Thursday, February 24, 2005

Blogger Toolbar Clicking Results in Spyware?
Spyware Snags Blogger Users
Dozens of blogs hosted by Google Inc.'s Blogger service can install programs that are widely considered to be spyware and adware onto visitors' computers, warn users and spyware researchers. In many cases, users are discovering the offending sites as they browse among blogs through Blogger's navigation bar.

The offending blogs typically prompt visitors to accept downloads through misleading pop-up windows, said Ben Edelman, a vocal spyware critic and Harvard University researcher. While a user typically must accept the download before the software installs, the prompts often attempt to trick users by disguising the download as a necessary Windows or Internet Explorer upgrade.

The Top 100 Gadgets of All Time -- including but not limited to the Swingline stapler, Lite Brite, the metronome, and the fuzzbuster. (I'm not mentioning the iPod or TiVo, because I'm still a little bitter about not owning them myself.)

(both links courtesy of My Couch)

First Kanye then Korn
Well, sorta. "Guitarist Brian 'Head' Welch, a founding member of Korn, has left the band and has rededicated his life to Christianity, according to the group's management."


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