David Gewirtz

David Gewirtz, Distinguished Lecturer at CBS Interactive, is an author, U.S. policy advisor, and computer scientist. He is featured in the History Channel special The President's Book of Secrets and is a member of the National Press Club.

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Virus creates long lines

Computer viruses create more damage than just wasting time and resources. Every so often, we see the real-world impact of viruses, as on Thursday, when a virus shut down Customs Dept.

August 22, 2005 by ZDNet


"Two-Minute Warning"

For a daily quick hit on computer security news, check out the "Two-Minute Warning," from Citadel. It's a streaming audio newscast of developments in viruses, vulnerabilities, and other news.

August 22, 2005 by ZDNet


A high school without textbooks

The AP reports that Empire High School in Vail, Ariz., has shunned textbooks altogether, instead supplying each student with an Apple iBook laptop computer.

August 19, 2005 by Richard Koman


Should court records be online?

A committee advising the Florida Supreme Court recommended yesterday that official court documents should go online in the interest of open government but there need to be certain safeguards against the release of personal information, CNET News.com reports.

August 19, 2005 by ZDNet


The <strike>Four</strike> Five 'Net Freedoms

In February of 2004, then FCC Chairman Michael Powell gave a speech in which he outlined four 'Net freedoms.  David Isenberg (who wrote the famous paper on the Rise of the Stupid Network) has excerpted the four freedoms and Powell's explanation for easy reference.

August 19, 2005 by Phil Windley

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Intel stands up for government-owned Wi-Fi

The brewing battle over municipal Wi-Fi heated up yesterday as Intel, with the support of Dell, Cisco, IBM, and SAP, unveiled the "Digital Communities" effort. Thirteen cities - from Philadelphia to Rio - are participating in the project, which is designed to provide technical resources and discounts to help them build out their wireless infrastructure to better support public safety and other government employees, according to a report on CNET's News.

August 19, 2005 by ZDNet