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Web bugs, holes threaten consumer privacy

Internet privacy advocates warn against the latest surfer-tracking technology, while Microsoft works to fix security holes in its spreadsheet and free email software.

 

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Internet privacy advocates warn against the latest surfer-tracking technology, while Microsoft works to fix security holes in its spreadsheet and free email software.

 


Web tracking device raises concern
A widely used, yet virtually undetectable, means of tracking people's Internet surfing habits is joining its better-known cousin, Security, privacy issues make Net users uneasy the cookie, as the subject of several lawsuits and a privacy initiative by the government.

Hotmail glitch exposes email addresses
A flaw in Microsoft's free Web-based email program is inadvertently sending subscribers' email addresses to online advertisers.

Security hole leaves Microsoft's Excel vulnerable
The software giant says it is working to close a security hole in its Excel spreadsheet program that could open computers to attack while bypassing warning systems.