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Department Of Energy Loses 20 Classified PCs

In This Issue:
1. Editor's Note: Guess What, Steve -- I Don't Love It
2. Today's Top Story
    - Department Of Energy Loses 20 Classified PCs
3. Breaking News
    - Behind The Scenes With Cigna's Chief Security Officer
    - Students Sue Turnitin Anti-Plagiarism Service For Copyright Infringement
    - Google Adds TV Ads To Dish Network's Lineup
    - IBM Donates English-Arabic Translation Devices For Use In Iraq
    - Microsoft Sues To Block Gray Market Software Trade
    - RadioShack Admits To Dumping Customer Records
    - South Korea Free-Trade Agreement A Jolt To Technology
    - The Cap On H-1B Visas Could Be Reached Soon
    - China's ZTE To Build Massive Wi-Fi Network For Mexico City
    - FCC Adopts Tougher Phone Record Privacy Rules
    - NEC Says Nasdaq To Put Off Delisting Decision
    - European Regulators Move Against Apple's iTunes Sales
4. The Latest Over The Air Blog Posts
    - Will The iPhone Allow Apple To Capture All Three Screens?
    - Carnival Of Mobilists 67
    - Picsel Makes Mobile Browsing Less Painful
    - False Words From Qualcomm CEO Paul Jacobs?
    - Mexico City To Launch Municipal Wireless
5. Job Listings From TechCareers
6. White Papers
    - Top Security Issue For The Integrated File System
7. Get More Out Of InformationWeek
8. Manage Your Newsletter Subscription

Quote of the day:
"Better be despised for too anxious apprehensions, than ruined by too confident security." -- Edmund Burke


1. Editor's Note: Guess What, Steve -- I Don't Love It

"We think our customers are going to love this," said Steve Jobs in Apple's press release Monday announcing that its iTunes store would sell DRM-free versions of EMI's music catalog. Wrong. I like it, but please, Steve, stop doing me favors that (1) raise music prices 30% and (2) force me to take the extra steps to remove your proprietary AAC encoding.

You got part of it right, Steve. I definitely do not want DRM. I want the music I pay for to play anywhere, on any device. I want to exercise my legal rights to fair use and move it from format to format -- from vinyl to cassette to CD to MP3 to whatever comes next.

But I definitely do not want the music I buy encoded in your AAC format, either, or locked up inside of your iTunes software. My favorite audio player software does not play AAC. My portable music player does not play AAC. I do not use iTunes to manage my music. I do not like it, Steve-I-am.

If you really want to make me a loyal Apple customer, then sell me DRM-free music in an open format at a fair price. Exactly why do you think the 30% premium for DRM-free files is fair, by the way? Why should I, a solid citizen who wants to do the right thing, have to pay a penalty for my honesty?

Read more about my take on DRM.

David DeJean
ddejean@dejean.com
www.informationweek.com


2. Today's Top Story

Department Of Energy Loses 20 Classified PCs
The agency's Office of Inspector General reported that 14 of the computers held classified information and the other six may have, as well.


3. Breaking News

Behind The Scenes With Cigna's Chief Security Officer
Leading the fight against data thieves, spammers, and other bad guys is Craig Shumard's job. It takes a firm hand, a lot of teamwork, and a good bit of humor.

Students Sue Turnitin Anti-Plagiarism Service For Copyright Infringement
A civil suit seeks $900,000 in damages for six copyright registrations the students obtained for papers that parent company iParadigms archived.

Google Adds TV Ads To Dish Network's Lineup
Google's aim is to automate ad buying, selling, delivery, and metrics across the 13.1 million-subscriber Dish Network. Intel and E-Trade are said to be among the participating advertisers.

IBM Donates English-Arabic Translation Devices For Use In Iraq
The computer company said the donation is intended to augment human translators and to improve the safety of U.S. and other English-speaking workers in Iraq.

Microsoft Sues To Block Gray Market Software Trade
Microsoft said it also has sent 50 cease-and-desist letters to other retailers in the United States that it suspects of selling gray market copies of Windows, Office, and other products.

RadioShack Admits To Dumping Customer Records
The Texas attorney general filed two charges against RadioShack and is investigating whether the thousands of records dumped in a garbage bin have been used for identity theft.

South Korea Free-Trade Agreement A Jolt To Technology
An industry group suggests the pact will increase the $12.7 billion worth of electronic products U.S. companies sent to South Korea in each of the last few years.

The Cap On H-1B Visas Could Be Reached Soon
Monday was the first day that companies could file petitions for fiscal 2008 H-1B visas, and the government already may have gotten the maximum number it will accept.

China's ZTE To Build Massive Wi-Fi Network For Mexico City
The Wi-Fi network will connect schools and government offices as well as some 4,000 security cameras.

FCC Adopts Tougher Phone Record Privacy Rules
The FCC has issued an order aimed at toughening up protections for consumers' personal phone records after revelations last year of leaks.

NEC Says Nasdaq To Put Off Delisting Decision
Japanese electronics conglomerate NEC, dogged by accounting problems, said Tuesday that the Nasdaq exchange had agreed to put off a decision on whether to delist the company's American depositary receipts.

European Regulators Move Against Apple's iTunes Sales
Just a day after Apple and EMI concluded a deal, Apple and several music publishers have been hit by a European Commission investigation.

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4. The Latest Over the Air Blog Posts
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Will The iPhone Allow Apple To Capture All Three Screens?
Bill Day at BillDay.com ponders the possibility that the iPhone will allow Apple to capture all three screens -- the desktop, the TV, and the mobile phone. Right now Apple looks pretty well-positioned for an integrated multimedia platform: The Mac is strong, iTunes is still dominant, Apple has launched Apple TV, and in June the iPhone will complete the offering.

Carnival Of Mobilists #67
The Carnival of Mobilists #67 is up over at Wap Review. This edition's topics include the future of smartphones, mobile content creation, mobile marketing news from CTIA, the mobile user experience, the walled mobile content garden, and, of course, the iPhone.

Picsel Makes Mobile Browsing Less Painful
The mobile Internet, while becoming cool and more useful every day, still has a long way to go. Viewing Web pages or documents on tiny screens just doesn't compare to the desktop browsing experience. Web pages are often squashed, elongated, impossible to read, and unusable in the mobile environment, no matter how big the screen or how speedy the data connection. One company is helping to change that.

False Words From Qualcomm CEO Paul Jacobs?
In a Financial Times article that appeared on Sunday, Paul Jacobs, CEO of CDMA technology developer Qualcomm, was quoted as saying he hopes Armageddon can be avoided between his company and Nokia when their existing patent agreement ends next Monday. On Tuesday, Qualcomm slapped Nokia with yet more patent-related lawsuits. What gives, Paul?

Mexico City To Launch Municipal Wireless
Mexico City Mayor Marcelo Ebrard inked a deal with China's ZTE to set up wireless hotspots that will connect municipal services and agencies. Ebrard hopes to expand the network to offer citywide municipal wireless service for the city's residents, even as Mexico City struggles to offer basic services like water and electricity.


5. Job Listings From TechCareers

Toyota seeking Central Operations Specialist in Georgetown, KY

Agilent seeking IT Manager in Santa Clara, CA

Telerik seeking Developer Support Consultant in Newton, MA

Network Insight seeking Chief Technology Officer in San Diego, CA

ITT Corporation seeking Sr. System Analyst in Fort Wayne, IN

For more great jobs, career-related news, features and services, please visit CMP Media's TechCareers.


6. White Papers

Top Security Issue For The Integrated File System
The IFS on OS/400 is one of the most ignored parts of the system, yet it enables many of the most powerful and most used features on OS/400 today. Overlooking the many ways in which OS/400 utilizes the IFS could weaken the security of your system.


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