Larry Dignan

Larry Dignan is Editor in Chief of ZDNet and SmartPlanet as well as Editorial Director of ZDNet's sister site TechRepublic.

Jason Perlow

Jason Perlow, Sr. Technology Editor at ZDNet, is a technologist with over two decades of experience integrating large heterogeneous multi-vendor computing environments in Fortune 500 companies. Jason is currently a Partner Technology Strategist with Microsoft Corp. His expressed views do not necessarily represent those of his employer.

Latest Posts

Microsoft should buy Claria

Adware distributors have seeded the Bittorrent network with their wares, calling into question adware makers claims of clamping down on affiliates.

July 1, 2005 by Wayne Cunningham


Adware on Bittorrent

Microsoft announced that the next generation of Internet Explorer, version 7, will be less vulnerable to drive-by spyware downloads.

June 17, 2005 by Wayne Cunningham


A more secure IE

A new coalition of antispyware companies, called the Anti-Spyware Coalition, has formed, and I think it has a decent chance of success.

June 14, 2005 by Wayne Cunningham

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From the ashes of COAST

Spyware and viruses share some characteristics, but the fact that spyware creators make money for their efforts makes it more prevalent.

June 6, 2005 by Wayne Cunningham

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DirectRevenue attempts reform

A couple of posts ago I wrote about an EU Directive, and how an attendee at our Antispyware Workshop told me it would severely affect adware.

May 12, 2005 by Wayne Cunningham


EU privacy laws

Although Congress is considering several bills to outlaw spyware, many of its behaviors may already be illegal.

May 10, 2005 by Wayne Cunningham

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Spyware and the law

Yesterday's Antispyware Workshop was incredibly successful because of all the amazing people that showed up.

May 6, 2005 by Wayne Cunningham

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