Free McAfee SiteAdvisor plug-in

December 12, 2009 · Posted in Freebies · Comment 

I recently posted an article called McAfee reveals the riskiest web domains to visit, which I would advise you to read if you value your online safety.   In checking the safety rating of this blog on McAfee’s SiteAdvisor site, I discovered that they offer a free plug-in that will determine a site’s safety rating based on several factors.  The  individual safety rating icons and definitions can be viewed via their plug-in site.  McAfee SiteAdvisor plug-in has received good editor and user ratings on Download.com. Read more

Tiger Woods is paying a high price for playing the 19th hole

December 10, 2009 · Posted in Commentary · 1 Comment 

The Tiger Woods saga continues.  I thought that I could keep the lothario out of my blog, but the impact of Tiger’s escapades go far beyond the salacious tabloid fodder.

The latest count of Tiger’s alleged concubines stands at 11 as of this very moment, but this figure is subject to change.  In his apology, Tiger makes no admission of marital infidelity.

Forbes recently declared that Tiger was the first athlete to attain a billion dollars in earnings, mostly through product endorsements.  Since this scandal broke, Tiger’s TV ads have disappeared, although his sponsors have yet to officially drop him. Read more

Google suing "Google Money" scammers

December 9, 2009 · Posted in Commentary · Comment 

Google posted an entry in its blog that it had filed suit this week against Pacific WebWorks and several other unnamed defendants.   Google has an issue with its name and logo being used in advertisements such as “Use Google to make 1000s of Dollars!” and “Easy Cash with Google: You could be Making up to $978 a Day Working from home!”  Google states that it hasn’t created or endorsed any of the sites like those described in their complaint.  In its blog, Google said,thousands of people have been tricked into sending payment information and being charged hidden fees by questionable operations.” Read more

GoodGuide has serious ethical issues

December 8, 2009 · Posted in Commentary · 2 Comments 

Maybe your life has been really hectic over the last few days and you missed the media frenzy that GoodGuide, the consumer watchdog group, created over its assertion that the white hot Zhu Zhu Pets were unsafe.  Unfortunately, the mass media did not cover GoodGuide’s subsequent correction with quite the same fervor. Read more

GoodGuide issues correction on toy testing methods

December 7, 2009 · Posted in Commentary · 1 Comment 

In my previous blog entry, I called GoodGuide out on attempting to profit on the very toys they deemed to be dangerous.  GoodGuide’s allegations about Zhu Zhu Pets, this year’s must have Holiday gift, caused a major media stir.  In fact, my blog entry had more views than any other previous entry.  Read more

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