Sunday, September 17, 2006

One example of what you could do with a video camera and a few years of legal experience...

Keeping E-mail Legal: Understanding the Four Pillars of Compliance - Vendor Webcast

by SonicWALL Posted: 13 Sep 2006 When: 26 Sep 2006, 14:00 EDT (18:00 GMT)

Format: Multimedia Type: Webcast Language: English


Attend this Webcast and join email legal experts Dan Langin, Glen Budman and TechTarget for a lively debate on how to avoid the pitfalls of email compliance and learn about:

* How regulatory compliance laws effect email systems

* Strategies to manage outbound email threats

* Best practices and solutions for email compliance

Although numerous laws, regulations and standards apply to email systems, the compliance requirements can largely be summarized into four fundamental categories or 'pillars'. This Webcast explores the four pillars of effective email compliance and helps you comply with multiple email regulations.

Speakers: Daniel Langin, Attorney and Principle of Daniel J. Langin, Attorney at Law LLC Gleb Budman, Senior Director, Product Management, SonicWALL

Cheating Via the Internet at College

Posted by kdawson on Sunday September 17, @02:54AM from the buddy-can-you-spare-an-answer? Dept. Education The Internet

Electron Barrage writes, "An anonymous professor writes that last year about half of the seniors at his US university were suspected of cheating, mostly due to the Internet and community sites such as Wikipedia. He guesses that perhaps 25%-30% were actually guilty, a huge increase from earlier levels. According to this professor, it's nearly impossible for the universities to keep up with the new forms of cheating enabled by the Net. [Nonsense. Bob] Will academic institutions learn to deal with this new reality? It sounds a little dubious from this professor's viewpoint." The article mentions the anti-cheating services Turn It In and iThenticate (while decrying their expense), but expresses worry over the new countermeasure represented by Student of Fortune.

With pictures...

ThinkPad explodes at LAX, ignites bomb scare

Posted Sep 16th 2006 1:31PM by Ryan Block Filed under: Laptops

In a time when you're not even allowed to say the word "bomb" in an airport (hey, it's for good reason), it's got to be like, really freaking embarrassing to have to run up the jetway at full speed, shoving other passengers out of the way as your flaming laptop explodes on the ground. (Sound familiar?) According to an eyewitness report on the Awful Forums, passersby stared aghast or fled crying terrorist, the ThinkPad (which was quoted to be an IBM, not a Lenovo) apparently had a number of death throes as the fire went through various phases, until eventually a United employee busted out the fire extinguisher and laid the laptop to rest. Apparently the machine's owner already checked its battery against the recalls and it was not listed -- and why would it be? IBM and Lenovo aren't flagged for bad batteries -- yet. (Sony, we're looking your direction.) But the coup de grĂ¢ce at LAX: onlookers apparently mumbling that "too many viruses on your computer" can lead to this horrendous fate. How true, indeed.

Change everything into pirate talk!!!

Jeddycakes submitted by Jeddycakes 1 day 3 hours ago (via )

Just type in anything, click 'translate' and it is instantly turned into something like what Steve the pirate would say. GARRRR!

Soon, your credit card will be more secure than your laptop...

On card displays become reality, making cards more secure

Saturday, September 16 2006

Are displays for smart cards finally more than just talk?

Marisa Torrieri, Contributing Editor

It’s your credit card … spiked with something extra … a thin, flexible display with a readout similar to that of a calculator. But you don’t just make transactions with this card. With this baby you make them two-factor style, fusing something you know (your card number), with something you definitely have in your possession (your card). [That's not how it works. A “you know” is never stamped on the card with the “you have” bit..This is actually dual “you have,” which only confirms that you physically hold the card. Still, better than nothing! Bob]

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