June 30, 2003

CA Supremes: Spam not Trespass

Link: State's high court upholds right of ex-Intel mass mailer. One of the arguments against spam is that it represents a trespass of private property. Today, the California Supreme Court... (read more)

Posted by chip at 05:25 PM to: Spam
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June 29, 2003

Proposed Spam Solution Proved a Failure

Last week, registration was opened for the national "Do Not Call" list. The list has been flooded with requests, with nearly three-quarters of a million phone numbers registered in the... (read more)

Posted by chip at 06:29 PM to: Spam
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June 26, 2003

Dixie Chicks Bite the Hand (and the Big One)

Link: Recording Industry To Begin Collecting Evidence And Preparing Lawsuits Against File "Sharers" Who Illegally Offer Music Online Today, the Dixie Chicks rewarded the fans who stood by them by... (read more)

Posted by chip at 09:59 PM to: Current Events
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Microsoft Takes Aim in Spam War, Shoots Foot

Link: "Spammer" Protests Innocence. Houston....errr, London...we have a problem. You know all those lawsuits Microsoft has been filing against spammers? Well, it looks like Microsoft may have snared an innocent... (read more)

Posted by chip at 05:31 PM to: Spam
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Earthlink Sez: It is not Spam

This is an Administrative Message from EarthLink. It is not spam. From time to time EarthLink will send you such messages in order to communicate important information about your... (read more)

Posted by chip at 01:54 PM to: Spam
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June 25, 2003

Snpajtev This, Spammer

Do not adjust your set. The wobbly letters you see in the graphic are part of the new Microsoft Hotmail/Passport registration procedure. When you try to register for an account,... (read more)

Posted by chip at 01:42 PM to: Spam
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June 24, 2003

Microsoft Responds to Spam

Link: Toward a Spam-Free Future Microsoft has launched if not an all-out war, then at least a significant publicity blitz against spam. Last week, Microsoft announced a number of lawsuits... (read more)

Posted by chip at 04:09 PM to: Spam
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June 22, 2003

Linux 1S 0WNZ3R3D

Link: scoirc.txt. You may have heard that SCO (nee Caldera) and IBM are in a small legal kerfuffle over Linux. Unless you've been following closely, you probably find all the... (read more)

Posted by chip at 10:17 PM to: It Amuses Me, Technology
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June 21, 2003

UT, Spammer Tussle in Court

Link: UT Singles Out Site that Seeks Single Longhorns. White Buffalo spammed 57,000 email users at the University of Texas. UT responded by blocking them. White Buffalo sued, but lost.... (read more)

Posted by chip at 10:09 PM to: Austin, Spam
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Cyveillance Dirty Tricks

Has your web site been visited by Cyveillance recently? It's quite possible, but you probably wouldn't know it. Cyveillance crawls the net spying on web sites. If you say something... (read more)

Posted by chip at 08:47 PM to: The Net
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June 20, 2003

Blog without Comment

A blog without comments is wrong. I feel a twinge of discomfort when I come across such a blog. I think I'm beginning to understand why. Blogging is an act... (read more)

Posted by chip at 03:57 PM to: Blogging 'bout Blogging
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June 17, 2003

Weirdest Bug in Human History

Get out your rubber chicken and mojo hand. I have just discovered the weirdest, most mysterious bug ever encountered. I signed off on my broadband installation yesterday morning, but later... (read more)

Posted by chip at 05:06 PM to: My Happy Life, Technology
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June 16, 2003

Desolate Landscape

Happy broadband to me! It was over a year ago that I lost my broadband Internet connection. The cost of a business-class service became beyond my budget. Plus, my old... (read more)

Posted by chip at 11:26 AM to: My Happy Life, The Net
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June 14, 2003

Hi, Jerkwad

I recently discussed a Hotmail vulnerability that is being exploited by spammers. I've been seeing spam from this source for about three months. Two days after the article was posted... (read more)

Posted by chip at 11:04 PM to: Spam
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June 11, 2003

Hotmail DAV Spam: Worse than I Thought

I recently blogged an article pointing out a problem that is allowing spammers to relay junk email through Hotmail. Like so many Microsoft problems, it's caused by bad system design:... (read more)

Posted by chip at 04:17 PM to: Spam
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June 10, 2003

News of Hotmail Vulnerability Circulating

On Saturday night I blogged an article discussing a Hotmail vulnerability that is being exploited by spammers. The problem has been getting progressively worse over the past three months, without... (read more)

Posted by chip at 02:03 AM to: Spam
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June 07, 2003

Finally! The Argument Against E-Postage

Link: An Overview of E-Postage. (826KB PDF) I recently blogged a pointer to John Levine's critique of challenge-response anti-spam systems. There is another bad anti-spam technology people have been talking... (read more)

Posted by chip at 11:54 PM to: Spam
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Hotmail Vulnerability Being Exploited by Spammers

A new--but not well known--Microsoft vulnerability is being exploited by spammers, creating even more junk mail in your inbox.... (read more)

Posted by chip at 09:10 PM to: Spam
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Runoff Election Today

Today is the runoff election that will determine who holds Place 5 on the Austin City Council. Polls are open until 7p.m., so there is plenty of time to vote... (read more)

Posted by chip at 12:10 PM to: Austin
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Interesting Articulation

Here is an interesting articulation. It's an issue I've thought about a lot, myself. I'm glad to see that David has at least sketched out some of the obvious, superficial... (read more)

Posted by chip at 11:41 AM to: It Amuses Me
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June 06, 2003

A Breath of Fresh Air

Yesterday, the new Austin Smoking ordinance passed its third and final reading. There was some question whether the majority would hold together, but they did, and so as of September... (read more)

Posted by chip at 01:07 AM to: Austin
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June 01, 2003

Creative Commons License May Create Dangerous Liability

Link: An issue people may not be aware of with the Creative Commons licenses. The writings of this weblog used to be provided under a Creative Commons License. Effective immediately,... (read more)

Posted by chip at 01:47 PM to: Administrivia, Blogging 'bout Blogging
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