Fight For Your Entertainment Rights
If you own an iPod or MP3 player; yearn for a music-enabled phone; download, share, or mix songs and video; or even if you just want to listen to your music or watch your videos in relative peace, take heed. Pending legislation could make the simplest exercise in legal home media use more cumbersome than you could ever imagine.
BPS Upgrades Risk-Management Server
Business Propulsions Systems Inc. has upgraded its platform for operational risk, audit and regulatory compliance management for financial institutions.
UBS Trial: Defense Suggests Witness Altered Evidence
Despite being accused of altering evidence, forensics specialist Keith Jones stood firmly by his earlier testimony that whoever brought down the UBS PaineWebber network had to do so from inside Roger Duronio's home. Duronio is the systems admin on trial for the attack.
Bricklin, Socialtext Aim To Hatch 'Killer App' For Wiki Users
Socialtext announced earlier this month that it was teaming with software pioneer Dan Bricklin to integrate Bricklin's Web-based, collaborative spreadsheet with its enterprise wiki platform, and to encourage additional development efforts within the open-source community.
Dell, HP Clean Up Tech Waste
Dell and Hewlett-Packard last week expanded their recycling programs for consumers and put in place efforts for commercial customers.
Our Data Isn't Secure, So What Are We Going To Do About It?
One of the great things about my job is that there's never a shortage of things to do. This is especially the case when it comes to covering data security. Before the ink is dry on one story about a stolen laptop or breached database, I find another one to cover. But this troubling trend isn't just a case of "good-for-me-bad-for-you." I, too, have been ensnared in the web of identity theft and data breaches. Where is all this going, and what have we learned?
Microsoft's WGA Sued As 'Spyware'
The lawsuit asks for class-action status on claims that Microsoft's WGA software misled users as to its true purpose, failed to obtain consent before installing, and transmitted data to the company's servers.
7 Lessons From IT Security Trial
Over the last several weeks, InformationWeek has been covering the trial of a former UBS PaineWebber systems administrator, Roger Duronio, who's accused of writing and setting off a highly destructive logic bomb at his former employer as revenge for not receiving the maximum yearly bonus. The government prosecution contends that Duronio was not only looking to wreak havoc, but also to profit by purchasing securities whose valu
Microsoft Shuts Off Vista Beta 2
The closure, slated for Friday, June 30, comes because the preview has reached its copy limit. Meanwhile, users are being urged to activate their Beta 2 copy in order to receive RC1 of the operating system when it's delivered later this year.
EMC Fills Major Security Hole With RSA
EMC's decision to spend nearly $2.1 billion for security vendor RSA promises to reshape the competitive landscape of the storage and infrastructure-management segments of the IT industry.
Long one of the most independent security vendors, RSA now will be an agent of EMC - and a quieter voice in the industry
Internap announced the expansions of its Boston and New York data center facilities
The Complicated Web Of Content Licensing
The movie industry is afraid--very afraid--as it ponders the functionality promised by new technologies hovering on the horizon, and that fear could be trouble for Apple.
The Job-Less Factor
Industry analysts evaluate Apple's chances with and without Steve Jobs at the helm.