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Worried about rogue applications or spyware "phoning home" with your private data? Turn on VirusBarrier's Anti-Spyware feature, and it will alert you to applications that attempt to connect to remote servers. Once you know which apps are phoning home, you can block or allow each individually, and you can even block or allow specific ports for each application, to ensure that your private data stays private.

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TidBITS Server Problems

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TidBITS Server Problems -- Just a quick heads-up that we've been experiencing problems with our main Web and email server over the last few days, and since we haven't yet been able to track them down, they're likely to continue for a while. In short, rest assured that if you can't get through to our Web server or if email is bouncing temporarily, we know and we're working on it, so there's no need to alert us further. [ACE]

 

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