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Lord criticises proposed data-sharing law

Lord criticises proposed data-sharing law

A proposed law that would overturn one of the principles of the Data Protection Act has been criticised by a prominent peer.Merlin, Earl of Erroll, told ZDNet UK that changes to data law brought in by the Coroners and Justice Bill would mean people could "suffer".

February 17, 2009 by in Security

Nano-sized radio plays Eric Clapton’s "Layla"

Nano-sized radio plays Eric Clapton’s "Layla"

Accurately more nano than the iPod Nano, a radio built out of a single carbon nanotube that detects and plays songs was singled out in the latest issue of Scientific American as one of the first truly functional nanoscale devices that has a "measurable effect on the larger, macroscale world.

February 17, 2009 by in Innovation

ZManda puts SME backup in the cloud

ZManda puts SME backup in the cloud

ZManda on Monday launched cloud computing-based backup and recovery software for small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs).ZMands Cloud Backup (ZCB) is designed to be easy to configure and use, the company said, and will provide backup and recovery for Microsoft Exchange and SQL Servers, based applications.

February 17, 2009 by in After Hours

Targeted malware attacks exploiting IE7 flaw detected

Targeted malware attacks exploiting IE7 flaw detected

Researchers at TrendMicro have detected a targeted malware attack exploiting last week's patched critical MS09-002 vulnerability affecting Internet Explorer 7.  Upon opening the spammed Microsoft office document, vulnerable users are automatically forwarded to a Chinese live exploit site which still remains active.

February 17, 2009 by in Security

Corporate gaming policy

Corporate gaming policy

Video games can benefit companies by giving employees a recreational outlet to build cooperation and morale. But they can also create problems if misused. This policy will help you establish the ground...

from Tech Pro Research

Social silly season

Social silly season

I'm often asked whether getting into the fashion for all things social is something enterprises should contemplate. Given the volume of noise coming from the likes of Jeremiah Owyang, Forrester analyst and other social media/brand mavens, it's hardly a surprise.

February 17, 2009 by in Collaboration

Ballmer praises openness, attacks iPhone

Ballmer praises openness, attacks iPhone

Companies in the mobile industry will need to be "open" to succeed, Microsoft chief executive Steve Ballmer said on Tuesday. However, he said, this may take place "in different ways and at different times", depending on the company.

February 17, 2009 by in Telcos

Acer's smartphone quartet

Acer's smartphone quartet

Acer has chosen this year’s Mobile World Congress in Barcelona to officially re-enter the smartphone world with no less than four models in a range it is calling its Tempo Smartphone series.The four are the direct result of last year’s buy-out of smartphone specialist E-TEN.

February 17, 2009 by in Reviews

Facebook's fine-print flub

ZDNet correspondent Sumi Das talks to senior editor Sam Diaz about a small change to Facebook's terms of service that has caused big waves. Diaz discusses the company's response and his thoughts on how the company should have handled the matter.

February 17, 2009 by in Social Enterprise

Facebook's fine-print flub

ZDNet correspondent Sumi Das talks to senior editor Sam Diaz about a small change to Facebook's terms of service that has caused big waves. Diaz discusses the company's response and his thoughts on how the company should have handled the matter.

February 17, 2009 in Social Enterprise

Kensington SlimBlade Trackball Mouse

Kensington SlimBlade Trackball Mouse

The Kensington SlimBlade Trackball Mouse has a number of big advantages:- It is small and light enough to be easily taken along and used when traveling (approximately the same size as the Logitech VX nano).- It connects to the computer using Bluetooth, so it saves a USB port, which is precious when my HP 2133 only has two of them.

February 17, 2009 by in Linux

Spammers break Microsoft Live Hotmail CAPTCHA...again

Spammers break Microsoft Live Hotmail CAPTCHA...again

The latest version of Microsoft Live Hotmail's CAPTCHA authentication system has been broken, reports InfoWorld via security company Websense.According to a detailed analysis of the latest hack by Websense, spammers have come up with a new scheme to fool the CAPTCHA:The process starts in the same way as did previous CAPTCHA-breaking attacks, using bot-controlled zombie PCs under remote control to fill in the main fields - name, password, country - asked for by Hotmail during signup.

February 17, 2009 by in Microsoft

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