We are, it turns out, careless with our data. Researchers from BT and the University of Glamorgan (Wales) as well as "data wiping specialists" LifecycleServices (which I picture as a sort of digital mortuary) and the University of Edith Cowan in Australia bought and scanned some 300 used hard drives.
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Recently, I've been hearing a lot about how movie studios (and other providers of video content) are significantly more senstive to the idea that the High Definition versions of their content might get pirated than they are to other lower resolution versions. I'm not sure what the implications of this are.
By way of Cory Doctorow, comes a pointer to the Electronic Frontier Foundation's take on Microsoft's new Zune: a brand that has broken ranks with the Redmond-based company's previous digital rights management (DRM) strategy that attempted to establish an ecosystem of compatibility (under the name "PlaysForSure") between content merchants (ie: AOL, Yahoo, Amazon, etc.), the copy protection on the content they sold, and the software and devices that could play that content.
Last week I attended a dinner hosted by Mark Anderson, CEO of the Strategic News Service. Mark looks at the future of computing and communications in his newsletter and annual conference.
In December last year, BEA announced a series of new products within its AquaLogic product line, derived from its Plumtree acquisition in October 2005, that would marry Web 2.0 and the enterprise.
In a story that still has my head spinning (and me wondering whether I need to go on medication or something), US antitrust officials are apparently lobbying foreign officials on Apple's behalf. Reuter's Peter Kaplan reports:A top U.
I've been reading lots of Vista articles recently -- especially those from my colleague, Ed Bott (see Ed Bott's Microsoft Report). I was particularly intrigued by his first article in his 'mythbuster' series (Vista Mythbusters #1: It's not a hardware hog).
This week on the Dan & David Show, we discuss the latest from PatriciaGate, HP's foolhardy effort search to identify leaking board members. The latest news is that a House Commerce and Energy Committee congressional subcommittee asked Patricia Dunn and general counsel Ann Baskins to appear at a hearing on Sept.
Nick Carr weighs in on the definitional debates about Office 2.0, or the post Microsoft Office era that is emerging, and offers his view of the evolution of office software:Office 1.
At a Churchill Club event on August 17, a group of experienced entrepreneurs discussed the current climate for startups. Unlike the pre-bubble days, startups are far leaner and meaner, requiring less capital to get on the radar.