Tag: CNN

Mac users need not worry – CNN knows nothing

Techdirt noted that Mac users probably don’t need to worry much about security for a while, despite what CNN says. After viruses were discovered on the backs of iPods, CNN decided it was a risk to Macs even though the infection was of the usual Windows variety.

No wonder I don’t even have cable.

Did CNN spam bloggers?

Nick Lewis has put together a (fairly) exhaustive piece of research regarding some purported blog spamming done by CNN. Nick’s work is interesting, to say the least. Frankly, the premise of the suspicion, and the way it was done, make a heck of a lot of sense.

IBM hopping on the spam vigilante bandwagon? I don’t think so.

There has been a lot of chatter regarding IBM’s latest foray into the anti-spam marketplace. At first, the talk was primarily bunk. IBM was being accused of spamming back the spammers. Now, a few days later, the record has been set straight on FairUCE.

What Kind of Data is Floating Around….?

Somebody just emailed me and ask what information companies like Choicepoint, Experian, Equifax, and TransUnion actually have on people. The email included the comment “Well I have never been contacted by ChoicePoint, or any other of these bureaus.”

Well, no kidding. And if you contact them, they charge you an arm and a leg for any reports, if they offer them at all. Most of those reports WILL contain erroneous information that they won’t change for you (at least without making you jump through three rings of fire, swim the Straits of Magellan, and climb Mt. Everest without oxygen).

Back to topic – what do they have…