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MySpace: Online Safety In Focus

In This Issue:
1. Editor's Note: Taking A Break This Summer? Or Taking The Laptop?
2. Today's Top Story
    - The MySpace Dilemma: Keeping Your Kids Safe Online
    Related Story:
    - School Safety Index Shows Progress
3. Breaking News
    - Review: Samsung's Q1 Ultra -- Mobile, Yes, But Is It Fully Functional?
    - Review: Movable Type 4.0 Beta Offers Radical Changes For Dedicated Bloggers
    - Imeem Launches Ad-Supported Streaming Music Service
    - Rumored Google, Grand Central Deal Shows Increasing Rate Of Acquisitions
    - Apple Now Third-Largest U.S. Music Retailer
    - With Hype High, iPhone May Have To Fight A Flop
    - Cisco Dropping Iron Curtain On Web And E-Mail Attacks
    - Google Seeks Microsoft Antitrust Decree Extension
    - Computers Read News, And Trade On It Quickly
    - Addiction Experts Say Video Games Not An Addiction
    - Boingo Offers Worldwide Wi-Fi For $39 A Month
    - Nokia Counterpunches iPhone With E-Phones For U.S.
4. The Latest Microsoft Blog Posts
    - What We Think Of Bill Gates
    - Microsoft Freshman Course: How To Monetize Patents
    - Microsoft Lets A Wizard Help Sell More Dynamics
    - Don't Shut Off Vista UAC, There's A Better Way
5. Job Listings From TechCareers
6. White Papers
    - Content Engine Scalability Using HP Integrity Servers
7. Get More Out Of InformationWeek
8. Manage Your Newsletter Subscription

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"If money is your hope for independence you will never have it. The only real security that a man will have in this world is a reserve of knowledge, experience, and ability." -- Henry Ford


1. Editor's Note: Taking A Break This Summer? Or Taking The Laptop?

Sunglasses, check. Bathing suit, check. Camera, check. Laptop -- that's a double negative.

Yes, I'm doing that increasingly rare thing: having an untethered, nontech vacation. No electronic leash for me for the next two weeks. I'm even leaving my cell phone at home (what the heck, it wouldn't work where we're going anyway).

Unfortunately, a lot of people aren't willing -- or able -- to do the same. According to CareerBuilder's annual survey about vacation plans, 27% of workers say they plan to stay in touch with the office during vacation time this year using some kind of electronic device. An AP-AOL poll found that of the people who took a vacation in the last 12 months, approximately one out of every five adults said they took their laptops with them; twice that number checked e-mail regularly.

And, believe it or not, those were the lucky ones. The AP poll found that 41% of respondents don't plan to take a vacation at all within the next 12 months.

Been there. Because of a summer rife with conflicting events, my family just couldn't get it together to go somewhere last summer. The previous year, we got away, but I worked every day. This year I was determined to do it differently: all my editors know I'm off -- really off -- my stories are filed (well, they will be by the time I board my plane), the cat has a sitter, the tomatoes a waterer ... yes, I think the checklist is about complete.

What are your plans? Do you ever get away from your e-mail and voice mail? Or is your laptop the first thing that goes into the bag? Drop me a line and let me know -- bearing in mind I won't get it until mid-July.

Alice LaPlante
Alice.laplante@gmail.com
www.informationweek.com


2. Today's Top Story

The MySpace Dilemma: Keeping Your Kids Safe Online
The anonymity and anything-goes nature of the Internet is a lure for sexual predators. We need to reconcile this with our children's growing passion for online social networking.

Related Story:

School Safety Index Shows Progress
Eighty-one percent of the districts monitor student Internet activity, while 89% place computer monitors where adults can see them.


3. Breaking News

Review: Samsung's Q1 Ultra -- Mobile, Yes, But Is It Fully Functional?
Ultramobile PCs are hot right now, but can a device with a small screen, a split keyboard, and performance in the PDA class convince you it's a fully functional PC?

Review: Movable Type 4.0 Beta Offers Radical Changes For Dedicated Bloggers
The next version of this professional-level blogging solution boasts a revamped interface, an open source licensing option, and an impressive range of new features.

Imeem Launches Ad-Supported Streaming Music Service
Leading social networking site uses a digital registry and content identification platform from Snocap to compensate artists and owners of the 3 million tracks available on the site.

Rumored Google, Grand Central Deal Shows Increasing Rate Of Acquisitions
Google's purchase of online phone company Grand Central Communications would put it on track for tripling its 2006 acquisitions.

Apple Now Third-Largest U.S. Music Retailer
Apple's iTunes is now the third-largest music retailer in the United States with 10% market share, overtaking Amazon.com in the first quarter, according to a new survey.

With Hype High, iPhone May Have To Fight A Flop
Not since Alexander Graham Bell has so much attention been lavished on a phone.

Cisco Dropping Iron Curtain On Web And E-Mail Attacks
The company will add malware- and spam-inspection capabilities to its firewalls using technology from its recent acquisition of IronPort Systems.

Google Seeks Microsoft Antitrust Decree Extension
Google on Monday asked a federal judge to extend the consent decree that settled the landmark antitrust case against Microsoft in order to address competition concerns centering on Microsoft's computer search function in Windows Vista.

Computers Read News, And Trade On It Quickly
It takes a person about 10 minutes to read a 2,500-word feature story. Computer programs increasingly being used by investors to parse news stories can process one in about three-one-hundredths of a second.

Addiction Experts Say Video Games Not An Addiction
Doctors backed away Sunday from a controversial proposal to designate video game addiction as a mental disorder akin to alcoholism, saying psychiatrists should study the issue more.

Boingo Offers Worldwide Wi-Fi For $39 A Month
"The days of per-minute charges and incremental roaming fees for Wi-Fi Internet access are over," says Boingo president and CEO Dave Hagan.

Nokia Counterpunches iPhone With E-Phones For U.S.
Nokia says it also has 140 registered value-added resellers authorized to resell the devices to their business customers.

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4. The Latest Microsoft Blog Posts
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What We Think Of Bill Gates
He's analytical, driven, calculating, irritable, confident, inquisitive, opportunistic, boyish, wealthy, generous, smart, and competitive. Microsoft's co-founder and chairman has been called many things, some flattering, others unprintable.

Microsoft Freshman Course: How To Monetize Patents
I watched Microsoft as a leading-edge company make has-beens out of those who couldn't keep up with its frenetic pace of Windows development. WordPerfect and Lotus 1-2-3 spring to mind. Now Microsoft, a little longer in the tooth itself, has found a way to make has-beens out of a new set of companies -- those that agree to pay Microsoft royalties on open source code.

Microsoft Lets A Wizard Help Sell More Dynamics
After a year of educating its partners on the benefits of Dynamics, Microsoft is extending the accounting and CRM business software to more customers with the help of a third-party IT integrator called Wizard ... pointy hat and wand not included.

Don't Shut Off Vista UAC, There's A Better Way
One of the most annoying things about Microsoft Windows Vista is User Account Control and all the warnings it pops up to ask if you just did something you really wanted to do. Like, either (a) it wasn't you who pressed the Enter key, but the ghost of your grandfather standing at your shoulder, or (b) you really are too stupid to be trusted to know you want to install a program or open an attachment. The temptation is strong to turn off UAC warnings by disabling the controls, but that causes more problems, like making it even more difficult to do some things in Vista. Fortunately, there's a better way.


5. Job Listings From TechCareers

MarketSense seeking Programmer - C#, ASP.NET in Burr Ridge, IL

McCamish Systems seeking Business Systems Analyst in Atlanta, GA

MCCI seeking Project Manager in Ithaca, NY

BreakthroughIT, Inc. seeking Change Management, Technical Impact Assessment in Groton, CT

Blizzard Entertainment seeking Senior Oracle DBA in Irvine, CA

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


6. White Papers

Content Engine Scalability Using HP Integrity Servers
This paper presents the results of a series of performance tests of IBM FileNet's Content Engine on a Hewlett-Packard Integrity server running HP-UX 11i that was particularly focused on assessing the vertical scalability of the IBM FileNet P8 Content Engine in the HP environment.


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