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GAO: FBI needs a lesson in network security

The Federal Bureau of Investigation's internal network security practices are a mess, according to a report by the General Accountability Office. In a report released on Thursday, the GAO said "certain information security controls over the critical internal network reviewed were ineffective in protecting the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of information and information resources.

May 25, 2007 by


Mozilla executive director search to loop in community

The Mozilla Foundation is being pretty open about its search for an executive director and plans to loop in community members to help select candidates. On Mozilla's Usenet group last night, Mitchell Baker, known as Mozilla's Chief Lizard Wrangler, said she is part of the team defining the search process for an executive director for Mozilla.

May 24, 2007 by


Facebook's Zuckerberg uncorks the social graph

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg took the stage in jeans, Adidas shower shoes and Northface polar fleece and told that crowd that they were at the beginning of a new movement. He then described the recent growth of the company and to the company's secret sauce--the social graph (see my earlier post).

May 24, 2007 by Dan Farber


Facebook: The social Web utility company

The suspense is nearly over. In about an hour, Facebook will lift the veil on its plans to turn its social networking site into a platform that its makers hope becomes a pervasive ecosystem.

May 24, 2007 by Dan Farber

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On the campaign trail with McAfee's Dave DeWalt

Fifty days into the job, McAfee's CEO Dave DeWalt is pumped up about his new position and is on a campaign to change public perceptions about the company. The former CEO of Documentum and then EMC's President of Customer Operations and Content Management Software (which acquired Documentum), told me that the company has solid assets but the brand has been neglected too long.

May 24, 2007 by Dan Farber


Will Sarbox change ding IT vendors?

The Securities and Exchange Commission tweaked its Sarbanes-Oxley requirements and that could be bad news for the technology companies, consultants and accountants on the Sarbox gravy train. The SEC said Wednesday that it was making changes to the Sarbanes-Oxley Act, known in some quarters as the accountant and consultant employment act, to reduce the regulatory burden on companies.

May 24, 2007 by