Monday, November 21, 2005

Snitch of the Week: 10/30 - 11/05

A little late with the updates so I'm adding three "Snitch of the Week"'s back-to-back-to-back.

The first is a prime piece of million dollar snitching from Mark Russinovich's Sys Internals blog. For all those unfamiliar with the name, he is the person who discovered Sony's nasty little rootkit secret.

His report tore through the blogosphere, into the mainstream media and straight into the courtrooms.

Sony has already spent millions of dollars so far in contradictory press, (rootkits don't matter/we're sorry, they do) recalls of their CDs and the reprinting of rootkit free version of those CDs. Not to mention the torrent of law suits already in the pipeline from New York, Texas and Florida.

This will end up costing Sony tens of millions of dollars and an irreversible loss of tech chic that only releasing a Playstation 5 tomorrow, for free, directly to my house could mitigate.

The cost may have been worth it though. I heard kids were peddling that hot new Neil Diamond album like crack rock.

Mark Russinovich, for your keen computing eye and corporate back-breaking we here at Start Snitching salute you with our Snitch of the Week award.

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