Friday, August 5, 2011

some questions being raised

this is really just to keep track of and highlight two recent articles i stumbled across that i think bear scrutiny.

the first is a post by alex eckelberry in which he describes an unfortunate trend in the industry whereby collaboration to get bad stuff shut down isn't happening, possibly because of business reasons (like maintaining competitive advantage). glad to see alex cares, but bigger companies seem more impersonal and less altruistic.

the second (hat tip to alex again for pointing it out) is an article by danny bradbury detailing how the people who now own lavasoft (the company responsible for the well known and widely popular adaware anti-malware tool) have a colourful history of deception and fraud. certainly a disturbing precedent that i hope more villainous members of the cybercrime underground don't start trying to emulate.