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Maybe the term 'DRM' isn't scary enough

Adam Green: I made my pitch to get David [Berlind] to use the term copy protection instead of DRM. He was sympathetic to the issue, but not too interested in making the change.....

January 12, 2006 by David Berlind


Roll your own custom search

Rollyo just launched a customer search tool that lets you create search engines (with up to 25 sites) that are accessible via the search toolbar in Firefox. Since its October 2005 launch, Rollyo has accumulated about 15,000 personalized search "engines.

January 12, 2006 by Dan Farber


Whirlwind day at Harvard's Berkman Center

I wanted to publicly say thanks to the folks at The Berkman Center for Internet & Society at the Harvard Law School (HLS) for having me over for most of the day Tuesday (earlier this week).  I'm purposely not naming names because I know I'll leave someone out and I don't want to do that.

January 12, 2006 by David Berlind


Scalability lessons from a megaservice

ACM Queue has a fascinating interview with Phil Smoot, a product unit manager with MSN.  In that capacity, he manages the product teams responsible for Hotmail, one of the largest Web-based services on the Internet.

January 12, 2006 by Phil Windley

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Apple's malfunctioning RSS: Bug or feature?

Dave Winer -- the father of RSS -- can't tell if the problems he's having with Apple's RSS are just the beta blues or if Apple's up to something a bit more nefarious: Engadget quoted Jobs as saying they were using “industry standard” RSS. Even if we used terminology like that (we don’t, there’s no standards body for RSS) one company can’t on its own say it’s standard, esp when it has so many mistakes in it.

January 11, 2006 by David Berlind


The fox watching the henhouse?

eWeek: Symantec Caught in Norton 'Rootkit' Flap Symantec Corp. has fessed up to using a rootkit-type feature in Norton SystemWorks that could provide the perfect hiding place for attackers to place malicious files on computers.

January 11, 2006 by David Berlind

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