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Microsoft releases MS11-100 for ASP.NET DoS attack

I don’t remember seeing something like this, but this article is something I think my readers should want to know about.

Microsoft releases MS11-100 for ASP.NET DoS attack.

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Company Caught Downloading Competitor’s Software Just Has To Pay The Fee To Buy One License | Techdirt

This is rather interesting. What do you guys think of this?

Company Caught Downloading Competitor’s Software Just Has To Pay The Fee To Buy One License | Techdirt.

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What’s in store for us in 2012

What do you think will happen in 2012? Here is an article from Help Net Security on their take on what will happen.

What’s in store for us in 2012.

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Obama Likes the Internet, So He’ll Probably Veto SOPA – Arik Hesseldahl – News – AllThingsD

Obama Likes the Internet, So He’ll Probably Veto SOPA – Arik Hesseldahl – News – AllThingsD.

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System Fix (aka SystemFix) Scareware

This sounds scary, i’d keep my eyes anmd fingers crossed for this one.

System Fix (aka SystemFix) Scareware.

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Internet Poker Operator Admits Deceiving Banks – NYTimes.com

Wow, I was told we can’t use credit cards for gambling. Take a look at this article.

Internet Poker Operator Admits Deceiving Banks – NYTimes.com.

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Gwskype

Hi all. Well if you want to get rid of skype because of its inaccessability then here is your chance. Gwskype uses the newly released skype developer runtime meaning the interface of skype doesn’t need to be used but the cloud based services still can. What you will get in this new system. 1 Full access to skype services, including skypeout. 2. hotkeys, and all the features you have come to love. 3. Simple dialog boxes, navigation, and origional sounds. What you won’t get. 1. customisable hotkeys. 2. skype extras. 3 skype startup and exit sounds. 4 phone dialpads. 5. face book and outlook contacts. 6 sharing if you ever use it. This thing is purely for skype to skype calls mainly and skypeout calls. You will get voicemail but no call forewarding. This is still version 1 though and I plan to make some suggestions on this. You will also not be able to test your calls with echo 123 unless you add it to the contacts. Though I plan to put through a quary on this app. If you are a general skype user blind or sighted that just wants to use skype then use it by any means. Oh not that it matters really but you can’t call web links for skype, at least the plugins are not there, though you don’t get to load any extra stuff.

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GW Micro Launches GWSkype

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

GW Micro Launches GWSkype

Fort Wayne, Indiana (December 19, 2011) – GW Micro, Inc. (www.gwmicro.com) announced a major innovation today for the blind and visually impaired community. GW Micro, developers of Window-Eyes, the most powerful screen reader available, have developed GWSkype – a Window-Eyes app that makes Skype accessible to all blind and visually impaired people who use a Windows computer.

Skype is a peer-to-peer service that allows users to call and message others via the Internet. Skype users may also call other landlines for a fee. While Skype has been around for years, its constantly changing user interface has been extremely difficult for blind and visually impaired users. “Each time the user interface changes, we have to completely write new a new Window-Eyes app to account for the changes,” said Dan Weirich, Vice President of Sales and Marketing for GW Micro. “These constant changes make it difficult or impossible for blind and visually impaired consumers to continue using the Skype service.”

The new GWSkype app will always make the Skype service available to blind and visually impaired computer users regardless of new versions of Skype that are released. The GWSkype app is a Window-Eyes app and demonstrates the power of Window-Eyes apps unmatched by any of its competitors. As Christmas is approaching, GW Micro is releasing the GWSkype app to all blind and visually impaired users who are running Windows at no cost. So, even a consumer not running Window-Eyes can still download and use the GWSkype app.

“We believe that this is a special time of year and we want to give back,” said Weirich. “GWSkype is a special gift from GW Micro to all blind and visually impaired users of Windows”.

The GWSkype app can be downloaded at http://www.gwmicro.com/apps/gwskype. You can download the GWSkype live webinar and product demonstration at the podcast feed.

GW Micro has been a trusted pioneer in the adaptive technology industry since 1990, and continues to lead with innovative, customer driven solutions.

Skype™ is a trademark of Skype Technologies S.A.

Contact:
Dan Weirich, VP of Sales and Marketing
dan@gwmicro.com
(260) 489-3671

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“Spanish Napster” Victorious As Court Rejects Major Label Copyright Case | TorrentFreak

I believe napster in its big day did the same thing as this article explains as this Spanish company won against the record companies. So, if that is the case, than take this and leave your comments.

“Spanish Napster” Victorious As Court Rejects Major Label Copyright Case | TorrentFreak.

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AT&T drops $39 billion bid for T-Mobile following fierce government antitrust objections – The Washington Post

This is great news! I only read the first page, but this is great. Comments?

AT&T drops $39 billion bid for T-Mobile following fierce government antitrust objections – The Washington Post.

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The RIAA Pirated $9 Million Worth of TV Shows

This is just stupid. I knew the lawsuits were crap anyway. Check out this article.

The RIAA Pirated $9 Million Worth of TV Shows.

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British Telecom says almost all Google products and services infringe its patents, files lawsuit | The Verge

This is quite interesting. What do yo think Google will do?

British Telecom says almost all Google products and services infringe its patents, files lawsuit | The Verge.

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Technology podcast 162 for December 16, 2011

With permission of Steve Gibson of GRC we bring you Security now! episode 331 which was a little over an hour and a half long. They talk about various security and other news including their thoughts on Carrior IQ, Microsoft, and Apple. I hope you enjoy the podcast, and I’ll resume with my normal programming next podcast. Twit broadcasts this show on Wednesdays, and podcasts out within 12-24 hours after the airing. The sponsors are theirs, not ours.

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House Delays Taking Action on SOPA Until Dec. 21

Interesting. I don’t think lawmakers really get what the internet is. Demand Progress should get this if they haven’t already, wow.

House Delays Taking Action on SOPA Until Dec. 21.

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GW Micro and De Witt & Associates Announce Strategic Collaboration to Train Blind Consumers via Self-Guided Tutorials

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GW Micro and De Witt & Associates Announce Strategic Collaboration to Train Blind Consumers via Self-Guided Tutorials

Fort Wayne, Indiana (December 16, 2011) – GW Micro, Inc. (www.gwmicro.com) and De Witt & Associates (www.4dewitt.com) announced a strategic collaboration to train blind and visually impaired people on the best usage of Window-Eyes, the most advanced screen reader for the Windows PC environment.

De Witt & Associates is well-known and highly respected for developing assistive technology curricula. They design various training materials, including solutions for assistive technology trainers, teachers of the visually impaired, various government agencies, and others. As the popularity of Window-Eyes has continued to increase in recent years, De Witt & Associates has developed self-learning tools for Window-Eyes customers or anyone who wants to learn how to use Window-Eyes with various software programs.

“We have had many requests from our customer base for Window-Eyes tutorials on specific software programs, such as Microsoft Word,” said Jeremy Curry, Director of Training for GW Micro. “This strategic collaboration enables both GW Micro and De Witt & Associates to offer a top-notch training curriculum that has already proven to have a high demand from our customers.”

“While GW Micro and De Witt & Associates both offer custom training solutions, the self-learning tools will allow Window-Eyes customers to learn on their own from the comfort of their own homes,” said Melissa Bourn, Director of Sales and Marketing for De Witt and Associates. “Unlike other tutorials, these self-learning tools are developed to train the individual from the very basic to more advanced skills.”

The first two books that are immediately available are Word 2007 with Window-Eyes and Word 2010 with Window-Eyes. These books contain 17 chapters, and start from reviewing the keyboard to learning about the Ribbon to inserting indexes and a table of contents.

In the first quarter of next year, Excel 2007 with Window-Eyes and Excel 2010 with Window-Eyes will become available followed by other self-learning tools related to Window-Eyes and other software programs. In addition, a plan is in place to release a teacher and trainer guide for Window-Eyes, specifically designed for assistive technology trainers and teachers for the visually impaired.

You may order the Word 2007 with Window-Eyes or Word 2010 with Window-Eyes self-learning tools starting today from GW Micro for $99 plus shipping. To order, call GW Micro at (260) 489-3671 or order online at the catalog. The self-learning tools are currently only available in American English and may not be available in all countries.

GW Micro has been a trusted pioneer in the adaptive technology industry since 1990, and continues to lead with innovative, customer driven solutions.

De Witt & Associates was formed in 1989 by John De Witt who has been active in the assistive technology industry since 1977. As the firm’s President and CEO, he reflects that their passion at De Witt & Associates has always been to assist in training people with vision loss or learning differences to become equally skilled in reading, writing and communicating using today’s computer-based products alongside their peers. De Witt provides the assistive technology field with the most comprehensive and yet flexible series of training materials in the industry.

Contact:
Jeremy Curry, Director of Training
jeremy@gwmicro.com
(260) 489-3671

Melissa Bourn, Director of Sales and Marketing
melissa@4dewitt.com
1-877-447-6500

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Microsoft patches 19 vulnerabilities

All kinds of security news in this article dealing with Patch Tuesday. Lots of stuff to digest.

Microsoft patches 19 vulnerabilities.

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Caltech sets 186Gbps internet speed record | ExtremeTech

I wish I could get even better speeds let alone this article’s speeds, check this out.

Caltech sets 186Gbps internet speed record | ExtremeTech.

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PCI DSS is working, but there are challenges to overcome

I read the first page of this three page article, sounds very interesting, and I’d like to know what you think. Great topic for a podcast, I’d say.

PCI DSS is working, but there are challenges to overcome.

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Technology podcast 161 for December 11, 2011

So I’ve just uploaded to the RSS feed a copy of the podcast. In it, you’ll find a fresh books segment, you’ll find some stuff we’ve posted from the blog and I comment on, and even have a track from Magnatune. Enjoy!

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Google chief Eric Schmidt condemns Carrier IQ – Telegraph

This is quite interesting. I do agree with what this has to say. What are your comments?

Google chief Eric Schmidt condemns Carrier IQ – Telegraph.

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