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Will Boston airport Wi-Fi rift set an ugly precedent?

With both amusement and horror, I've been following a dispute that has erupted between Continental Airlines and MassPort -- the Massachusetts agency that runs Boston's Logan Airport -- over Continental's installation of a WiFi network that's freely available to some of its customers (for Internet access).  Not only has the story turned up all over the Web, but it's made the local papers and television stations here in Massachusetts where I live.

August 5, 2005 by David Berlind

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Department of Defense funding decoder rings

Red Herring has a story about the Department of Defense funding three teams to create the mother of all decoders to monitor and recognize data sources of all kinds (text, audio, video) in multiple languages and translate the relevant info (with 95-percent accuracy) into a language the U.S.

August 5, 2005 by Dan Farber

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Ground zero for credibility in blogging and journalism

This blog entry originally started as an e-mail to media academicians (ie: John Palfrey, Jay Rosen, and David Weinberger), media revolutionaries (ie: Dave Winer, Jason Calacanis, and Dan Gillmor), public relations/marketing mavens (ie: Andy Lark and Steve Rubel), and media researchers such as Forrester's Charline Li.  Then I realized, why not share it with everyone.

August 5, 2005 by David Berlind

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Malicious code, not a vulnerability

George Ou explains to me that the security issue associated with the Monad command shell that is part of the Windows Vista rollout for next year is not a vulnerability, but an example of malicious code.These are not remote exploits or buffer overflows.

August 4, 2005 by Dan Farber

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Deconstructing the enterprise service bus

Enterprise service bus (ESB) is one of those hot industry trends that is promoted as a cure all for integration ills. Brenda Michelson, of the Patricia Seybold Group, just published a free article, "Enterprise Service Bus Evaluation Framework: Criteria for Selecting an Enterprise Service Bus as an Integration Backbone,"  that sheds ample light on the topic.

August 4, 2005 by Dan Farber

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Yahoo Mail: Way too many clicks

Earlier today I blogged about Yahoo's new research chief, and while I'm on the subject of Yahoo, I will register some complaints. I use several Web e-mail systems, including Yahoo Mail.

August 4, 2005 by Dan Farber

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Philadelphia's wireless war

Recently I interviewed , Dianah Neff, the CIO of Philadelphia who is at the center of her city's push to bring Wi-Fi to the masses over the objections of the local phone and cable companies. States are passing laws to restrict government telecom projects just as fast as cities and towns gear up for municipal Wi-Fi.

August 4, 2005 by Dan Farber

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Yahoo's new search master

The arms race for scientists with expertise in various areas of search, data mining and data analysis is in full flower, as in the tug of war between Google and Microsoft over the services of Kai Fu Lee. Meanwhile, Yahoo is making a major investment from its nearly $500 million annual engineering spend to build out its own world-class research group.

August 4, 2005 by Dan Farber

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