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Will Facebook apology backfire in a lawsuit?

ZDNet correspondent Sumi Das talks with Senior Editor Sam Diaz about the class action lawsuit against Facebook over their Beacon advertising program. They discuss the consequences of possible privacy violations, how Beacon changed to an "opt-in" program, and why CEO Mark Zuckerberg's admission of guilt may have been a bad move.

August 19, 2008

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IDF Opening Keynote: Are you listening, Washington?

Intel chairman Craig Barrett, introduced as the company's chief ambassador, delivered the opening keynote speech at the Intel Developer Forum this morning, highlighting technological innovation and its impact on the globe - just as you'd expect him to do. But Barrett - with a quick apology for briefly jumping into politics - also had a subtle message for Washington.

August 19, 2008 by Sam Diaz

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SEC introduces IDEA

Earlier today, Christopher Cox, SEC chairman introduced IDEA - Interactive Data and Electronic Applications, an XBRL framework for surfacing information used by investors. In prepared remarks, Cox said: "It will be faster, cheaper, better [than EDGAR.

August 19, 2008 by Dennis Howlett

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Severance Policy

Employees part ways with organizations for a variety of reasons. Some of these reasons are simple: finding a job elsewhere, taking time off to spend with the family or relocating to a different...

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BlackBerry Kickstart specs appear on Expansys retailer site

Back in April, the Boy Genius Report unveiled the BlackBerry Kickstart that still has not yet been officially announced by RIM. The Kickstart is unusual due to the clamshell flip form factor that is popular with American consumers. Phonescoop discovered that international retailer and importer, Expansys, has posted all the specifications on the BlackBerry 8220 (aka Kickstart). There is no pricing or availability information yet posted.

August 19, 2008 by

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New algorithm speeds up networks

Routing scalability has always been a problem in networking research. Now, computer scientists at UC San Diego (UCSD) have developed a new algorithm to improve the routing efficiency of networks. 'Called XL, for approximate link state, the algorithm increases network routing efficiency by suppressing updates from parts of the system -- updates which force connected networks to continuously re-calculate the paths they use in the great matrix of the Internet.' The results presented today at the ACM SIGCOMM Conference show that XL outperforms standard algorithms, in some cases reducing the number of routing messages ten-fold. But read more...

August 19, 2008 by Roland Piquepaille

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