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iPhone Location Privacy Going Away

June 22, 2010

Apple updated its privacy policy yesterday with a new paragraph about location information. If you agree to the changes (which you must do in order to download anything via the iTunes store) you agree to let Apple collect, store and share "precise location data, including the real-time geographic location of your Apple computer or

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Warner Brothers Deal Further Decreases Netflix Value

April 4, 2010

I can’t imagine that Netflix is happy.  Since Netflix and competitor Redbox are the lowest profit distribution points for studios, Warner Brothers have “struck a deal” (carrot/bribe or stick/threat – do you think?) so that Netflix will not offer DVDs for rental until 28 days after they go on sale.
What does this mean for

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USB Memory Support Coming for Xbox 360

March 29, 2010

Was talking to one of the XBox team at work today and he mentioned that Microsoft had announced an update coming on April 6th that would enable support for USB memory and disk devices, up to 16Gb in size. 
I searched around and found confirmation from Major Nelson here. (image also from Major Nelson)
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How To: Change Your Tweetdeck Account Password

March 29, 2010

I love Tweetdeck and adopted it as my primary client on the same day I started using twitter (http://twitter.com/securityjones).  Recently I wanted to sync my “view” between my desktop and phone versions of Tweetdeck, so I created a Tweetdeck account (which is how you do that). 
Later, when I wanted to change the password,

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Warning: Watch Out for Facebook E-mail Attack

March 17, 2010

I wanted to pass along a warning to the neighborhood, knowing that there are a lot of Facebook users.
Yesterday, I received an E-Mail message purporting to be from “Facebook Security [profile@facebook.com]” that is actually a social attack attempting to deliver the W32/Bredolab trojan downloader.
Here is what the E-mail looks like:
—–Original Message—–

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Netflix Popular New Releases – Not So Much

February 21, 2010

UPDATE: Read Warner Brothers Deal Further Decreases Netflix Value, which help explains what “very long wait’” actually means, as well as why popular new releases aren’t.
We’ve been Netflix subscribers for a few years now and I’ve generally been happy with it, but over time, I’ve noticed something that has become a pet peeve.  Popular