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Phishers have new tools

According to two reports released by the security company Symantec, phishers and spammers are coming up with new ways to attack their victims. In the past they almost exclusively relied on forged emails and web sites. Now, social networking sites like Twitter and Facebook can be added to their lists …

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Why people keep blogging

Last week the New York Times ran a feature about several bloggers who had abandoned their blogs. They quoted statistics from Technorati stating that 95 percent of blogs are abandoned, the ruins of the lost World Wide Web. They cite many reasons. Some people thought they would become financially independent. …

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CBS News to stream live news on Ustream

In an attempt to attract a younger, more internet-savvy audience, CBS News has partnered with a website called Ustream to simulcast its news online. The web site will show CBS News with Katie Couric live over the Internet. Their hope is that streaming their news with third-party websites will attract …

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Facebook to Offer Vanity URLs

This week Facebook is expected to announce a new feature: vanity URLs. The new web addresses will make it much easier for people to be found and market themselves. Rather than have the normal http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=xxxxxxxxx, users will have the chance to register http://www.facebook.com/yourname. Sites like Flickr, Twitter, and LinkedIn have …

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