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  • News: Personal info sent offshore without permission: Shroff

    Privacy Commissioner Marie Shroff says personal information collected by government agencies and businesses, often ends up overseas without the individual's knowledge.

  • News: ISPs could recoup just $2 per copyright notice

    Internet service providers may end up being able to recoup as little as $2 for sending out detection, warning or enforcement notices under the controversial online file-sharing amendments to the Copyright Act; but they may persuade government to let them charge as much as $28.

  • News: Copyright protestors say Parliament event sidetracked

    A demonstration in Parliament grounds on May 1 was supposed to highlight objections to the amended Copyright Act and its provisions to combat illegal online file-sharing. In the event this proved a minor feature of the proceedings, with much of the time taken up by organiser and entrepreneur Christopher Wingate, advocating broader attention to government and judicial accountability.

  • News: Leaked US cables show lobbying on Copyright Bill

    Cables released by Wikileaks over the weekend purport to show the US Embassy offered to get help from the US to redraft New Zealand's copyright legislation following the withdrawal of the controversial Section 92A -- concerning procedures to police and punish illegal downloading of copyright works. Government withdrew the section for redrafting in the face of public protest.

  • Opinion: Your DVR is Safe: Dish Network Pays $500 Million to Tivo

    Good news for Dish Network subscribers: Your set-top DVR will keep collecting missed episodes of "Mad Men" and "American Idol" under terms of a $500 million settlement announced today between the satellite TV provider and TiVo Inc.

  • Opinion: How Apple Can Make iCloud Business-Friendly

    Apple's acquisition of the iCloud.com domain name may be for more than just its long-rumored cloud-based iTunes storage--and the discovery of the "Castle" codename in the latest beta release of Apple Mac OS X 10.7 "Lion"--point to an upgrade of its MobileMe cloud suite.

  • News: Ubisoft Starts Studio Just for Game Adaptations

    From Hollywood news outlet Variety comes news that Ubisoft has opened up a new studio in Paris devoted to assisting development of the company's game franchises into films and TV shows.

  • News: Remains of the Day: Right there in black and white

    Is the white iPhone really thicker than the black iPhone? One publication attempts to satisfy our curiosity with the application of rigorous science. Elsewhere, Apple's rumored cloud service may have a codename, and Cupertino wins round one of a patent dispute. The remainders for Monday, May 2, 2011 are innocent until proven guilty.

  • Opinion: Julian Assange: Facebook an 'Appalling Spying Machine'

    Julian Assange claims that Facebook is complacent in providing the U.S. government with a way to spy on its citizens, calling it "the most appalling spying machine ever invented."

  • News: Sony Online Entertainment Hacked, 12,700 Credit Cards Stolen

    Not quite out of the frying pan, but into the fire anyway: Sony just acknowledged another network breach related to the first one.

  • Opinion: Day 2: So Far I'm Not Loving Google Docs

    30 Days With...Google Docs: Day 2

  • Opinion: Untethered Verizon iPhone Jailbreak for Windows Released

    If you're a Verizon iPhone--and Windows--user, you can now jailbreak your phone! iDevice hacker iH8sn0w just released an update to Sn0wbreeze, which brings untethered jailbreaking support to the Verizon iPhone 4. This means that you can finally use Cydia (an alternative app store with software for jailbroken iDevices) on your Verizon iPhone.

  • Opinion: RIM Unveils Video Chat App for PlayBook

    The BlackBerry PlayBook tablet, launched last month by RIM has been relatively successful thus far despite being almost universally slammed as being an incomplete work in progress in initial reviews. Well, one of the missing features will soon be added when the Video Chat app becomes available.

  • News: VMware causes second outage while recovering from first

    VMware accidentally caused a second outage in its Cloud Foundry service after recovering from a previous issue.

  • News: Can a new CISO improve Sony PlayStation Network security?

    Can a chief information security officer (CISO) help prevent the kind of massive data breach that occurred in the Sony PlayStation network breach last month in which attackers grabbed personal information on an estimated 77 million customers of the PlayStation and Qriocity online games?

  • Opinion: AT&T Broadband Caps Begin

    If you're an AT&T home broadband subscriber, the all-you-can-eat buffet is closed. May 2 marks the start of data caps for AT&T DSL and U-Verse customers.

  • Opinion: Information Governance in UK healthcare reorganization

    According to the figures recently published by the UK Department of Health, to the date 31st March 2011, only 186 out of 396 acute, mental health, ambulance and primary care trusts reported to have met the targets set by the" Pseudonymisation Implementation Project". According to this project (description available at: http://bit.ly/k1utU1) , comprised within the Connecting for Health strategy, to undertake secondary use of patient data in a legal, safe and secure manner, all NHS trusts need first to encrypt information to pseudonymise records, thus ensuring complete patient privacy.

  • Opinion: Internet Explorer and Firefox Continue to Slide

    New browser market share data shows that both Internet Explorer and Firefox lost ground in April. While Microsoft and Mozilla trumpet their latest browsers, publicly trade jabs, and beat their chests at one another, Chrome and Safari are quietly gaining market share.

  • Opinion: Buckle Up Before Entering the Telework On-Ramp

    On April 28, 2011 Jacob Lew released an OMB memorandum Implementing Telework Enhancement Act of 2010 IT Purchasing Requirements, giving agency CIOs, in coordination with chief acquisition officers, 90 days to develop or update policies on purchasing computing technologies and services to enable and promote telework. Additionally, purchasing policies must address the information security threats raised by use of technologies associated with telework. While telework can produce resource savings and reduce time, expenses, and greenhouse gas production associated with weekly commuting, it also provides federal employees the ability to continue working during inclement weather, emergencies, or situations that may disrupt normal operations. However, telework is only as effective as the technologies used to support it, which is why it is critical for agencies to take measures to ensure that their

  • News: Coming Soon: A Faster Firefox for Linux Users

    Linux users' proverbial cup is already overflowing this spring thanks to several recent coups for the open source operating system. Just last week, however, more good news arrived for users of the free software in the form of an announcement from Mozilla that Firefox has been given a huge speed boost on Linux.



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