Internet Explorer seeks to become more secure. Microsoft has bought up a leading spyware-busting program and rebranded it under their own name. If this makes IE a better browser, so much the better. It would still be hard to beat Firefox though.
Some good insight on what makes a successful blog. For now, I've turned my back on Blogger (-sniff-, wipes away tear) opting for full control via an editor and manual FTP. However, Blogger does offer most of the things mentioned in this article, such as user comments and RSS feeds. As Yoda would say, "consider this carefully, you must". Indeed, I will.