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Privacy

Submission + - Intuit spies on you! 1

no-body writes: Using Turbo Tax? Well, with every entry of data or move within the program this happens:

'TurboTax' from your computer wants to connect to ttlcldtest.intuit.com [12.149.173.15], port 443

This is the worst I have seen on open privacy intrusion. Google Installer, Adobe Updater are the worst reaching out but Intuit beats it all!
Searching for ttlcldtest gives little result.
Anyone knows more?
Privacy

Submission + - Phishing Emails and Email tracking, any different?

no-body writes: Seems like major companies (like UPS) are using email tracking services to send html emails to unsuspected "customers".

Emails contain web beacons and every picture or web link in those emails is tracked and links to the tracking service, like:

Constant Contact
Exact Target

Originating email server differs from Company email seems to relate to.

So — if originating server cannot be related to the email's content and links are leading to suspicious sources,
it's a phishing email and should be reported to the company's abuse team — right?
Wireless (Apple)

Submission + - iPhone lock in Germany challenged

no-body writes: German Vodaphone obtained a preliminary injunction against T-Online, the only iPhone supplier, to question the legality of locking the iPhone to a single service provider.

The court approved the injunction and T-Online has now two weeks to respond.

It is said that Apple receives 1/3 of T-Online's iPone revenue.
Media

Submission + - Allofmp3 aquitted in Russia

no-body writes: Former owner of Allofmp3 aquitted in Russia — suit thrown out of court BBC

Judge: "The prosecution did not succeed in presenting persuasive evidence of his involvement in infringing copyright law,"
Apparently, Allofmp3 paid paid part of its income to ROMS, the Russian organisation which collects and distributes fees for copyright holders.

A Russian comment: "99 cent? That's the price for two bottles of wodka here. Nobody cann affort to pay that much for a MP3 file."
Space

Submission + - Mars face de-faced

no-body writes: Free University Berlin with the Mars Express project have obtained clearer pictures of the area and constucted 3D images.

One English article is here, German sites are here and here.

Some 3D images need to be viewed with 3D glasses.

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