Microsoft sues spyware vendor. One point for the consumer!

Antispyware Company Sued Under Spyware Law   Microsoft, Washington state attorney general claim company’s product actually makes computers less secure. Robert McMillan, IDG News Service Thursday, January 26, 2006 Microsoft and the Washington state attorney general have filed lawsuits against antispyware software vendor Secure Computer, alleging that the White Plains, New York, company’s Spyware Cleaner software not only fails to remove spyware as advertised, but makes changes to users’ computers that make them less secure. http://www.pcworld.com/news/article/0,aid,124508,tk,dn012606X,00.asp

MSN Admits to Sharing Search Data

http://www.betanews.com/article/MSN_Admits_to_Sharing_Search_Data/1138040445 I wish the other search companies like Google would stand up to the DOJ. This is not too prying now, but how far will it be pushed next time?

Microsoft Research Group Shot

Overview We are happy to introduce Microsoft Research Group Shot. MSR Group Shot helps you create a perfect group photo out a series of group photos. With Group Shot you can select your favorite parts in each shot of the series and Group Shot will automatically build a composite image. Download Group Shot here.