Show of 1-18-2003

  • Case Resigns from AOL (What went wrong and right?)
    • Steve Case Resigns and Richard D. Perry named as replacement
    • What went wrong?
      • Fuzzy vision as Microsoft enemy
      • Purchase of Netscape to create competing OS and browser
      • Software driver feud with Micrsoft
      • Too much advertising focus
      • Failure to move to broadband, wireless, Satellite connectivity
      • Stock manipulation ripped off Time-Warner investors
    • What went right?
      • Connectivity anywhere worldwide
      • Community for friends
      • Addition of content from Time-Warner
      • Case was nearly on target. The execution was flawed.
  • Old Hard Drives Yield Data Bonanza
    • Two MIT Grad students bought 158 hard drives for less than $1,000
    • Simson Garfinkel and Abhi Shelat from MIT Lab of Computer Sciences
    • Found more than 5,000 Credit Card numbers, medical reports, detailed personal and corporate financial information, and several G-bytes of personal email and pornography.
    • Report Titled: Remberance of Data Passed: A Study of Disk Sanitation
    • Published in: IEEE Security and Privacy, Jan/Feb 2003 Edition
  • Email is not as private as you think. Ten ?things to remember
    • Remember: Email is not private
    • Keep sex out of it
    • Count to 10
    • Beware of rumors, gossip, and insults
    • Break the chain
    • Do it in person
    • There is no body language in email
    • It isn?t grade school. Check your grammar
    • What you say will haunt you.
  • US Uses e-mail to target key Iraqis
    • Messages urge key Iraqi leaders to defect
    • Make it clear that US will attack
    • First publicly reported Psychological Warfare Operation Report
    • CNN reported it Friday after clearing with Whitehouse
  • TeleSea to Launch Wi-Fi for Networks
    • Reston Based Firm
    • Wi-Fi for major ports
    • Cruise lines to pay $500/month for access
  • Microsoft Server Dumps .Net Name
      • Studies showed consumers confused with .Net initiative
    • Will to back to Windows Server 2003
  • Computer Electronics Show
    • Held in Las Vegas This Month
    • Microwave/Refrigerator Combo with Ethernet Connection
    • Netgear Teleconference for Consumer with i2Eye
    • Plugs into TV and Broadband Internet Connection
    • Can connect to another i2Eye for Chat
    • Sells for $299. Connects wirelessly to Wi-Fi AP
    • Wrist Watch with Pager and Streaming Text Messaging
    • Using Direct FM
    • Microsoft Personal Object Technology
    • Can receive Instant Messages
    • Fossil, Citizen, Suunto of Finland ($200 to $1000)
  • Predictions for 2003 (from Canoe News)
    • Death of CD-ROM
    • Instant Message for Business
    • More Linux in Business
    • Web Access Prices to Go Up
    • Wireless to Continue Strong (not as standalone 802.11b)
    • Law enforcement information database sharing will be up
  • House Makes Plea to Keep Blackberrys
    • NTP, Inc, an Arlington holding company won a patent infringement against Research in Motion (RIM), Blackberry manufacturer
    • $23M in damages
    • May have to shut down operations
    • Congress just invested $6M in Blackberry Technology and is lobbying for settlement
  • What is the site helpcombatterrorism.com all about?
    • Talked with Bill Rice the man behind it.
    • Good idea, technically feasible, no independent verification of code
  • Stratford News
    • Four Your Health Expo at DC Convention Center
    • Grad Program Review
    • Undergrad Program Review
    • Next Start January 6th