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Larry Dignan is Editor in Chief of ZDNet and SmartPlanet as well as Editorial Director of ZDNet's sister site TechRepublic. He was most recently Executive Editor of News and Blogs at ZDNet. Prior to that he was executive news editor at eWeek and news editor at Baseline. He also served as the East Coast news editor and finance editor at CNET News.com. Larry has covered the technology and financial services industry since 1995, publishing articles in WallStreetWeek.com, Inter@ctive Week, The New York Times, and Financial Planning magazine. He's a graduate of the Columbia School of Journalism and the University of Delaware.

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RIAA and DMCA madness

RIAA and DMCA madness

The RIAA has struck again, this time suing a family that has no computer and no internet connection. When told of the lawsuit, James Walls said he was unaware of the lawsuit since he had not been served yet – he asked, "How can they sue us if we don’t even have a computer?"

published April 24, 2006 by

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180solutions sponsors Yapbrowser and... child porn?

180solutions sponsors Yapbrowser and... child porn?

My head is swimming and I feel ill. I just read the blogs about 180solutions‘ latest — Yapbrowser, installed from 180’s servers no less, that directs all search requests to child porn sites. And this from a company that has made countless claims of cleaning up their act.

published April 17, 2006 by

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DirectRevenue's dirty money

DirectRevenue's dirty money

DirectRevenue’s finances are most interesting — they were making tons of money and paying out large amounts to their distributors, while users’ computers were being trashed with their adware/spyware.

published April 12, 2006 by

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180solutions on the move, literally

180solutions on the move, literally

Wayne Porter. blogging at ReveNews, is reporting on speculation that 180solutions, the infamous adware company that's been under fire by the CDT (Center for Democracy and Technololgy) and anti-spyware groups for at least 2 years, has been cleaning house, as in moving out of their offices in Bellevue, Washington.

published March 31, 2006 by

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Spyware in you cell phone -- what next?

Spyware in you cell phone -- what next?

I just read CNET reporter Joris Evers' article about new spy software that hides on cell phones. I think it's outrageous, but I guess it shouldn't be too surprising since there's spyware for your automobile.

published March 30, 2006 by

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How about some Fried Phish?

How about some Fried Phish?

Fried Phish, otherwise known as PIRT (Phishing Incident Reporting and Termination) was officially launched today, as reported by CNET’s Joris Evers and this press release. I’ve been watching this project get ready for its debut and I must say I’m impressed.

published March 27, 2006 by

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SpywareQuake - newest rogue, replacing SpyFalcon and SpyAxe

SpywareQuake - newest rogue, replacing SpyFalcon and SpyAxe

Since I first heard about SpywareQuake, late yesterday afternoon, less than 24 hours ago, I've seen dozens of complaints about it already. SpywareQuake is being installed without notice or consent, hijacks the desktop and pops up a warning from the system tray that the machine is infected with spyware.

published March 25, 2006 by

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StopBadware.org issues first reports

StopBadware.org issues first reports

StopBadware.org, the newest anti-spyware group, promised to name the bad guys and today they issued the first set of reports on 4 badware pushers that consumers should avoid. StopBadware tested 4 applications, KaZaa, SpyAxe, Waterfalls 3 and Mediapipe.

published March 22, 2006 by

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