Tag Archives: Law/Crime

Nightmare on Spyware Street

By | November 24, 2008

A case in Connecticut has exposed the legal dangers of not protecting your computer against spyware, as well as our vulnerability at the hands of incompetent law-enforcement officers. Teacher Julie Amero found herself in a nightmare after spyware on her school computer popped up pornographic images in front of students. Instead of realising this was spyware at work,… Read More »

Loose Bits, Sept 14 2006

By | September 14, 2006

A new Loose Wire blog feature, collecting some links that aren’t necessarily new, but worth pointing out in case you missed them: Good summary of what ubuntu, the new Linux windows-like interface, is and isn’t, from David Weinberger: “Until Ubuntu handles its inevitable errors and failures as well as Windows and the Mac do, users won’t get far… Read More »

Loose Bits, Sept 13 2006

By | September 13, 2006

A new Loose Wire blog feature, collecting some links that aren’t necessarily new, but worth pointing out in case you missed them: Discussion at WSJ.com between jimmy Wales of Wikipedia and Dale Hoiberg, editor-in-chief of Britannica, on the future of encyclopedias, which quickly deteriorates into name calling. Business 2.0 piece by Om Malik on widgets: “Widgets are absolutely… Read More »

Loose Bits, Sept 12 2006

By | September 12, 2006

A new Loose Wire blog feature, collecting some links that aren’t necessarily new, but worth pointing out in case you missed them: Google’s News Archive Search – lets you search back through news articles several years, decades, even nearly a century back. Stories are listed by interest (whatever that means) but with three very handy extra features: a… Read More »