Read it and weep … part of it is not just for Mac users either…the spammers/scammers have a new URL shortening scheme that will make all Fake AV easier to get infected by for both PCs and Macs.
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BYE, BYE, FACEBOOK, BYE, BYE
This notice is to my friends and family on Facebook
After this weekend (waiting only to give friends and family a chance to know what happened), I will be deactivating my Facebook account, and may ultimately be deleting it in the very near future if A LOT OF THINGS don’t change in the way that Facebook is ‘doing business.’
To help folks realize what changes are being made, here are some links to do your own research:
More EFF links over the last week or two on Facebook:
If you plan on maintaining your Facebook Account, you also might like to read the following article at ZDNet Blogs:
Remember “Burn All GIFs” from 1999? In 2009, the Open Source mantra of choice could very easily turn into “Destroy all FATs”
The ‘Burn Your GIFs” campaign of 1999 has a follow up and for just as insidious reasons!
Please, take a few minutes to check out this ZDNet.com article and read up on this insidious mess that Microsoft has been pulling on Linux builders and users behind their backs!
This is a major issue and one that needs to be dealt with swiftly by anyone who uses GNU Linux knowingly or unknowingly (such as through your GPS device or smart phone).
We really need to wake up on this issue. Device creators are trying to keep the cost of their devices down to the customer and this is how we and they get paid back!
I get so angry that companies will take advantage of GNU Linux and then bite the very hand that feeds them with double deals under the table with large bully proprietary companies.
It really, really ticks me off.
Remember a certain company that created a Linux Distribution a while back and then turned around and started suing left and right? Making claims that GNU Linux violated their patents?
SCO -vs- IBM (and by extension GNU Linux)
Thank you TomTom for NOT violating the GPL! Thank you also for bringing this dirty little dealing to light! I hope you are eventually vindicated for being true to the GPL and Linux which buttered your bread — unlike some other companies.