The CCI is about to launch its six-strikes anti-piracy system alongside six of the nation’s major ISPs. The program is being touted as a consumer-friendly system that encourages the use of legal alternatives when users are caught pirating content online. A leak has already detailed AT&T plans, but we didn’t […]
Perhaps the old cliche is true: less is more. Details from a recent study by Beyond Trust has found that over 90% of the Windows 7 vulnerabilities from the past year can be guarded against by simply restricting user access. Removing administrative rights from a Windows workstation adds an additional […]
This past week, Google and Verizon introduced a joint legislative proposal. Shortly thereafter, blogs and forums filled with buzz and chatter over this two-page document. Many of those blogs and posts were targeted at Google, claiming that they are proposing things in violation of net neutrality. What exactly is net […]
The current economic climate is in an odd place right now. Early in 2009, we were in a state of shock and for some, despair. The words ‘recession’ and ‘fallout’ were commonplace, and as the year wore on things didn’t look to get better. The more I read of predictions […]
Many people have written that cloud computing will become pervasive in the enterprise and I certainly agree. Recently, I spoke with Miko Matsumura, Vice President and Chief Strategist at Software AG and author of the Wiley book “SOA Adoption for Dummies” about how mature organizations can best adopt cloud computing. […]
I have found that with cloud computing there seems to be a ton of “expert” advice but it is not coming from people who are actually building solutions in the cloud. Many giving “expert” advice are seasoned veterans and talented people, but they are simply stating opinions not backed by […]
My Acer Aspire One – powered by a commercial Linux distro called Linpus – after entering sleep mode couldn’t connect to the wireless network anymore. The wireless connection logo vanished, turning the wifi switch on/off didn’t work either, as was useless try to launch the Network Center. If you got a similar problem, […]
Since last week we saw the publishing of confidential documents from inside Twitter (I doubt any of you missed that, but if you did, TechCrunch last week got passed documents from a hacker who figured out how to get into several accounts at Twitter).