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Friday, April 12, 2002

SoF2 MP Test Thursday

Blue got word that Raven will be releasing a multiplayer test of Soldier of Fortune 2 next Thursday. The test will initially only be available on FilePlanet, but it shouldn't take long for mirrors to pop up. I'm going to give it a whirl, but I don't know if I'm really that interested in picking it up. I think I'm going to be spending too much time with Jedi Knight II multiplayer.

Thursday, April 11, 2002

Hailstorm DOA

MSNBC quotes the New York Times who reported that Microsoft has apparently dumped My Services, formerly known as Hailstorm. Here's a quote:
Microsoft was unable to find many companies willing to commit themselves to the program, The Times reported, quoting industry consultants and Microsoft partners.

In particular, Microsoft was unable to persuade developers or consumer companies that it had resolved privacy and security concerns inherent in storing vast amounts of personal data itself, the newspaper said.
Can the news get any better today?

But let me be clear: I'm not just opposed to Microsoft doing this, I'm opposed to giving any company all of my personal information to do whatever they want with. I don't care what their EULA says, those things can change in a heartbeat. I don't trust what they will do with my data, nor do I trust that they will be able to protect my data. I have nothing to hide, but I'm not interested in sharing with everyone either.

Anti-CBDTPA Campaign Working?

Reuters is reporting that Congress has been bombarded with letters, faxes, and email opposing the CBDTPA (see my news item from last month). Whaddaya know? Democracy might actually work! Maybe this will make Senator Hollings (D-Disney) go away, but I kind of doubt it. Thanks Slashdot.

Nevertheless, if you haven't done so yet, contact your senator and let them know why you oppose the CBDTPA.

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