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Google: Trust me's Elinor Mills looks at the underbelly of Google, as well as other sites or platforms that collect billions of user bits.

July 14, 2005 by Dan Farber


Sun to open-source SSO software

Today at Catalyst, Sun EVP John Loiacono announced that they are going to put their single sign-on solution under an open source license.  The code won't be available until Q4 2005, but the Web site is up.

July 13, 2005 by Phil Windley


Open source: Are Microsoft and other holdouts about to crack?

It was only a matter of time.   Commercial software providers, including Microsoft, that have so far been steadfast in their resolve to preserve at least some of their old business models, are finding that the open standards card that they've so cunningly played as a part of those models could now have turned out to be a deal with the devil.

July 13, 2005 by David Berlind


The cost of privacy breaches

In his talk at Catalyst today technology lawyer Scott Blackmer listed sixteen privacy breaches that have happened since February 2005 and then talked about the impact that these incidents have on business.  $2.

July 13, 2005 by Phil Windley

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Dissecting Intel's Centrino hype

It is almost impossible to judge whether or not any particular component is to blame for poor performance compared to an identically configured (but un-branded) machine.

July 13, 2005 by Marc Wagner


For fans of Hungarian notation

For programmers who have been curious about the origins and history of Hungarian notation, Charles Simonyi sheds ample light on the topic in a recent posting...

July 13, 2005 by Dan Farber

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Big brains for the police

The Los Angeles Sheriff's Department is experimenting with a squad-car-mounted image processing system that detects and reads license plates, then matches them against a list of stolen cars' plate numbers. During one night of testing, four squad cars automatically looked up more than 12,000 plates, which resulted in seven recovered cars and three arrests.

July 12, 2005 by Ed Gottsman