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InPrivate browsing?

Surfing on the sly with IE8’s new “InPrivate” Internet

These new features are part of Microsoft’s continuing Trustworthy Computing initiative to ensure that software and websites respect the user’s privacy.

I might be a bit paranoid, but shouldn’t that read:

These new features are part of Microsoft’s continuing Trustworthy Computing initiative to ensure that software and websites must go through Microsoft to get a user’s private information.

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Throw away email addresses

If you’re tired or worred about giving out your email address when registering for a site or service, spamgourmet offers disposable email addresses that you can use.

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Want to stop telemarketers?

If you’re in the USA, the FTC’s national do not call registry is open today so go sign up. Most telemarketers won’t be able to call you once your phone number(s) are listed, although you do have to re-register every five years. The restriction won’t be effective until Oct 1 of this year if you register before the end of August.