Tech Thoughts Daily Net News – August 29, 2009

Head to head: Snow Leopard vs Windows 7 – Our definitive verdict – should you be upgrading your OS?

Facebook Tweaks Privacy Policy in Face of InquiryBowing to pressure from Canadian regulators, social networking giant said it plans to give users more control over how data is shared on the site.

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2: Gameplay Video Leaked – This Video was filmed at Game Crazy company convention and shows part of the gameplay of the history Mode.

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Phishing In A World Of WarcraftHackers are once again targeting players of the fantasy game “World of Warcraft” in an attempt to steal passwords and other game credentials.

Study: Social Networkers Vulnerable to Attacks – Sure everyone is Tweeting, friending one another on Facebook and getting LinkedIn, but at what cost? A survey released today by the CMO Council and security software maker AVG found that less than a third of social community members are taking steps to prevent cyber attacks.

Message From Hackers: Enjoy The Summer Break Because Winter Attacks Will Be Harsh – More than 80 percent are more active over the winter holidays, according to newly released survey of hackers at Defcon17.

Employers Crack Down On Social Networking, Web Surfing At Work – More than three-quarters of organizations now block social net sites, ScanSafe says.

The 10 most annoying programs on the Internet – Let’s face it: Some software is just plain aggravating. Here’s a list of one editor’s picks.

Lifehacker: Snow Leopard Malware Blocker Only Protects Against Two Trojans – Earlier this week we got a little excited about Snow Leopard’s new malware-blocking skills. Upon closer examination, however, it looks like the malware blocker is a bit underwhelming. We’re talking “I only block two trojans” underwhelming.

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More ‘Evidence’ of Intelligent Design Shot Down by Science – Intricate cellular components are often cited as evidence of intelligent design. They couldn’t have evolved, I.D. proponents say, because they can’t be broken down into smaller, simpler functional parts. They are irreducibly complex, so they must have been intentionally designed, as is, by an intelligent entity.

30 Most Hilarious License Plates – Hilarious collection of the funniest license plates from across the country.

Stupid User Tricks, Vol. 1 – End users are IT’s worst nightmare. They have a nearly inexhaustible capacity for misusing and damaging equipment, misunderstanding instructions and applications, and ignorance for how technology works. The Spiceworks community of IT professionals and service providers maintains a rolling list of stupidest questions end users ask. Here’s a sampling.

12 words you can never say in the office – These outdated tech terms really show your age; we’ve put together a list of alternatives. Welcome to the world of cloud computing, the smartphones and the virtual desktop.

Today’s Free Downloads:

ThreatFire AntiVirus – Traditional antivirus solutions can’t protect you until after they’ve discovered a new threat. With ThreatFire you get behavior-based protection using a proprietary combination of analytics, risk algorithms, program histories and tolerance thresholds to identify and shut down threats so you are always protected, no matter how new the threat.

FotoSketcher – Turn digital photos into beautiful pencil sketches or paintings in seconds. FotoSketcher can create images that look like they have been hand drawn by the best artists.

TweetCraft - If you want to give your Twitter followers play-by-play highlights of your World of Warcraft sessions, then TweetCraft is for you. The free, open-source tool lets you send and receive tweets from within the game.

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  6. ‘The 10 most annoying programs on the Internet – Let’s face it: Some software is just plain aggravating. Here’s a list of one editor’s picks.’

    Bang on Adobe reader, Windows Update, and Yahoo– which while boasting to get faster, does the opposite!

  7. I can’t wait till MW2 is released! Just a couple of months now :p I ordered the Prestige edition ^_^ theres some cool forums at (www.modernwarfare2forum.net)