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Content by Thomas Claburn
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posted in August 2005

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Private Phone Records Sold Online, Privacy Group Complains
News  |  8/30/2005
The Electronic Privacy Information Center wants telecommunications carriers to do more to prevent customer information from being sold online.
Slogging: Blogging With A Vengeance
Commentary  |  8/29/2005
San Francisco Chronicle columnist David Lazarus noted last week that, a search engine for personal information both sensitive and mundane, plans this Thursday to roll out a blogging service. ZabaBlog, Lazarus wrote, "allows people -- former classmates, ex-lovers, disgruntled co-workers -- to discuss you online." Call it "sloggin
New Apps Keep Google Pushing Beyond Search
News  |  8/26/2005
Company edges toward multimedia communications platform with Google Talk offering
A New Type Of Worm
Features  |  8/26/2005
The Threats Get Nastier
Features  |  8/26/2005
IT threats are growing in number, sophistication, and ill intent. Think you've got them under control? Just wait till tomorrow.
Source Of The Problem
Features  |  8/26/2005
Google Unveils Instant Messaging, Phone App
News  |  8/23/2005
Google Talk, for instant message and PC-to-PC phone calls, will use the open Jabber protocol, and it'll be ad-free.
Google Releases New Desktop Search Beta
News  |  8/19/2005
The new version includes a sidebar designed to personalize the application, with miniature apps that return information from news, RSS and Atom feeds, photo sites, and other information sources, based on the user's previous Web activities.
Search Engines Find Stolen Identities
News  |  8/18/2005
The prevalance of identity theft, and the fact that search engines provide links to pages containing personal data, is fueling a debate over whether search-engine companies should be working harder to address privacy issues and whether they should be held accountable for privacy violations.
Amazon's Mixes Maps And Images
News  |  8/16/2005
Trying to play serious catch-up with name players in the online search market,'s search subsidiary today unwrapped an online map service with a strong focus on images.
NOAA Wants To Change Weather Info-Sharing Policy
News  |  8/12/2005
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration wants to assure the private-sector weather industry that it's not a threat. Under a proposed policy revision, NOAA will "take advantage of existing capabilities and services of commercial and academic sectors to avoid duplication and competition in areas not related to the NOAA mission."
Identity-Theft Keylogger Identified
News  |  8/11/2005
Sunbelt Software has identified the keylogging spyware that is feeding sensitive personal information to an identity-theft ring. The FBI confirms it has been in contact with Sunbelt and is looking into the company's findings.
Survey: Blog Readership Skyrocketing
News  |  8/8/2005
The surging popularity of blogs has led comScore Networks to suggest that blogs can now be thought of as part of the mainstream media, if not rivals.
Open-Source Search
News  |  8/5/2005
IBM is making its tools for searching unstructured data open source.
Security Software Company Discovers Possible ID-Theft Ring
News  |  8/5/2005
Sunbelt Software says a server it discovered during research work may be harvesting ID information using keylogging technology.

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