Roundup: New virus scanner, hackers prefer firefox, the myth of democracy, new pictures at flickr


NEW FREE VIRUSSCANNER USES CLOUD MODEL

PALO ALTO, CA — August 18, 2009 Immunet, the developer of next generation AntiVirus technologies, today announced the launch of the companys web site and a public Beta of Immunet Protect, the first free AntiVirus product designed to protect your community.

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Exploit operators prefer Firefox

Criminals running websites that push drive-by exploits overwhelmingly prefer the Firefox browser, according to a researcher who spent the past three months surveilling their browsing habits.

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SMACKING REFERENDUM: PRAGMATISM, LOSING FACE, THE MYTH OF DEMOCRACY

Have Key and all those others before him forgotten that they are elected to REPRESENT the people and that it is our tax money that pays their bills and perks? A law was pushed through in 2007 that had no democratic support, Parliament, by allowing this law to pass, already ignored its voters, the people once. And now again? The referendum is to inform out politicians of our opinion, the elections are there to enforce our sentiments upon those we choose to represent us. These boys and girls in the Beehive are getting things mixed up. Parliamentarians are send to parliament every three years as representatives of their voters, they should therefore be adhering to what we want them to do not the other way around. And here we have a John Key, prior to the referendum already telling us that regardless of the outcome he will not change the law. And basically sticking to that position despite the outcomes. Have those politicians  forgotten that the overwhelming majority of New Zealand never wanted this law in the first place? No-one wanted a back-office “compromise” deal of John Key and Helen Clark and in any event, NO ONE PERMITTED THESE POLITICIANS TO GO AHEAD AN DO IT ANYWAY. And yet, here we see it being done twice!

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NEW PICTURES POSTED ON FLICKR

More at http://www.flickr.com/johndierckx

Posted via email from John Dierckx

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