Show of 3-2-2002

  • All you wanted know about time
  • Tausin-Dingell Bill passes the house
    • Defangs the Telecommunications Act of 1996
    • Baby Bells are getting rewarded for snubbing the law
    • Major House Proponent
      • House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman, W.J. "Billy" Tauzin, R-La.
      • He believes it is needed to make DSL competitive with Cable
    • Major Senate Opponent
      • Senate Commerce Committee Chairman, Ernest "Fritz" Hollings, D-S.C
      • He calls bill "blasphemy," and is seeking to delay or? kill it.
    • Selected Corporate and Organization positions
      • Favored by Baby Bells — Verizon, SBC Communications, BellSouth, Qwest (Connect USA)
      • Opposed by AT&T, Worldcom, Cable Companies, DSL Providers, Internet Service Providers (Voices for Choices)
      • Opposed by Internet Society (Press Release)
      • Opposed by Tech Talk
    • Checkout the political money trail
  • Republican candidate for Governor caught spamming in California
    • Bill Jones called it innovative use of the Internet
    • Sent to addresses with ca suffix in error
    • Used address spoofing
    • Sent through an elementary school SMTP server in Chonnam, Korea
    • Highlights problem with offshore spamming companies
  • FirstGov.gov gets facelift
  • Energy Secretary Uses Digital Signature
    • Spencer Abraham, Secretary of Energy, uses e-authentication to send proposal to President
      • Proposal is 9,500 pages (4 feet tall, weighing 80 pounds if printed)
      • 24 years of research on nuclear was storage
      • Also available on CD
      • Saved $1M in printing costs
    • VeriSign provided the digital signature technology
      • First cabinet official to use e-authentication
      • As a Senator, Abraham helped write the Electronic Signature and National Commerce Act that was signed into law on July 2000.
  • Security Events of the Week
  • New York Times Network Hacked
    • Adrian Lamo, who has previously hit Yahoo, Microsoft, Excite@Home
    • Viewed employee records, including SSN
  • Intel?s vision of the PC
    • Integrated 802.11b wireless
    • 3GIO to replace both AGP and PCI.
    • This will revolutionize PC design with wired connectivity
    • Noise and heat reduction
      • Liquid cooling, since diamonds are too expensive
      • Acoustics with air channeling to reduce noise
  • Novell gets new leadership
    • Chris Stone rejoins Novell
    • Chris is a developer heart
    • Says Chris, ?Buy some popcorn and watch Novell?s comeback plot unfold
    • Emphasis will be on the development environment
    • Look for strong support of Java2 Enterprise environment
  • Stratford News
    • Next Start March 18th
      • All program (Graduate and Undergraduate)
      • Great security class in the graduate program
    • Excellent meeting with ABE/CCA coalition this week
      • Bush administration is pushing education at all levels (elementary through adult)