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February 25, 2010 by

Does that new Windows Activation update really 'phone home'?

This week, Microsoft began rolling out the Windows Activation Technologies update that it promised earlier this month. Some privacy advocates claim that the update "phones home," an expression that traditionally has been tied to spyware. I disagree with this characterization but recognize that reasonable people can find privacy concerns. Here's a background on exactly what this update does, so you can make up your own mind.

December 31, 2007 by

Researcher: Sears' use of ComScore software falls short on privacy

Ben Edelman, an assistant professor at the Harvard Business School and noted anti-spyware researcher, says Sears and Kmart customers are giving up too much private data when they join a marketing program called "My SHC Community."Edelman walks through the installation of the ComScore software that powers Sears Holdings Community (SHC) and then argues that Sears falls short of Federal Trade Commission privacy standards.

September 3, 2015 By Lavasoft

Ad-Aware Pro Security

Complete line-of-defense against the most extreme forms of malware and cyber threats, Ad-Aware Pro Security provides the most advanced...

November 13, 2005 by

Internet security suites compared

These suites bundle everything you need, from antivirus protection to firewall blocking, in one box. Plus, they offer additional privacy protection, such as blocking objectionable Web sites, spam, and spyware -- all in one convenient package. Which is the best?

July 16, 2015 By Ashampoo

Ashampoo Anti-Virus 2015

Ashampoo Anti-Virus 2015 provides sophisticated real-time protection without compromise. Heavy on security, light on resources, virus,...

March 30, 2005 by

Nearly all malware is spyware: Panda

Around 90 percent of malware found on both home and corporate PCs is spyware, according to Internet security firm Panda Software.Panda said it arrived at the figure after analysing data gathered from an online scanning utility.

November 18, 2004 by

Printing firms admit taking data

Lexmark and HP have confirmed that they are using software that reports back on the way people are using their printer products.The two printing manufacturers use the software to understand customer behaviour, and the installation on PCs is automatic once the users have consented.


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