Daily Archives: June 14, 2007

MS slyly installs WGA via updates, again

Microsoft was roundly criticized last year for downloading
its Windows Genuine Advantage (WGA) program, which tests for valid licenses,
as though the software was a “critical security upgrade.”

I’ve just found that MS has started doing this again — this time,
even if you’re simply checking manually for new patches.

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E-cards for any odd occasion

Everybody needs a way to mark those special occasions — birthdays,
weddings, graduations, nervous breakdowns… And, of course, there are
plenty of e-card Web sites to help you send just the right message,
usually for a fee

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Connecticut teacher gets a second chance

You all know the story of how adult pop-ups almost sent a substitute teacher
to jail for 40 years.

In a follow-up to his original

Feb. 22 story, our contributing editor Ryan Russell reports on a
possible reprieve.

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Practice ‘safe surfing’ with public Wi-Fi signals

You see them everywhere your Wi-Fi laptop goes: unprotected wireless signals
offering "Free Internet Access" or "Free
Public Wi-Fi."

But connect to them and you’ll be disappointed. In a few cases,
you may even have your computer hacked. Here’s the scoop on how to protect

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