Oracle forgives $6.9m in fees to Philadelphia
Philadelphia officials have neutered an agreement to use software custom built by Oracle for the city's antiquated water utility billing system.
AOL flogs MusicNow to Napster for $15m
AOL is ripping out its MusicNow service and replacing it with Napster. which is paying $15m for the privilege. The ISP will integrate Napster's service into AOL Music, its free, advertising-supported site, and wants to swap over 350,000 subscribers to its new partner.
Civil rights groups slam San Francisco surveillance expansion
The Electronic Frontier Foundation, the Northern California chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union and other groups are spearheading opposition to a plan by the San Francisco Police Department to install 25 new surveillance cameras throughout the city.
Security, privacy and DRM: My wishes for 2007
Holiday time is a bit weird in my family. My brother Gus is the Equipment Manager for the New York Jets (yeah, I know ... tough game last weekend), so we can't celebrate Festivus ... uh, I mean Chrismakkuh until after the football season is over for his team. That means that a bad year for the Jets means Chrismakkuh in January, while a good year for New York's cooler football team spells gift-giving in Chez Granneman in February. That means that I officially have not celebrated the holidays yet, which also means that I can still let the fine readers of SecurityFocus know my holiday wishes for 2007. So here they are, in no particular order.