Micro$oft have done themselves proud in the news today... MS releases grand daughter of all IE security patches, fixing up some huge holes in IE5.5/6.0; and not only but also Microsoft Opts-In Hotmail Users, changing the privacy settings in all Hotmail accounts to allow their personal details to be shared. If you use IE or Hotmail, go read up.
Meanwhile, EA Games have announced they will be entering a deal with Sony (PlayStation) in preference to Micro$oft (Xbox); for reasons including MS's bullying tactics and bad user privacy habits. Although foolishly in this article Sony is touted as having won the console war; which implies that people have already forgotten when Nintendo ruled the roost (for instance). The console market is fickle, for want of a better word.