consumer advocacy

eBay’s bid for a PayPal monopoly is on the nose

I missed this piece from APC about a public meeting which eBay held in Melbourne to try to calm eBay sellers unhappy at its bid to force all eBay buyers to use PayPal (the payment service which, completely coincidentally, eBay happens to own). Angus Kidman did a great, colourful writeup…

Coding Horror exposes password theft in G-Archiver

The Coding Horror today wrote up a disturbing story sent in to them by a reader, who discovered that a (paid) Gmail archive tool, G-Archiver, was harvesting people’s Gmail user names and passwords and emailing them to (presumably) the creator of the software. Deeply unethical, and possibly malicious. It’s disappointing…