services

Tue
08
May
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FBI Wants to Read Facebook, Gmail, Skype Messages

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is reportedly pushing for a change in the U.S. law related to wiretapping. If passed, the changes would allow government monitoring of Facebook, Skype, and some email services. The idea is to change the ... Communications Assistance for Law Enforcement Act (CALEA), which currently doesn't give investigators the right to monitor and intercept communications. Instead, the law forces telecommunications providers to set up their services in a way that makes such monitoring and intercepting technologically possible. Email, VoIP, Social Media to be Monitored? ... (view more)

Wed
30
Nov
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'HotKey Resolution Changer 1.4', and 'Vista Services Optimizer 2.0.288'

HotKey Resolution Changer 1.4 Do you have a multi-monitor setup? Do you hate having to change screen resolutions every time you switch displays? HotKey Resolution Changer will change all that, allowing you to switch among as many as 9 different ... resolution settings with just a key press! http://funk.eu Vista Services Optimizer 2.0.288 Vista Services Optimizer is an open source optimization utility that enables you to tweak your Windows Vista services easily, automatically, and safely, to help optimize your use of your computer's specific hardware and software. Vista Services Optimizer does not ... (view more)

Fri
27
May
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Session Hijacking

In computer science, session hijacking is the exploitation of a valid computer session (commonly known as a "session key") used to gain unauthorized access to information or services in a computer system. For example, when a user logs in to a web ... site, the user's PC is tagged with a session key using a browser cookie (a cookie is a small file stored on the users PC that the browser reads). Any time the user requires access to a restricted area of a website (usually requiring login), the session key is extracted from the users' PC and compared to the key stored on the web server. If valid, the ... (view more)

Fri
14
Jan
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Registry Mechanic 2011 Review

Update 2011/11/23: We've contacted PCTools and were able to finagle a generous 30% discount for Registry Mechanic 2011 (PC optimizer) for our Readers. This offer expires Wed, Dec 07, 2011 at 11:59PM EST, so don't wait! This most excellent deal ... includes a 3 PC license (you can use it on 1, 2, or 3 Windows PCs: both 32 *and* 64bit supported). An fantastic bargain, indeed! Proceeds from this sale support our website. Access the 30% discount here , or continue reading the review below. The Registry Mechanic 2011 download + 30% discount link are also at the end of the review. Excellent news for ... (view more)

Wed
11
Aug
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Craigslist Under Attack Over Prostitution Concerns

Internet classified ads site Craigslist is facing double trouble over claims that it aids illegal prostitution. The company has come under fire from former trafficking victims just days after losing a bid to be declared exempt from prosecution over ... the issue. The site has been under attack by state attorney generals for two years, most arguing for tighter restrictions over its explicit advertising. Though most advertisements for such services use coded phrases, officials believe the site violates bans on ads that directly solicit customers for this purpose. Craigslist management voluntarily ... (view more)

Tue
29
Dec
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'Vista Services Optimizer', and 'SlideMate'

Vista Services Optimizer When you install Microsoft Windows Vista for the first time, you will notice the low performance of your system. There are many reasons of the performance problems in Windows Vista, one of them that there are many of Windows ... Vista services that are running in the background that consume a lot of CPU power and take up much space in the system memory (RAM) which we do not really need them at all. So I suggest to tweak Windows services by stopping and disabling unwanted services in order to reduce CPU usage and save some space in the system memory. http:// ... (view more)

Wed
23
Sep
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FCC to Formalize Net Neutrality Laws, Draws Fire

The U.S. government is considering a plan that would prevent Internet Service Providers (ISPs) from banning actions online that 'hog' bandwidth. The government's proposal would change how Internet providers such as AT ... (view more)

Mon
31
Aug
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'Vista Services Optimizer', and 'Search Select'

Vista Services Optimizer By default, Windows Vista (out of the box) runs very slow on a new PC. To optimize Vista, you can disable unwanted Windows Vista services, reduce CPU usage and save system memory using Vista Services Optimizer. ... http://smartpcutilities.com Search Select Select text in a document or website and then search for it with favorite search engine using CTRL + SHIFT + C. No more having to copy the text, open a web browser, go to Google (or similar), paste text into search box, and hit enter. Just highlight and press a key combo. Easy! Switch search engines with a click of the ... (view more)

Wed
24
Jun
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Ex Yahoo VP to Spearhead MS Cloud Computing Division

Microsoft has acquired another all-star executive from one of its rivals. This time it's former Yahoo vice president of operations Kevin Timmons, who will now take control of Microsoft's Data Service organization within the company's wider Global ... Foundation Services (GFS) division. The hiring is part of Microsoft's plan to construct a cloud computing network complete with efficient data centers. When with Yahoo, Timmons headed that company's data center strategy and pushed hard to increase the PUE, or Power Usage Effectiveness metric. The PUE metric is used to measure energy efficiency -- it ... (view more)

Wed
20
May
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MS IIS6 Virus Compromises Password-Protected Files

Security officials are asking administrators to proceed with caution when using Microsoft's Internet Information Services (IIS) Version 6, after it was learned that some of the services were vulnerable to attacks. These potential attacks could ... reveal encrypted folders and documents without requiring a password. Internet Information Services are a set of Internet services for Microsoft-created servers. IIS accounts for the second most popular web servers (behind the Apache HTTP Server) in terms of overall websites in use. One Slash Changes Everything The compromised password-protected ... (view more)

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