Sunday, December 03, 2006

Weekend Reading

Is Microsoft Driving Innovation ?

Microsoft isn't an innovator, and never was. They are always playing catch-up, by design. That's their M.O. They describe their development approach as "chasing tail lights." They aren't interested in markets until they're worth billions, so they let others develop the markets, and have been content to catch-up.

Read the article HERE.

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Nike+ IPod = Surveillance

If you enhance your workout with the new Nike+ iPod Sport Kit, you may be making yourself a surveillance target. A report from four University of Washington researchers to be released Thursday reveals that security flaws in the new RFID-powered device from Nike and Apple make it easy for tech-savvy stalkers, thieves and corporations to track your movements. With just a few hundred dollars and a little know-how, someone could even plot your running routes on a Google map without your knowledge.

Read the article HERE.

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Protecting Privacy and Ensuring Compliance

2006 has been the year of the security breach. It seems as if a day doesn’t go by without another news story about a sensitive data breach at a government agency, large educational institution or well-known corporation. Yet security breaches and loss of valuable intellectual property can happen to companies of all specialties and sizes.

Read the article HERE.

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Hit or Miss? Vista Threat Survivability

The long anticipated Windows Vista operating system is finally out the door and as anyone would agree, it’s celebration time at Microsoft. But, let’s discuss what we are in for with a peek at the default user environment on the 32-bit platform.

Read the article HERE.

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