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For those people I know who wouldn’t otherwise know about this:
Firefox 1.0.1 out, squashes most security bugs
The first update to open-source browser Firefox is out. Released late yesterday, Firefox 1.0.1 aims to fix a slew of vulnerabilities. Foremost among those are domain-spoofing and cross-site scripting bugs. According to the Mozilla Foundation, 1.0.1’s release was pushed forward in order to take care of the International Domain Name bug. That particular bug results from Firefox’s implement of the IDN specification which allows the use of non-English characters in URL names. So substituting the “a” in amazon.com… with а will result in Firefox displaying “%u0430mazon.com” in the address bar, while directing users to an entirely different site. The IDN issue is not unique to Firefox, as it also affects Opera, Safari, and OmniWeb %u2014 but not Internet Explorer.
Truer words (about software development) were never spoken. Typical of jwz to say something so profound and so utterly ignored by 99% of the sw-devs/sw-marketers in the world, to their peril.
If you want to do something that’s going to change the world, build software that people want to use instead of software that managers want to buy.
NY Times: SBC Said to Be in Talks to Buy AT&T. A deal, if reached, would be the final chapter in the 120-year history of AT&T, the first technological giant of the modern age and the original model for telecommunications companies worldwide. A deal would be a reunion of sorts, putting back together some of the largest pieces of the Ma Bell telephone monopoly, which was broken up in 1984.
The AT&T of today is a weak shadow of its former self. SBC is one of the powerhouses among the regional monopolies.
lf, wouldn’t do much to disrupt the marketplace immediately. But it’s a harbinger of trouble.
The worry is on the data side. Voice is already moving into the data sphere as VoIP, and will someday be seen as a small add-on to data.
SBC is one of the most arrogant of the “Baby” (!) Bells. But all of them, assisted by an FCC that has been determined to let the phone and cable duopoly control data access, are moving to throttle the most important competitive market of the future — broadband — by insisting on absolute control over the wires they’ve installed based on government-granted monopolies. This local duopoly makes other kinds of consolidation look tame.
Someday, wireless broadband could help. But competing wireless systems have to connect to backbones and their local nodes. If the Bells can take over the c
…excerpt from: dangillmor.typepad.com…
Salon.com… Technology | Turmoil in blogland
Publishing tool LiveJournal nurtures a dazzling array of unorthodox subcultures. But will diversity continue to flourish in the wake of its purchase by blogging start-up Six Apart?