Court Rules Net Wiretapping Legal

A U.S. appeals court upheld the government’s authority to force ISPs to give access to their networks for surveillance purposes, rejecting on Friday a petition to overturn a decision that mandated their compliance with federal wiretapping laws. http://www.betanews.com/article/Court_Rules_Net_Wiretapping_Legal/1149875401

Microsoft Plans Better Disclosures For Piracy Monitoring Tool

SEATTLE – Microsoft Corp. acknowledged Wednesday that it needs to better inform users that its tool for determining whether a computer is running a pirated copy of Windows also quietly checks in daily with the software maker. The company said the undisclosed daily check is a safety measure designed to allow the tool, called Windows Genuine Advantage, to quickly shut down. “It’s kind of a safety switch,” said David Lazar, who directs the Windows Genuine Advantage program. http://www.komonews.com/stories/43794.htm

Microsoft: No PC-to-PC Sync in Vista

In the seemingly never-ending list of features to be stripped from Windows Vista, yet another has fallen by the wayside. Microsoft made a decision to remove PC-to-PC synchronization from Windows Vista, Microsoft Watch reported on Wednesday. http://www.betanews.com/article/Microsoft_No_PCtoPC_Sync_in_Vista/1149785713

Microsoft Installs new Coffee Machines in break rooms.

I would love to own one in my house and in my office. The thing grind the beans too. Another Picture: http://www.flickr.com/photos/35034363287@N01/158160261/ Sources: http://scobleizer.wordpress.com/2006/06/02/back-at-microsoft-drinking-the-starbucks/ http://blog.seattlepi.nwsource.com/microsoft/archives/103987.asp

New Microsoft E-Mail Client Gets Ads

Windows Live Mail Desktop is expected to be released later this year and will eventually serve to replace Outlook Express, updated for Vista and renamed Windows Mail. Because it will not ship with Microsoft’s new operating system, Live Mail Desktop will be available as a free download. http://www.betanews.com/article/New_Microsoft_EMail_Client_Gets_Ads/1149533952