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Schwartz to IBM: Don't lock us out

In Sun President Jonathan Schwartz's latest blog entry, he used the medium to castigate IBM for standing in the way of Solaris 10 deployments in large financial services companies: But what's been really interesting is noticing who's not necessarily been so supportive of helping us drive more opportunity with our financial services customers: IBM.

January 14, 2005 by ZDNet

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Civil liberties watch: The digitization of physical surveillance

Ted Berger, director of the USC Center for Neural Engineering, has developed exquisitely sensitive acoustic analysis software capable of spotting gunshots (okay, probably not so hard), whispers, footfalls, and the sound of feet climbing a chain link fence, among other things. In conjunction with an array of microphones, the software could be used to guard unmanned borders or instantly pinpoint and report gun-related crime in urban environments.

January 13, 2005 by ZDNet

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