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High-Risk Flaw Found in Symantec’s Software

A Symantec security flaw discovered by an independent security consultant is unlikely to be exploited -- despite its rating as a high risk by Symantec itself and a very high risk by security firm Secunia, said Forrester Research senior analyst Michael Gavin. The vulnerability, which could allow a ha...

Sony Digs Another Hole With ‘Overeager’ DRM Placement

Sony BMG's overzealous moves to insert digital rights management into its music CDs is causing the company more trouble. The Electronic Frontier Foundation, the non-profit Internet rights group, said that software Sony embedded into 27 CD titles on sale in the United States and Canada opens a hole t...

Microsoft’s SNARF Finds Your Friends Among Tons of E-Mail

Microsoft Research released today a program that can help sort through e-mail so that correspondence that you're most likely to want to see ends up where you're most likely to see it. SNARF (Social Network and Relationship Finder) is a free, add-on program that works with Outlook 2003 and up. It "kn...

Dead Keeps Concert Sharing Alive

The Grateful Dead found out this week what happens when you give and then take away: consumer uproar. The Dead, a band who has always encouraged tape sharing of its multitude of live shows, a few weeks ago asked the non-profit Internet Archives to remove free downloads of their concerts from its sit...

ICANN May Release Single-Letter Domain Names

The agency charged with Internet oversight may give its blessing to single-letter domain names, which have been reserved since 1993. The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) will decide this and other issues at a meeting in Vancouver, B.C., this weekend. Single-letter domains ...

Holographic Storage Disc Coming by End of Next Year

While Sony (Blu-ray) and Toshiba (HD-DVD) go head-to-head with competing high-definition DVD technology, Hitachi-Maxell and InPhase Technologies are working on a disc that will hold 300GB of information, or six times what either of the other discs can store. Hitachi is calling their technology a tap...

Web Portal Gives Patients Control of Mammogram Records

Patients who want to manage their own breast health records have a new tool with which to do so. MyNDMA.com, launched today by IBM and i3 Archive, is a Web portal that gives its users a place to store digital mammogram results as well as faxed-in medical documentation. But the portal is much more th...

Computers Get Sober at the Holidays

With the holiday season and its flurry of shopping, greetings and other online activities, also comes a bump in malware production. Proof of that came early this year with the proliferation of several versions of the Sober worm. "Unfortunately for us, the holidays have historically brought with them...

Radio Makes a Comeback on Your Phone

Wireless carrier Cingular announced yesterday it had teamed up with MobiTV to offer MobiRadio. For US$6.99 a month plus kilobyte use fees, Cingular subscribers with radio-ready handsets can stream any of 44 commercial-free radio channels directly to their handsets. The stations, programmed by Music ...

IBM Reigns Supreme in Supercomputer Production

IBM's speed in the supercomputer world remains unchallenged today. The company not only maintained its hold on the top ranking spot among all supercomputers with its Blue Gene/L System, which doubled its own speed in the Top500 biannual listing of the world's fastest machines, but Big Blue built the...

Sony Stirs Controversy With Hidden DRM Software

Digital rights management software embedded in some Sony BMG CDs has become a lightning rod for complaints against the measures the music industry is taking to prevent illegal copying. Eight months after Sony incorporated the software into 20 of its CD releases, developer and author Mark Russinovich...

HP Releases HP-UX Blade Server

Hewlett-Packard announced today that it has added an HP-UX blade server to its Itanium arsenal, a move that gives it a slight edge over IBM, one analyst said. "When you compare where they were Monday vs. where they are today, this does give HP salespeople something in their kit bag which not only di...

Samsung to Challenge iTunes’ Dominance

Samsung plans to enter the nascent online music market and although there's a vast pool of consumers who have not yet made the leap to downloading songs, it will take "an incredibly compelling proposition" to make a dent in Apple's hold on the segment, one analyst said. Speaking to South Korean medi...

Home Use of Internet Growing, But Divide Still Exists

Computer ownership and home Internet access were still rising through 2003, a U.S. Census Bureau report released yesterday found, but the study also noted that regional, racial and socioeconomic factors still play a big role in who does and does not have access to and interest in the Web. The Census...

Questions Surround ePassport Despite New Regulations

The U.S. government has finalized plans to implant RFID tags in all newly issued or renewed passports beginning October 2006. The State Department issued new regulations earlier this week, despite concerns from privacy advocates that the chips will pose threats on several different fronts, including...

Sony Gives Gamers a Chance to Develop for PS3, PSP

Gamers who dream of developing products for Sony's soon-to-be-released PlayStation 3 and its PlayStation Portable handheld will soon get their chance. The electronics giant will launch its latest Sony Game Yaroze! -- which means "Let's Play Games" -- on Nov. 15 and accept entries from amateur and pr...

High-Tech Hauntings Require Human Touch

Lurking behind that spooky haunted house -- whether it be next door or at the local amusement park -- are embedded computing devices and other bits of engineering magic that, while not the highest tech gadgets on the market, sure come in handy when the Jedis, ninjas, princesses and witches come arou...

Regulations Set, But Questions Remain About ePassport

The U.S. government has finalized plans to implant RFID tags in all newly issued or renewed passports beginning October 2006. The State Department issued new regulations yesterday, despite concerns from privacy advocates that the chips will pose threats on several different fronts, including the abi...

Expert: BitTorrent Conviction Unlikely to Be Copied in US

Hong Kong officials have successfully prosecuted a BitTorrent user for sharing three copyrighted movies on the file-sharing network. The user faces up to four years in jail and a fine of up to about US$6,400. He had pleaded not guilty to copyright infringement for sharing movies "Miss Congeniality,"...

IBM’s DataPower Buy Should Help Speed SOA Adoption

IBM announced yesterday that it has bought DataPower, a private maker of devices that speed the processing of XML (extensible markup language). The move is a good one for IBM, because "it's one of those acquisitions that stretches across the breadth of the company," Frank Dzubeck, president, Communi...

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