IT News Week of Aug. 17: Stop Selling Microsoft Word, Say Courts


Aug. 16 carries lots of historical significance in both technology and music (wholly unrelated, of course). In 1858, Britain's Queen Victoria telegraphed American president James Buchanan, marking the first trans-Atlantic message. Oddly enough, she has a Facebook fan page. In 1977, it's the day Elvis Presley left the building -- permanently.

On Aug. 18, 2005, the BTK killer was captured in part due to Microsoft Word metadata and printer fingerprinting (although this fact isn't confirmed). And on Aug. 19, 2004, Google issued its IPO on NASDAQ.

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Courts tell MS to stop selling Word; August Patch Brings 9 Fixes; Army is at end of Microsoft moratium; IE 8 gets high marks for security; more. Links for items mentioned in this week's audiocast:

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