Tag Archives for Dow Jones & Company Inc.

The Charting Of An Urban Myth? Or A Double Bluff?

Here’s a cautionary tale from Vmyths, the virus myths website, on how urban legends are born. Vmyths says that Reuters News Agency filed a report from Singapore last week quoting anti-virus manufacturer Trend Micro (makers of PC-cillin) as saying computer … Continue reading

21. January 2004 by jeremy
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Update: How Anti-virus Companies Are Making Things Worse

 Fridrik Skulason, founder of anti-virus maker FRISK, has fired off a broadside about a problem I looked at in recent postings and my last Dow Jones column (sorry, subscribers only…): that some anti-virus companies are partly to blame for the … Continue reading

12. September 2003 by jeremy
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News: Court says Gator-style ads are legal

  Good news for Gator, the adware company I wrote about a few weeks back. According to CNET News.com a federal court has ruled that pop-up ads for rivals of U-Haul International, placed atop the moving company’s own site by a third-party … Continue reading

07. July 2003 by jeremy
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Column: AlphaSmarts

Loose Wire — Frustrated Writers, Take Note: This Palm-powered, plain-vanilla, word-producing machine has none of the bells and whistles of other computers and won’t break your back or the bank — meaning more time for haiku By Jeremy Wagstaff from … Continue reading

22. June 2003 by jeremy
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Column: Under the Wire

UNDER THE WIRE From 26 June 2003 edition of the Far Eastern Economic Review (c) 2003, Dow Jones & Company, Inc. You’re Fired SMS, or text messaging, is great for staying in touch but isn’t so hot for conveying bad … Continue reading

21. June 2003 by jeremy
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Column: An end to spam?

Loose Wire — Exorcism for Spam: A theory devised by an English vicar and adopted by smart anti-spammers is your best bet for keeping spam out of your inbox By Jeremy Wagstaff from the 19 June 2003 edition of the … Continue reading

13. June 2003 by jeremy
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Column: Under the Wire

UNDER THE WIRE The Latest Software and Hardware Upgrades, Plug-Ins and Add-Ons from the 5 June 2003 of edition of the Far Eastern Economic Review , (c) 2003, Dow Jones & Company, Inc. History Scanned The past is being digitized … Continue reading

28. May 2003 by jeremy
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Column: USB and the CIA

Loose Wire — How to Steal CIA Secrets: It’s as easy as USB; Universal Serial Bus drives are getting small enough to hide in coffee mugs, and you can attach them to most computers and all sorts of other gadgets … Continue reading

26. May 2003 by jeremy
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Column: the paper mountain

Loose Wire — Conquer That Paper Mountain: It’s time to get organized; Here’s some software to help you scan and locate photos and documents; But perhaps you shouldn’t ditch the filing cabinet just yet By Jeremy Wagstaff   from the … Continue reading

25. May 2003 by jeremy
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