Tag Archives: Spy

Design: It’s All About Alarm Clocks

By | September 17, 2007

Business writer and entrepreneur Seth Godin throws out product ideas like other people throw out orange juice cartons: For twenty cents or so, alarm clock manufacturers can add a chip that not only knows the time (via a radio signal) but knows what day it is too. Which means that they can add a switch that says “weekends.”… Read More »

Gmail Is Weird

By | May 29, 2007

An ordinary business email yielded the following contextual Google ads. Don’t click on the first one if you’ve just eaten and don’t click on the second on principle. clipped from mail.google.com Sponsored Links   Photos: That’s in my Gut? This site guarantees to remove really gross stuff from your gut. www.BlessedHerbs.com   Spy earpieces Special equipment from Russia. All exams without preparation! www.wintec.ru

Can We Trust Anti-Spy Software?

By | February 22, 2004

Who watches over the watchers? In software, it seems, it’s often the same folk.   Reading a press release for X-Cleaner, “a privacy tool suite that detects and removes installed spyware and adware components”, it sounded interesting enough for a mention. After all, it “includes tools to securely delete files, edit the registry, disable startup programs”, as well as… Read More »

News: Norton Chips In

By | August 25, 2003

 I should have known, given the whole virus thing is big business, that if one company announces a new product, its rival down the street isn’t likely to stay silent. Hot on the heels (or maybe before, who knows) of McAfee’s upgrade to its VirusScan, Symantec Corp.announced Norton AntiVirus 2004, although tellingly it’s not ‘widely available’ until early… Read More »