Congress blasts Feds on cyber-terror FOIA games
There was a fabulous explosion Wednesday during an otherwise typical cyberterror dog-and-pony show on the Hill when House Government Reform Subcommittee Ranking Member Jan Schakowsky (Democrat, Illinois) lost her composure during a discussion of new Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) modifications proposed by the GB Junior Administration as part of its Homeland Defense initiative.
Today is SysAdmin Day
Site of the DayToday's SOTD is nothing if not topical. For it's the last Friday in July and that means Sysadminday.com,host of the second annual Systems Administrator Appreciation Day.
Princeton ‘hacks’ Yale admissions site
Yale is threatening to sue Princeton after officials at the rival Ivy League college allegedly hacked into Yale's Web site to gain unauthorised access to its admission decisions.
Ethical hacker faces war driving charges
A Houston computer security analyst has been charged with hacking after demonstrating the insecurity of a county courts wireless LAN.
NEC splits chips, screens
NEC will spin off its semiconductor division in November, the company confirmed yesterday. The chip business, worth some 680 billion Yen ($5.8 billion), will be called "NEC Electronics Corporation".
Valenti backs away from P2P hack bill
House Hollywood sock puppet Howard Berman (Democrat, California) may have gone too far in licking the boots of his benevolent patrons. Indeed, he's gone and licked the shine clear off Motion Picture Ass. of America President Jack Valenti's boots, as this article from Reuters indicates.
Apple lawyers nix box pix
Apple's legal department has sent threatening letters to two websites publishing incredibly boring information, purportedly of the company's new professional PowerMac case.