Microsoft disabling Word 2003's 'fast save' feature

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| "While the Fast Save feature speeds up the document-saving process by saving
| only the changes made to a document, the saved document may contain metadata,
| such as comments, erased text, previous versions, and authorship," Microsoft
| said in a white paper on the update. "Disabling Fast Save ensures that
| confidential data is protected against improper disclosure."
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http://www.news.com/8301-10784_3-978...=2547-1_3-0-20

Time to use software that actually respects your privacy and doesn't keep
secrets at its expense (for revenue). New version of OpenOffice.org has been
announced and released...

OpenOffice update charts course to new features

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| Developer also says stats show open-source suite isn't just kids' stuff
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http://www.computerworld.com/action/...c=news_ts_head


Related:

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| Vista—Microsoft’s latest operating system—may prove to be most
| appropriately named, especially for those seeking evidence of how a
| computer was used.
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http://www.abanet.org/journal/ereport/jy13tkjasn.html


Microsoft could be teaching police to hack Vista

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| Microsoft may begin training the police in ways to break the
| encryption built into its forthcoming Vista operating system.
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http://www.vnunet.com/vnunet/news/21...ng-police-hack


UK holds Microsoft security talks

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| "UK officials are talking to Microsoft over fears the new version of
| Windows could make it harder for police to read suspects' computer files."
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http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk_politics/4713018.stm