Monthly Archives: April 2011

The Continuing Microsoft and AT&T Windows Phone “NoDo” Debacle

Let’s see now, the “early 2011″ Windows Phone 7 update (now known as NoDo) from Microsoft turned into a March update which in the case of AT&T customers is now starting to look like a late April or even May … Continue reading

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What I expect for Windows Phone at MIX ’11

At first I was amused by articles suggesting that most of what is coming in the Windows Phone 7 “Mango” update had already been revealed at Mobile World Congress (MWC).  Now I’m amused by some of the leaks of much … Continue reading

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TRUSTe gets its Tracking Protection List act together

When Microsoft added the Tracking Protection List (TPL) feature to the Internet Explorer 9 beta TRUSTe made available a beta TPL that has been widely criticized.  The problem with the TRUSTe beta TPL is that apparently what they did was just take everyone who … Continue reading

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It’s time for Windows XP to die

In a world where computer security and internet privacy are critical issues, one of the biggest problems we have is the continued use of Windows XP.  Fortunately there is progress in replacing Windows XP, with it being used on less … Continue reading

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Microsoft IE9 Tracking Protection Lists (Part 2 – The How)

In Part 1 of my blog on the Microsoft Internet Explorer 9 (IE9) Tracking Protection List (TPL) feature I discussed why it was important to do something about tracking.  Now lets talk just a little bit about how tracking and … Continue reading

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Microsoft IE9 Tracking Protection Lists (Part 1 – The Why)

A very cool feature in Microsoft’s Internet Explorer 9 (IE9) is its support for Tracking Protection Lists (TPL).  TPLs are a mechanism for reducing how tracking of your activities on the web can be done by advertisers (and others).  I want to … Continue reading

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A Data Breach with real damage

Some of you aren’t going to be sympathetic on this one, but have you heard of PornWikiLeaks?  I was looking at CNet this morning and at the top of the list of most popular links was the story of how … Continue reading

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