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Internet Explorer

+ - Has IE 7 turned back Firefox?

Submitted by
roscoetoon
roscoetoon writes "http://www.computerworld.com/action/article.do?com mand=viewArticleBasic&taxonomyName=networking_and_ internet&articleId=9014958&taxonomyId=16

The spin continues about who's gaining what share of the browser markets. It's all in who's point of view you look at.

Firefox's success in chipping away at Internet Explorer's (IE) majority Web browser market share has slowed since Microsoft Corp. began pushing the new IE7 as an automatic update to Windows users last year, a management consulting firm said yesterday. But a Web metrics company immediately disputed the conclusion, and said that IE 7's introduction has helped — not hurt — Firefox.
They battle on:

Firefox's stall, said Janulaitis, meant that it and other IE rivals won't be able to overtake Microsoft's browser "without some major new innovation or driver."
Poppycock, said Geoff Johnston, an analyst with WebSideStory, Inc. of San Diego, Calif. "I'm surprised at how well Firefox has done since IE7 came out," he said. "It looks like the forced migration of IE7 is helping Firefox."
But it's all in 'How You Count the Beans':

"IE7 has almost 31% of the whole browser market," said Johnston, "but its growth has been almost exclusively at the expense of IE6. IE7 has not slowed the pace of either Firefox or Safari. Microsoft's getting it from both those two fronts."
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Announcements

+ - RegisterFly Class Action Lawsuit is Here!

Submitted by
ScrwdByRF
ScrwdByRF writes "Many people are trapped in Registerfly or have lost their domain names there and have wanted a class action lawsuit to join — after all, who can afford to sue on their own? Well now there is one. A class action lawsuit has recently been filed against RegisterFly, ICANN, and eNom, who have all had a hand in this. You can read all of the official court documents, background, and sign up as a plaintiff and to help make the case however you can at the registerfly-lawsuit.com website. Maybe you can even get your domain names back, which is obviously one of the very top goals.

This is a real, class action lawsuit that has already been filed in a United States Court. You do not have to pay ANYTHING to be a member and, you do not have to be from the United States either. I am the lead plaintiff becuase I could not stand by and let my business be taken away from me by the negligence of these people."
User Journal

Journal: Safari and Slashdot 2

Journal by Tragek

Step One: Open Safari.
Step Two: Open Activity monitor.
Step three: Rig it so you can see both windows at the same time (or use the floating CPU window)
Step four: Open a big slashdot discussion. Apple's iPod release let's say.
Step Five: Have the new comment system on slashdot.
Step six: Scroll.

Watch as your CPU usage goes out of this world.

Privacy

+ - Students sue anti-plagiarism service

Submitted by jazzbazzfazz
jazzbazzfazz (600773) writes "It seems that some students in Virginia are not happy with the anti-plagiarism service Turnitin. The company checks prose submitted by its customers for signs that it has been copied in whole or part by comparing it to a large database of works that it maintains. Trouble is, it also adds the submitted prose to its files and stores it for use by the company in future scans, which the students feel is illegal use of their copyrighted materials. I think they've got an excellent case, especially since they seem to have prepared for this eventuality: they're A-students, never been accused of plagiarism, and they formally copyrighted their papers prior to their submission to Turnitin. Anyone out there know there copyright laws?"
Communications

+ - Amp'd Mobile Hit with FCC Fine

Submitted by
eldavojohn
eldavojohn writes "Another communications company has been handed a $100k fine from the FCC for not protecting user data. This is related to fallout from the well known Dunn-HP case: "The proposed fines, announced Tuesday, come in the wake of disclosures that detectives hired by Hewlett-Packard Co. — and a myriad of other so-called "data brokers" — routinely acquire personal phone records by impersonating customers targeted in private investigations and billing collection cases." I wonder when they're going to apply these fines to companies that routinely serve private data to government agencies with no warrant?"
Censorship

+ - Digg is now a censor machine

Submitted by Anonymous Coward
An anonymous reader writes "Every minute top-dugg stories get blocked from the front page. Just look at some of the stories that I dugg: Some ow these stories have gotten more than 100 Diggs in one day and have every right to appear on the Front Page. Several stories on Ron Paul today where deleted after featuring on the Front Page for about an hour. Oh and of course everything Rosie O Donnel is instantly gone. This is just insane, its acually so bad that Digg has gone offline several times today to "Make some adjustments"."

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