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Newswatch 12.12.07: Vista SP1 has 300+ fixes

300 fixes in Vista SP1

[InfoWeek] Microsoft has released a detailed roster of the contents of its forthcoming service pack for Windows Vista, and the list includes more than 300 hot fixes covering everything from data protection to video performance.

Erase search queries on Ask.com

[PCW] When enabled by the user, the feature will completely delete search queries and associated cookie information from Ask.com servers -- including IP addresses, user IDs, session IDs and the text of queries made.

Does Cisco's Chambers want to be president?

[News.com] Several audience members compare John's stage persona to former president Bill Clinton. Since it has been rumored that John would like to go into politics after Cisco, why shouldn't he go for the whole enchilada and run for president in 2012?

Bebo opens to developers

[Reuters] The Open Application Platform will be fully compatible with the thousands of applications that have helped fuel growth at social network Facebook, as well as a newer platform called OpenSocial launched by Google Inc in October.

IBM's greenhouse gas meter

[NYT] GreenCert offers a standard method to collect and manipulate large volumes of information from numerous sensors and tools, then calculates and documents the reduction in carbon emissions.

RIAA targets shared folders

[PCW] At issue in the Arizona court case of Atlantic v. Howell is whether or not consumers are breaking copyright laws if they rip a music CD and save the digital files to a "shared folder."

Touchy features in Windows 7

[ZD Net] “All I will say that if you are impressed by the ‘touch features’ in the iPhone, you’ll be blown away by what’s coming in Windows 7. Now if only we could convince more OEMs that Windows Touch Technology is going to drive their sales.”