an interim measure, the software giant advises people to set their Internet and local intranet security zone settings to “high” before running ActiveX controls.  

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Delloitte survey on security in financial institutions

From BeSpacific, Deloitte just released their 2005 Global Security Survey on financial institutions.    

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Direct Revenue appoints new Privacy Dude

Direct Revenue Appoints Andrew Reiskind Chief Privacy Officer. Reisking previously worked for Weil, Gotshal & Manges and most recently he was with interactive marketing firm Modem Media. He has his work cut out for him.  As Eric Howes notes:   Among the more onerous and objectionable practices currently associated with DR’s software are the fact that […]

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More on Claria/MS rumored purchase

This is sure starting to look like a hoax. From Good Morning Silicon Valley, Silicon Beat reports that Magdalena Yesil, who is on the board of Claria (representing US Venture Partners) says that there is no deal. According to SiliconBeat: “I sit on the board, and I would know if there was such an offer,” […]

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Another take on the Grokster ruling

Dave Morgan makes an interesting post on Online Media Daily. It’s pro the Grokster ruling (but he has an interesting viewpoint as to why).  One example: “File-sharing services have inflicted harm for money. While most of the attention file-sharing services have garnered focused on how they helped consumers bypass the out-dated business models of the […]

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Rumor about Microsoft to buy Claria…a trial balloon?

Rumor has it that Microsoft is in talks to buy Claria. (Also, Microsoft Watch tidbit here) How many times in the dozens of acquisitions that Microsoft has made has there been any advance rumor? Answer? Never, at least to my knowledge. I have been on the far outside periphery of two of their recent acquisitions, […]

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Study shows men are responsible for surge in spyware on workplace computers

According to a recent survey by SurfControl, computer misuse by men causes a surge in spyware on office PCs. Read an article here and here. The survey of 300 men and women showed that male workers consistently made more regular use of the online facilities and PC technologies that often act as the source of […]

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180 Proposes, Edelman Disposes

180 Solutions is sending out 20 million notifications to users. 180’s official PR here. Here is what the notifications look like (apparently delivered in a popup): Click to enlarge Click to enlarge (Thanks Ben Edelman for the pics). The blogsphere gets busy. Ben Edelman writes about it here. Suzi at SpywareWarrior.com writes here. PaperGhost writes […]

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Grumbling about Grokster

So the major news yesterday was that Grokster lost. This puts the industry into a bit of a quandary. The Justices said that Morpheous and Grokster crossed the line as they were (effectively) promoting their networks as ways to pirate software. Good news is that the Justices didn’t negate the Betamax defense (referring to the […]

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Supreme court rules against Grokster

Major news. Unaminous ruling against Grokster. Justice Souter’s opinion. Well worth reading. Justice Ginsburg and Justice Breyer concurred.

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