Did anyone seriously think that HDCP was unbreakable? Really?
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In addition to hosting the ZDNet Government and ZDNet DIY-IT blogs, CBS Interactive's Distinguished Lecturer David Gewirtz is an author, U.S. policy advisor and computer scientist. He is featured in The History Channel special The President's Book of Secrets, is one of America's foremost cyber-security experts, and is a top expert on saving and creating jobs. He is also director of the U.S. Strategic Perspective Institute as well as the founder of ZATZ Publishing. David is a member of FBI InfraGard, the Cyberwarfare Advisor for the International Association for Counterterrorism & Security Professionals, a columnist for The Journal of Counterterrorism and Homeland Security, and has been a regular CNN contributor, and a guest commentator for the Nieman Watchdog of the Nieman Foundation for Journalism at Harvard University. He is the author of Where Have All the Emails Gone?, the definitive study of email in the White House, as well as How To Save Jobs and The Flexible Enterprise, the classic book that served as a foundation for today's agile business movement.
I don't know. Hopefully, it's not the kind of thing that you don't know, until you know. You know?
Like much of America's infrastructure, many pipelines are old, need to be replaced, and have the potential for catastrophic failure.
Attention, my fellow geeks. You have your orders. Now fight. Fight back hard. This battle can be won. This battle must be won.
What should Microsoft do to make this right?
It's a game. Our troops know it's a game.
Should investigators be required to get a search warrant before extracting your location data from your cellular phone? New ruling says... sorta.
America's relationship with China is a fascinating look at dysfunctional geopolitics.
Just as nature abhors a vacuum, techies seem to abhor locked systems.
Does it have enough in common with the old Apple TV to do what the old Apple TV could do?
2012. The end of the world. Or, maybe, the end of electronics. Or, maybe not. Maybe it'll be 2013.
Is Apple's biggest threat embodied in a $159 nobody-brand digital reader sold by the Dillards department store?
There are a number of valuable lessons we Americans can take from this discussion. The most important is that we need to watch our lawmakers very carefully.
For me, Twitter is an information and awareness channel, a source of valuable worldwide intelligence into the zietgeist of now. Until it stopped.
I'm betting a FaceTime-equipped iTV device will create entire new legions of rabid, insane, Apple fans. Oh, joy.
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