Newsletter roundup

A couple of interesting things seen in newsletters today. First there’s today’s Spyware Info Weekly which talks about accusations of reverse engineering and fraud among different anti-spyware apps. Interesting stuff, I think we’d all do well to make sure we aren’t using a fake spyware killer. Then, from today’s LangaList comes a pointer to Fred’s…

Let’s talk about work

Specifically, let’s talk about work hours and home hours. Much is being made about this article, which quotes a new study that says that people with home internet access wind up spending more time working from home than they waste surfing at work. It raises some interesting points. Here, we understand that there is occasionally…

Ad Aware

Looks like those of you who’ve been waiting on something from Lavasoft since they seemingly abandoned Ad-Aware version 5 are in for a treat. They have announced the release of the 2 pay versions of Ad-Aware 6 with the freeware version set for next week, if I read it correctly. (source: Spyware Info newsletter)

Turbo Tax problems

I’ve seen a few of these but not really had time to get into all the details until this morning. Here’s the scenario, Intuit is bundling a program called SafeCast from Macrovision with the latest release of TurboTax, according to this article Intuit is quoted as saying: “It is not spyware, as some on the…