Privacy

But authentication issues will be kept at a minimum.  After all, this is NBC and all those Olympic athletes get paid royalties for for re-runs, right.  Oh, I forgot, they’re amateurs.  So why all the potential authentication problems?  Can’t their sales people find sponsors?  Sorry, I forgot that this is all new media. » NBC …

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Kudos for an approach that considers opinions of the private sector – at least in the US – in discussions of cybersecurity and possible approaches to protecting our Internet freedoms.  The continuing threats to Internet privacy and security will stimulate a great deal of attention, debate, discussion, and potential legislation in the next few years.  …

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VN – or Visual Networking as  it has now been labelled – is probably more Cisco hype than bursting on to the general technology scene right now.  This technologist is reminded on the days – years ago – when “slow scan”, video conferencing, videophone, and early motion technologies were introduced.  There was lots of buzz, …

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Dell flexes its muscle – Again.  For those of you new to the idea of virtualization – imagine that your applications AND operating system (O/S) don’t live on your computer.  Instead, it is just a display and communications device that reaches out over your WiFi or broadband connection to a powerful central “server” that holds …

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In “The Beat Goes On” department, I’ve now heard everything.  We of the security and privacy ilk have been shouting to the rooftops about Don’t Track and Internet Privacy and now academia is irritated that social media sites (who leverage their IP to make money by the way) don’t want to share their research data.  …

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Sounds like these lawmakers haven’t been around the block with SOPA and other state legislation to control what happens on the Internet.  The critical phrase is “New York-based website”.  Is that a registered New York  company?  A server in a garage located in New York? I’ve got websites whose Apache, IE, or JBoss instance is …

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