Beware Sears Spyware

Filed in Social IssuesTags: Computers, Internet, Privacy, Technology

Slashdot posts about Sears installing spyware under the guise of the "My SHC Community" service. Instead of an innocuous service, users who agree to install the software get ComScore spyware, including a software proxy capable of tracking every transaction performed on the internet - from web sites visited, to login credentials, to emails.

More information from the CA Community Advisor Security Research Blog, which indicates that the spyware has been found on the sears.com and kmart.com websites.

If you see a pop-up window soliciting participation in "My SHC Community" do not pass go, do not collect $200, close the pop-up. Better yet, avoid doing business - if at all possible - with companies that would attempt to install spyware (especially companies that do so as deceptively as this).

Lily Being Adorable

Filed in PersonalTags: Family, Fatherhood, Marriage, Photos

I used vacation time for the three days after our New Year's Eve/Day holidays, in order to have a week off from work. We've used the time just to spend together at home, for rest and recuperation. Lily has been especially adorable this week (maybe because she gets to spend ALL day with both Mommy and Daddy?), and I thought I'd share some pics of her adorableness:

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Lily - seven months old
Photo © Chip Bennett, all rights reserved.

These are all part of the Lillian - Seven Months set.

Long-Overdue Picture Updates

Filed in PersonalTags: Family, Fatherhood, Marriage, Photos

Sorry it's been so long since updating photos. I've got everything caught up, and here's a look.

Here are the newest sets: Lily Five Months, Lily Six Months, Lily Seven Months, Las Vegas Trip, Christmas 2007.