Thursday, December 8, 2022

Roy Mark

Roy Mark is a Datamation contributor.

RFID as Big Brother? Please.

A prominent Washington IT trade group is taking exception to a new government draft report raising privacy concerns over the use of RFID for human tracking. The...

Offshore Sandbagging

The Bush administration is refusing to release a report about the impact of outsourcing and offshoring on the U.S. IT and semiconductor industries. Instead, the Commerce Department...

Protest Over AOL’s Pay-to-Send E-mail Plan

UPDATED: If politics makes strange bedfellows, "certified e-mail" is making a lot of disparate groups downright kinky. This afternoon, groups from across the political spectrum -- from...

Lawmakers Hammer Tech’s China Policy

WASHINGTON -- The nation's leading technology companies were lectured and hectored yesterday by lawmakers accusing them of collaborating with Chinese censors. Google, Yahoo, Microsoft and Cisco sat...

FCC Chair Vows ‘Unfettered’ Internet Access

Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Kevin Martin is worried about mounting rumors of a proposed "two-tiered" broadband delivery system by the Baby Bells. Under the plan being quietly pushed...

E-Mail Dominance Faces Challenges

E-mail faces significant challenges from real time communications, spam and bugs and viruses, according to a new report from IDC. For e-mail to retain its status as...

Cyber Security Group Flunks Washington

WASHINGTON -- Neither the Bush administration nor Congress is providing significant leadership or legislation to secure the United States against cyber attacks, a security trade association charged...

Consumers Whistling Past the Security Graveyard

Less than 20 percent of American home computers are adequately protected against viruses, spyware, hackers and other security threats. Nevertheless, an overwhelming majority of users believe they...

DSW Decides FTC Security Shoe Fits

The other shoe fell today for DSW, the national footwear discounter that admitted in March that hackers accessed more than three months' worth of customer data. In...

RIM Suffers Another BlackBerry Legal Defeat

The $450 million patent dispute settlement between the Canadian-based makers of the popular BlackBerry wireless e-mail device and NTP, a Virginia patent firm, is invalid according to...

ISPs Making Progress on Spam

Internet service providers are making progress in slowing spam, according to a recent Federal Trade Commission (FTC) study. The report found that spammers continue to harvest e-mail...

A Senate Shot at Anti-Spyware

Anti-spyware legislation has found new life in the U.S. Senate since the Commerce Committee recently approved a bill outlawing a number of activities associated with unauthorized downloads....

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