Microsoft files for RSS Patent!

In a startling revelation, Microsoft had filed for two patents covering technology used to organize and read syndicated Web feeds, such as those delivered via the widely used Really Simple Syndication, or RSS, family of formats reports C|Net. This follows Google's attempt to patent ads in feeds. Filed on June 21, 2005, the first covers "finding and consuming Web subscriptions in a Web browser.

Microsoft Releases IE Phishing Filter Update

The major focus on Internet Explorer 7 has been security and particularly the phishing filter. In a recent article, Microsoft has stated: When you use Windows Internet Explorer 7 to visit a Web page, the computer may respond very slowly as the Phishing Filter evaluates Web page contents. The reason is this happens is if you have too many pages open or the website you are browsing has too many frames.