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Posted By Carl Engelbrecht

How long before companies demand employees provide a strand of hair for drug testing? Peeing in a cup is so old school…

"You are whatever your hair says you are, and that’s not a statement about style. Your hair stores within it a chemical record of what you’ve been eating (and you are, as we all know, what you eat). A new laser-based method of chemical analysis can produce an hour-by-hour record of what you’ve been eating from a single strand of hair, making your ‘do into a detailed forensic record."

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Posted By Carl Engelbrecht

Really?

"Three hotels in Honolulu, Miami, and NYC have employed a new kind of washable RFID tag to keep you from stealing their towels, linens, and plush terrycloth bathrobes."

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Posted By Carl Engelbrecht

Duh...Winning! The warning label on a hair dryer came to mind when I read this article.

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Posted By Carl Engelbrecht

"A lot of things in the networking world were originally conceived on a best effort basis. There are also a lot of networks built simply to be 'good enough' to meet the current needs of an enterprise."

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Posted By Carl Engelbrecht

"The researchers used two different tricks to up their data rates, one altering the light itself, the other by carving up new channels within the fiber. The first approach, via NEC, notched 101.7 terabits per second over 100 miles using a novel scheme that stuffs pulses from 370 different lasers into the single pulse that reaches the end receiver."

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Posted By Carl Engelbrecht

"Today's neat location perk is a scant trade-off for unknown consequences that might come 5, 10, even 25 years from now. I think most people, confronted with the reality that a foreign government might build a case against them someday based on detailed information about their whereabouts, would come to more moderate conclusions about what they have to hide. How easy would it be to determine your religion, your employer, perhaps even your political views, from an intelligent search of your location information?  Why should that ever be possible?"

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Posted By Carl Engelbrecht

"EFF recently received documents from the FBI that reveal details about the depth of the agency's electronic surveillance capabilities and call into question the FBI's controversial effort to push Congress to expand the Communications Assistance to Law Enforcement Act (CALEA) for greater access to communications data."

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Posted By Carl Engelbrecht

"The Federal Trade Commission finalized its 2010 proposed settlement with Twitter for failure to adequately maintain reasonable data in security safeguards to protect user information."

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Posted By Carl Engelbrecht

"The developers of Dropbox have published an experimental update 1.2.0 for Windows, Mac OS X and Linux to solve the recently reported security problem. Unauthorised parties could gain access to the online storage service, and hence to the files stored there, without being noticed simply by copying the configuration file to another system."

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Posted By Carl Engelbrecht

"Legislation has been submitted in Albany, and passed in the state Senate, to allow for the electronic recording of instruments affecting real property. If enacted, New York state will finally join the roster of states willing to take advantage of technology for real estate recordings."

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Posted By Carl Engelbrecht

"Image verification systems were designed to make digital images admissible in court as well as calm the nerves of photographic agency heads worried about image fakery. Part of the security problem is that for reasons of secrecy as well as commercial gain, Nikon and Canon's software is proprietary. This makes it harder for independent researchers to spot design flaws short of reverse engineering the technology, as a criminal hacker."

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Posted By Carl Engelbrecht

"Microsoft is now warning users of a possible phishing attack related to its Xbox Live Matchmaking service."

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Posted By Carl Engelbrecht

Sounds serious...should other industries follow?

"Financial institutions are rapidly moving to hosted email compliance and storage services to deal with increasing costs, risks and regulations, according to a study conducted by Forrester Consulting."

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Posted By Carl Engelbrecht

Of healthcare solutions to come?

"I firmly believe all this mind-blowing innovation will occur. This is great news for jobs and investment and industry growth. However, we need to change some basic things to make sure one party does not win at the expense of another party. We have to make sure we have the right people in charge so everyone benefits. We understand the wireless industry changes -- and often. We have to start thinking the same way about this new healthcare model."

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Posted By Carl Engelbrecht

"In a fraud alert posted Thursday, federal authorities said they are investigating 20 cases in which the bank accounts of small and midsize businesses in the United States were hijacked to initiate transfers to the bank accounts belonging to Chinese economic and trade companies based in the Heilongjiang province."

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