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I would like to take this opportunity to provide the Spywareinfo community with an update. As you know, there has not been a Spywareinfo Newsletter since early February 2006. Mike seems to have taken a hiatus from his usual Spywareinfo activities. I know that many of you have been worried and deeply concerned - as have I and many people in the computer security community. I have it on good authority that Mike is indeed fine. In fact, a group from the security network (friends of the Spywareinfo site) made certain that no misdeed had happened to Mike. Doing this site is not without its dangers.
During this time while Mike is away, the responsibility falls upon me to ensure that the site continues to operate in an efficient fashion and that the bills are paid. I thank the Spywareinfo Forum community for its continued support. This is what I have done to meet the objective of fulfilling the financial obligations of the site:
* I have moved the Spywareinfo News section to FlyingHamster ( http://www.flyinghamster.com/ ). There, the security news continues to be posted - throughout the day and every day of the week. This move was necessitated so that it is possible to access the site control panel and so that it is possible to change the content.
* The major content change that was necessary is the weekly 'Featured Product'. This is a highlighted premier security program that is offered to the readers at a time limited discount (...go save ten dollars on the present featured program). I have been able to offer that on FlyingHamster. The funds generated there will ensure that the Spywareinfo bills are paid and that the operation of this site continues uninterrupted.
Here is what you can do to help Spywareinfo through this time without Mike. Please tell people about the FlyingHamster site. Please tell people that excellent software programs are featured there, at a discount. Please donate if you can - write to me if you want to donate and I will give you information on how to do so. Contact me at: http://www.spywareinfo.com/email2.php . There is also a donation link on the FlyingHamster site now.
Undoubtedly, these are stressful times for this site - and yes, for operations people of Spywareinfo. Mike Healan is its founder and has been the guiding force behind this site / publication. Hopefully, this time away will give Mike the opportunity and the privacy to do what he needs to do. I am certain that you join me in wishing him well.
Temporary Director of Operations
*** Anyone wishing to comment on the aforementioned can send the posting to me first. I will post it for you - on this thread. I am doing this because there are some 'dark forces' who will be gloating that Mike Healan is temporarily on the sidelines. Email Form: http://www.spywareinfo.com/email2.php
Update: (May 6th) Thanks for all your suggestion regarding the news site. I am receiving some wonderful suggestions. I welcome all your ideas. Please just use that email and contact me.
Edited by cnm, 22 February 2008 - 12:55 AM.
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