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Submission + - Browsers nix add-on after Web of Trust is caught selling users' browsing histori (theregister.co.uk)

Timmy D Programmer writes: After being called out by Hamburg-based German television broadcaster, Norddeutscher Rundfunk (NDR) The browser extension which was found to be harvesting users' browsing histories and selling them to third parties has had its availability pulled from a number of web browsers' add-on repositories. Though WOT had claimed the data was anonymised the journalists were able to identify more than 50 users from the sample data it acquired from an intermediary. For me this is a deal breaker, WOT goodbye.

Comment True for one company, but the issue isn't PC v MAC (Score 1) 524

Anecdotal story of one company, and likely bought and paid for by Apple. If you are really paying that much to maintain your PCs then you a bigger issue on your hands with how you are setting them up and deploying them. Since this is IBM, that is very likely the case, under the constant threat of 'resource actions' much of their higher skilled workers have moved onto more stable pastures.

Comment What a crock (Score 4, Insightful) 404

He implies there is some sort of correlation to banks making donations, and tarp funds being distributed. Does $1000 seem like an appropriate bribe for a billion dollars? And since when does the secretary of state have any impact on where tarp funds are distributed? And what's the freaking point when this money is used for charity anyhow, it's not like they are buying paintings of themselves with it.

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