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Nathan Weinberg / InsideGoogle:
GOOGLE PULLS THE OTHER LEG WITH SECURE ACCESS  —  Following the Web Accelerator debacle, Google wants another crack at your entire internet traffic.  This time, its through the Google Secure Access client.  —  Located at, GSA connects you to a Google-run Virtual Private Network.
John Leyden / The Register:
Firefox and Mac security sanctuaries 'under attack'  —  Symantec has attacked the perceived security advantages of Firefox and Apple Macs by drawing unfavourable comparisons with Microsoft's software and describing Mac fans as living in a "false paradise".  According to the latest edition …
Doug Mohney / Inquirer:
Anti-Skype software kills IM, P2P too  —  Bandwidth bandsaw released  —  LAST WEEK, Verso Technologies ( announced the rollout of a "carrier-grade applications filter" that can block so-called bandwidth drains such as Skype, P2P messaging, streaming media, and instant messaging.
Verso Launches NetSpective® 2. Enterprise …
Discussion: EuroTelcoblog
Global PR Blog Week 2.0:
Adding Your Voice to the Conversation.  Why CEOs Should Blog  —  By Jeneane D. Sessum, The Content Factor |  Just how taxing is it to be one of today's chief executive officers?  Most are on call, in one form or another, nearly 24 hours a day.  According to an article in the Pocket Manager …
Discussion: Scobleizer and Burningbird
How We'll Get Back to the Moon  —  Before the end of the next decade, NASA astronauts will again explore the surface of the moon.  And this time, we're going to stay, building outposts and paving the way for eventual journeys to Mars and beyond.  There are echoes of the iconic images of the past …
Discussion: greg hughes and Metafilter
Paul Thurrott /
Microsoft Windows Vista Build 5219 (Community Technical Preview 1) Review  —  As promised, Microsoft delivered an interim build of Windows Vista—build 5219—to attendees of the Professional Developers Conference (PDC 2005) in mid-September 2005.  That build, which later went …
Discussion: TechSpot
Susan Getgood / Marketing Roadmaps:
Hurricane Katrina Relief, HP Charity Auction, American Red Cross and DATA  —  I was basically in non-blogging mode when Hurricane Katrina hit and the levees broke, and by the time I got back in blog-gear, it didn't seem like the blogosphere needed yet another post reminding people to donate to the Red Cross or another relief charity.
The Doc Searls Weblog:
This is weird.  Worse, it's sad and bad for Google.  —  I can see keeping discussions "off the record" in embargoed or NDA'd conditions, where product plans are being disclosed.  Also where the context is meetings with customers.  Those conditions are well understood by everybody, and have been for decades.
Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:
Slingbox impresses  —  Ahh, it's nice to take a day or two off and catch up on sleep.  Not to mention catch up with Maryam.  —  Yesterday before Maryam came home I setup my Slingbox.  Oh.  My.  Gawd.  This thing rocks.  —  I'm watching my TV from work.  Don't tell Bill, OK?
Discussion: Firewall
Todd Bishop / Seattle Post-Intelligencer:
Software Notebook: RSS gets its due at Microsoft developer conference  —  LOS ANGELES — It wasn't mentioned as often as Windows was, but one techie term was uttered with extraordinary frequency during Microsoft's Professional Developers Conference here last week: RSS.
Global PR Blog Week 2.0:
Surprising Partners: Adding Blogs to an Existing Non-Profit Community  —  by Nancy White (Full Circle Associates) and Lee LeFever (Common Craft)  —  In 2004, the March of Dimes created a new online community to support their mission to improve the health of babies by preventing birth defects, premature birth, and infant mortality.
Danc / Lost Garden:
Nintendo's Genre Innovation Strategy: Thoughts on the Revolution's new controller  —  I'm still jet lagged from my recent trip overseas, but I managed to stay awake for the new Nintendo controller announcement.  I must say that I'm feeling like an excited Japanese school boy waiting in line for the latest Dragon Quest.
Larry Osterman / Larry Osterman's WebLog:
WHAT'S UP WITH AUDIO IN WINDOWS VISTA?  —  Steve Ball (the GPM for the MediaTech group (of which Windows Audio is a part)) discussed some of these changes in the Windows Audio Channel 9 video, but I'd like to spend a bit more time talking about what we've done.
Discussion: InsideMicrosoft

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