Durham University has been slapped on the wrist by the UK's data protection watchdog after posting the personal information of around 170 former students and staff online.The university posted screenshots of the people's names, addresses and dates of birth in February 2011, in an attempt to "demonstrate the use of particular university systems", the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) said on Thursday.
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Facebook has come up with a new set of features for its members including a way to download your information and bring it with you.
I checked out a Garmin StreetPilot c580 last summer and thought it was a pretty compelling dedicated GPS system since it had MSN Direct integration to provide some wireless functionality. While it was useful for some things, the MSN Direct service is not designed for real-time wireless data and coverage is limited. I have heard quite a bit about the Dash Express internet connected GPS system and have now spent just over a week with one myself and posted several product photos and screenshots in my image gallery. I also offer several first impressions about the device and its functionality below. I plan to use it for a few upcoming out-of-town trips in the next month and will write up those thoughts before I send back the evaluation unit.
Web analytics company WebSideStory has changed its name to Visual Sciences and launched a bevy of new software products to expand more into enterprise software. Image Gallery: These screenshots show the latest Web/data analytics software from Visual Sciences.
PeopleSoft founder Dave Duffield and friends have been working in their post-Oracle era on a new set of enterprise applications built from the ground up on modern technology--XML, SOA, Web services--to enable an "innovative core design." The Workday Web site has a preview, but it's more of a statement of position--no screenshots, test drives or other useful data.
Yesterday, my fellow ZDNet blogger George Ou provided a great series of screenshots of what happens when a widely used commerically available application (in this case Skype) triggers the Data Execution Prevention (DEP) feature (as it did) in Windows XP SP2.
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