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Neowin.net – Microsoft and Facebook announce Docs.com a “social” Office

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This could give Google Docs a run for their money. Microsoft and Facebook joing forced to do battle against Google.

Neowin.net – Microsoft and Facebook announce Docs.com a “social” Office.

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April 22, 2010 at 12:09 am

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Google Sees Fake AV Threat — InformationWeek

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Something I’ve been seeing alot of lately, Fake AVs

Fake anti-virus software is on the rise and currently accounts for about 15% of all malware detected, according to a forthcoming report from Google.Fake anti-virus software purports to be software than can find and remove malware. But in fact it’s malware, the very thing it’s supposed to eliminate.

Fake AV software typically pretends to scan the victim’s computer and to find some form of malware, at which point it seeks payment from the victim to remove the non-existent malware.

Whether or not there’s a payment, the fake AV software may install more malware.

Google Sees Fake AV Threat — InformationWeek.

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April 15, 2010 at 2:04 am

Exodus From China

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With Google exiting China over it’s censorship issues, Godaddy no longer selling .cn domains names over censorship, Dell possibly thinking about “safer environments” for manufacturing, and Congress lighting a fire under Microsoft, could this be the start of a grand exodus out of China?

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March 25, 2010 at 2:08 am

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Google Douses Privacy Fire — InformationWeek

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Google Douses Privacy Fire — InformationWeek.

Recent remarks by Google CEO Eric Schmidt in a CNBC interview have set off a firestorm among privacy advocates:

Passing on the opportunity to explain to Bartiromo the difference between trusted friends and multi-billion dollar search advertising companies, Schmidt responded, “I think judgment matters. …If you have something that you don’t want anyone to know, maybe you shouldn’t be doing it in the first place. If you really need that kind of privacy, the reality is that search engines–including Google–do retain this information for some time. And it’s important, for example, that we are all subject in the United States to the Patriot Act and it is possible that all that information could be made available to the authorities.”

And the pretty much sums it up about any online company you deal with. For you Facebookers and Tweeters, and anywhere else you post or upload or download from, you’re putting it out there on a server that get’s mirrored and backed up, and probably indexed by search engines. “If you have something that you don’t want anyone to know, maybe you shouldn’t be doing it in the first place”

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December 13, 2009 at 2:02 am

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Google Flu Trends

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November 12, 2008 at 4:40 pm

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