Stories by Megan Burger

Virgin Media bringing TiVo to the UK

<a href="http://www.TiVo.com">TiVo</a>, the personal video recorder (PVR) company as ubiquitous in the US as its UK equivalent Sky+, is coming to the UK, the company and Virgin Media announced yesterday.

Struggling Wikipedia sheds thousands of editors

Research has shown that almost 50,000 editors left online encyclopedia Wikipedia in the first quarter of this year: 10 times the number who deserted the site in the same period of 2008.
The staggering loss of editors from the user-generated site was reported by Felipe Ortega from the Universidad Rey Juan Carlos in Madrid. Ortega built and used a computer program to analyse editing history on Wikipedia. Speaking to The Times, he said: &quot;If you don't have enough people to take care of the project it could vanish quickly. We're not in that situation yet. But eventually, if the negative trends follow, we could be in that situation.&quot;
In response, Wikimedia UK's Michael Peel told the Press Association that Wikipedia was in good shape. Peel suggested to PA that Ortega's figures may not be accurate. He questioned the research's definition of what a Wikipedia editor is.

July 4 celebrations hijacked by Waledac botnet

The Waledac spam/botnet may be dwindling, but that didn't stop its disseminators utilising this weekend's 4th of July celebrations to spread malicious executables, according to <a href="http://www.symantec.com/connect/blogs/waledac-july-campaign">Symantec</a>.

Privacy lobby slams Google Latitude

Google Latitude, which uses GPS to allow you to track people from your mobile phone of desktop PC, is under fire from privacy campaigners. They say that Google Latitude could be used to spy on unsuspecting users.

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