Lauren Goode

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Facebook Working With Antivirus Vendors to Ward Off Spam, Malware

Facebook has partnered with a handful of antivirus software vendors to add their security services to its URL blacklist system, meant to protect users against spam and malware. Six-month antivirus software licenses from Microsoft, McAfee, TrendMicro, Sophos and Symantec will also be available to Facebook’s 900 million users for free.


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Just as the atom bomb was the weapon that was supposed to render war obsolete, the Internet seems like capitalism’s ultimate feat of self-destructive genius, an economic doomsday device rendering it impossible for anyone to ever make a profit off anything again. It’s especially hopeless for those whose work is easily digitized and accessed free of charge.

— Author Tim Kreider on not getting paid for one’s work