11/20/2005

Meebo.com Unified Web IM Based On AJAX

Filed under: — Galit

Meebo.com, the first integrated Web-based instant messaging service, has announced in its first three weeks of operation that it has attracted more than 150,000 unique users. Meebo was built using Ajax, a revolutionary technology that offers users a highly interactive, dynamic experience within a Web browser page. Meebo, also for the first time from any Web-based service, offers users of instant messaging, which number 500 million worldwide, access to all major services on a single Web page. Those services include AOL Instant Messenger, Yahoo Messenger, Google Talk/Jabber, MSN Messenger, and ICQ.

Meebo’s wide availability on any Web browser page (including Internet Explorer and Firefox) gives Internet users ubiquity no IM service currently offers. Users no longer need to download and install software, a boon to IM users who are either forbidden from using IM applications in their office or institutional settings, or travelers and Internet café users worldwide using public, multi-user computers. Users log on to their favorite IM services at www.meebo.com; screen names from all IM services that users have accounts with are retrieved and displayed in one organized window within a single browser page.

Swear Loyalty To Bin Laden On-Line

Filed under: — Aviran Mordo

Recently, an announcement of the beginning of a month-long campaign appeared on the Islamic Internet forums. During this campaign, an online opportunity is being offered to Muslims to sign a b’ayah, a Muslim’s oath of loyalty to Muslim leaders. Until December 13, 2005, supporters can sign an oath of loyalty to Osama bin Laden, Ayman Al-Zawahiri, Mullah Muhammad Omar, and Abu Mus’ab Al-Zarqawi online.

The initiative was posted on the Alhesbah site, known to be an authentic Islamic site. The individual behind the initiative was identified only by his nickname, Al-’Aashek Liljihad (”lover of Jihad”).

It should be noted that so far, the response to this initiative has been minimal; furthermore, the oath-takers are identifying themselves only by nickname. At the bottom of the oath forms appears the name of the Global Islamic Media Front (GIMF).

The following are the main points of the announcement as they appear on these forms:

“I invite you to the first day of the month of the great swearing of an oath of loyalty to the commander of the Muslim armies, Sheikh Osama bin Laden, and to the commanders of the global jihad: Sheikh Ayman Al-Zawahiri, Emir of the Believers Mullah Muhammad Omar, and Abu Mus’ab Al-Zarqawi, and to all the jihad fighters.

“Oh God, you need this oath of loyalty, the oath of death for Allah that will terrorize the infidels and earn the jihad fighters in particular, and the Muslims in general, reward in the world to come…

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Source: memri.org

Blinx delivers legendary university speeches

Filed under: — Aviran Mordo

Blinkx was set to announce on Tuesday that it is making available on its search Web site video from more than 18 top-tier universities including Princeton, Harvard, Columbia and Cambridge. The video, which will be accessible for free, includes speeches by Bill Clinton, Thomas Friedman, Nobel Peace Prize winners and others who have been captured on film at the universities.

Source: News.com

Tip: Clean Up Stale Entries From Add/Remove Programs

Filed under: — Aviran Mordo

Have you ever deleted a program directly from Windows file explorer? If you have you probably noticed that even though you have deleted the program, the application entry still remains in the Add/Remove Programs tool in the control panel.

When you try to remove this stale entry from the control panel, you’ll get an error message saying windows could not find the uninstall program, and the entry will remain in the Add/Remove list.

To clean up stale entries from this list you’ll need to edit the registry and remove this entry.

In order to do that follow these steps

  • Open the Registry Editor (Regedit.exe).
  • Navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\ Current Version\Uninstall.
  • Expand the Uninstall node, and find the key with the name of the application you want to remove from the list
  • Delete the key.
  • Close the Registry Editor.

Cell phone data tracing traffic in Md.

Filed under: — Aviran Mordo

If you drive in metropolitan Baltimore and use a cellular phone, somebody might be “watching” as you come and go.

A Canadian company is monitoring the flow of vehicle traffic in the area by using an emerging technology that tracks the constant stream of data generated by drivers’ cell phones as they communicate with towers in the network.

Maryland highway officials are excited. They plan to use the technology to help traffic move more smoothly. But privacy advocates worry that the system could lead to bigger headaches than a Beltway backup.

Source: Baltimore Sun

Boeing Says Laptop with Employee info Stolen

Filed under: — Aviran Mordo

A laptop computer containing names, social security numbers and other sensitive information of 161,000 current and former employees of Boeing Co. was stolen recently, the U.S. aerospace manufacturer said Friday.

“We are taking a number of steps to minimize any potential damage that could result from this violation of our security procedures,” Rick Stephens, Boeing human resources senior vice president, said in a statement.

Some of the employee information on the laptop included banking information and birth dates, Boeing said, adding that there was no evidence any of the information was misused. The laptop was not stolen from a Boeing site, the company said. They did not say where the theft took place.

Source: eWeek

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