Since earlier this summer, the Electronic Frontier Foundation is putting out the equivalent of a red alert about some language that it says has been snuck into an obscure copyright bill -- language that the EFF says could smash Internet fair use. According to the warning:The entertainment industry has sneaked language into an obscure copyright bill that could smash Internet fair use.
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I'm at Digital ID World this week, along with Dan Farber, so you'll probably get a spate of identity related posts in the next few days. In Phil Becker's annual "State of Digital Identity" this morning, he mentioned that where "location" was a crutch that computer security leaned in in the past, in the future it will be a critical part of the identity data returned about a user.
If you become the subject of controversy, then you get all the glory too. In hindsight, perhaps the folks at XenSource should be happy about the little soap opera that recently bubbled up around a certain Red Hat senior executive's opinion that XenSource's open source virtualization solution isn't ready for prime time.
News.com’s Scott Ard and Ina Fried: Hewlett-Packard Chairman Patricia Dunn, who launched an investigation into a media leaks that resulted in a firestorm of controversy, has agreed to resign her post following a meeting of the company's board of directors….
Ever hear of ARPU? Average revenue per unit? That's one of the metrics that cellular phone carriers ("cellcos" for short) use to gauge their success.
Bill Ziff, who was chairman and chief executive officer of Ziff Communications Co. from 1953 to 1994, died on Sept.
I just finished reading Robert Scoble's electric rail analogy when it comes to the line that was recently crossed (in terms of privacy violation) and started to think about how, HP board chairwoman Patricia Dunn is trying to draw her own line between the investigation she ordered and the methods that were used to get the results she was asking for.
Last week, on the heels of Amazon's Unbox video download service launch, I did a little digging (didn't have to dig far) to find out what digital rights management platform it was relying on to make sure (a) the videos don't get pirated and (b) rentals (essentially downloads that last a certain time) are expired.
This weekend, I had a chance to drop in on PodCamp at Bunker Hill Community College on the edge of Charlestown, MA (see my Flickr Set of photos for a few pics I took). I led two discussions, both of which were pretty well attended.
I recently met with Eurekster CEO Steven Marder for an update on swicki, the company’s community-influenced search service. Rather than the chewing through the worldwide index and link structures, swicki combines several elements to create more finely tuned search results for online communities.