Regarding my two earlier blogs (Phone calls, e-mails and now search data. Where will Bush stop and Microsoft: No personal data went to DOJ) I just got this super-long email from someone that started with this sentence: Google created their own problem by collecting this information in the first place.
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According to InfoWorld's 2006 Technology of the Year Awards VMware has "swept" the system virtualization category (one award for desktops, the other for servers). OK, so it's not like the category is a hotly contested one across very many vendors.
The problem isn't the raw speed of Apple's 2.0 Ghz Intel-based dual-core iMacs.
eWeek has a story about how Microsoft has unequivocally stated that no personal data was handed over during a recent DOJ inquiry: The Microsoft admission, in a recent blog by MSN Search Dev & Test General Manager Ken Moss, assures MSN search users that "absolutely no personal data" changed hands. ....
In September last year I wrote about Zimbra, which had just introduced its open source email/calendaring application for enterprises. It’s claim to fame was a slick interface using AJAX technologies that reset the bar for Web-based email and calendaring.
Regarding BellSouth's alleged attempt to charge Google blood money so that the telco's customers could access Google's Web sites, Doc Searls writes: BellSouth wasn't thinking. They were doing what big carriers always do, which is look for ways to make big money with tiered service to big customers.
Worth reading: In the wake of the DOJ's quest for search logs from Google (and the other personal information data banks), Om Malik echoes Scott McNealy's remark from 1999 ("You have zero privacy anyway… Get over it.") in his post about living a cached life.
In this latest episode of the Dan & David Show we look into Google's refusal to provide search logs to the government and at the forthcoming (in 2007) version of the GPL version 3. We also discuss the latest moves from Oracle to make its next-generation architecture and applications suite, Fusion, a reality.
On January 12, the Churchill Club held its annual "Top Ten Tech Trends Debate." We have a podcast of the event, which was moderated by Tony Perkins, editor in chief of AlwaysOn.
First, it was in the interests of national security. Now, it's in the interest of childrens' rights (particularly those that could be the victims of child pornography).