Free CLE credits? I think this could be a good advertising technique for young lawyers...
Applied Discovery 2006 Summer Webinar Series
Already know everything there is to know about Zubulake, Morgan Stanley and the proposed amendments to the FRCP? Then you are ready for the advanced e-discovery issues explored in the Applied Discovery 2006 Summer Webinar Series.
Again, the comments are interesting. (Does the school think Dial-a-drug will appear on the phone?)
School Admins Demand Access to Students' Cellphones
Posted by Zonk on Saturday July 08, @05:34AM from the why-was-i-calling-paraguay dept. Privacy Communications
Reverberant writes "School administrators in Framingham MA have implemented a policy allowing them to not only confiscate cell phones, but also to search through students' cell phone data as part of their anti drug/violence efforts. Students claim that the policy is an invasion of their privacy."
It is inevitable. That's what the NSA does.
Privacy watchdog sniffs for signs of U.S. snooping
SIMON TUCK From Friday's Globe and Mail
OTTAWA — Canada's privacy watchdog has cast a wide net in its efforts to uncover whether the United States has gained improper access to Canadians' banking records, a spokeswoman for the Privacy Commissioner confirmed yesterday.
Have you noticed that news of a potential Identity Theft is released on Friday so it gets lost over the weekends?
Naval Safety Center Finds Personal Data on Website (From Naval Safety Center Public Affairs)
WASHINGTON--Naval Safety Center Finds Personal Data on Website
From Naval Safety Center Public Affairs
NORFOLK, Va. (7 July 2006) -- Personal information on more than 100,000 Navy and Marine Corps aviators and aircrew was discovered and removed from the Naval Safety Center web site yesterday.
The information was on the command’s publicly available website, http://www.safetycenter.navy.mil, and included full names and social security numbers. The information was also contained on 1,083 Web Enabled Safety System program disks mailed to Navy and Marine Corps commands.
Rear Adm. George Mayer, Commander, Naval Safety Center, immediately had the information removed and an investigation is underway to determine how the information had been inadvertently posted. [Logs turned off? Bob] NSC is taking steps to recall the disks.
Too little, too late?
Is The Navy Trying To Patent The Firewall?
from the go-go-patent-system-go dept
Bruce Schneier has noticed that the US Navy is apparently trying to patent something that sounds suspiciously like a firewall. It could still be rejected, but just the fact that they filed such a patent in early 2005 suggests how much effort is being put into filing patents for old ideas just because the patent system seems willing to approve more often than not.
Yeah, but it's free!
Microsoft Adds Privacy Folder To Windows
Posted by Reverend on 07 Jul 2006 - 23:16 GMT
Microsoft has released an add-on to Windows XP that creates a password-protected "My Private Folder" for storing private documents and files. Some enterprise administrators immediately objected.
Microsoft Private Folder 1.0, which can be downloaded from the Redmond, Wash. developer's Web site -- users must prove that their copy of Windows is legitimate by running the controversial Windows Genuine Advantage (WGA) tool -- places the new folder on the desktop.
"It's a useful tool for you to protect your private data when your friends, colleagues, kids or other people share your PC or account," Microsoft said on the page dedicated to the new tool.
Commentators to the MSBlog site, however, quickly blasted the add-on.
"Have they even thought about the impact this could have on enterprises?" wrote someone identified as Stuart Graham on Thursday. "I'm already trying to frantically find information on this product so that a) I can block to all our desktops and b) figure out how we then support it when users inevitably lose files.
"I can see the benefit in this product for home users but it's a bit of a sloppy release by Microsoft (no documentation from what I can see and no enterprise management facilities)," Graham continued.
Private Folder 1.0 runs on Windows XP SP2.
Do you see why using a mere password is unlikely to protect anything?
Cracking the Secret Codes of Europe's Galileo Satellite
Source: Cornell University Released: Fri 07-Jul-2006, 20:40 ET
Newswise — Members of Cornell's Global Positioning System (GPS) Laboratory have cracked the so-called pseudo random number (PRN) codes of Europe's first global navigation satellite, despite efforts to keep the codes secret. That means free access for consumers who use navigation devices -- including handheld receivers and systems installed in vehicles -- that need PRNs to listen to satellites.
The codes and the methods used to extract them were published in the June issue of GPS World.
The god business must be profitable.
The Top 10 Power Brokers of the Religious Right
By Rob Boston, Church and State. Posted July 7, 2006.