News & Commentary
Content tagged with PC & Servers posted in March 2005
Conflicted Over File Sharing
Commentary  |  3/30/2005  | 
As a one-time freelance writer, I pocketed a few extra bucks from the intellectual property I created. The law recognizes that my writings had some financial value, and provided protection against their unauthorized use.
The Expanding RSS Universe
Commentary  |  3/23/2005  | 
The RSS universe is relatively small; a recent Pew Internet & American Life Project survey estimates that about 5% of Web content is delivered via RSS, or Really Simple Syndication. But a just-released survey of subscribers of the ultra-techie blog and news site Slashdot shows user
Law, Order, And Technology In 2005
Commentary  |  3/14/2005  | 
By the time May flowers begin to bloom in San Francisco, the city's Bay Area Rapid Transit District (BART) police department can expect an upgrade to the wireless handheld technology that helps its 191 officers patrol the region's 43 rail stations and 104 miles of tracks. Central to the upgrade is a geographic mapping application that integrates with the BART dispatch system to deliver via wireless handhelds key logistical information to officers, including train-station schematics, track milepo
Blogger Rights: Multiple Views
Commentary  |  3/14/2005  | 
No consensus exists, at least among readers responding to an online InformationWeek poll, on whether bloggers should be given the same legal protections as journalists when protecting confidential sources.
Tech Development Based On Red, White, And Blue, Not Just Green
Commentary  |  3/9/2005  | 
Over the past 58 years of its existence, the Central Intelligence Agency's information-gathering needs have played a role in the development of some significant technology, including the U-2 and SR71 spy aircraft, Corona surveillance satellites, and even the Internet. Despite what promises to be some ego-bruising restructuring within the U.S. intelligence community to accommodate the new National Intelligence Authority, the agency has its sights set on a number of emerging technologies it hopes
The Apple Bloggers 3: Heirs To Revolutionary Pamphleteers
Commentary  |  3/8/2005  | 
AppleInsider, PowerPage, and ThinkSecret are the 21st century descendents of Common Sense, Thomas Paine's 1776 pamphlet defending colonial independence from England.
Customer?s Gripe Blamed On Symantec's Success
Commentary  |  3/7/2005  | 
Ever had a problem with a product, couldn't get help from the vendor, and wished you could let the company's CEO know of your frustration? Chuck Smith got his chance as he came face-to-face with Symantec CEO John Thompson.
National Security Agency Opens Up
Commentary  |  3/3/2005  | 
Right about now, the National Security Agency is feeling pretty good about its decision to use open source as the medium through which the agency is evangelizing improved security technology. NSA's SELinux technology is gaining traction and the agency, like many other areas of the government, is realizing that it needs to team with industry to meet tomorrow's technology challenges.
Trust: You Should Bank On It
Commentary  |  3/1/2005  | 
Ruth David thinks a lot about information sharing; she just doesn't like to use the term.


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