[ Thanks to Steven J.
Vaughan-Nichols for this link. ]
“Rumor has it that by the time the South by SouthWest
(SXSW) conference rolls around in a few weeks, all the major Web
browsers-Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer (IE), Opera, and
Safari–will have come out with new versions. So, why, is the
oldest, and the most insecure of the lot, IE 6, making the single
biggest browser version gain according to Net Applications’ latest
Web browser survey?
“Well you can blame the CIA. No, seriously.
“As Net Applications explained, “All of our global usage share
reports are weighted based on C.I.A. data on how many Internet
users per country there are. For example, we have more data on the
U.S. than China so we weight the Chinese data proportionally higher
according to the research provided by the C.I.A.””