Although the age of gasoline-powered cars may not yet be over, cars are becoming less mechanically complicated and more software- and wireless-dependent, according to Tony Scott, chief technology officer at General Motors Corp.
A company looking to beef up the security of its wireless operations should start with its own policies and standards, according to Ken Newman, director of security and risk management at Deutsche Bank AG. That's because standards and policies form the foundation upon which all security efforts are built, he said during a case study demonstration at Computerworld's Mobile & Wireless Conference in Palm Desert, California.
Record IT spending by the federal government and the introduction of new concepts, such as 802.16 metropolitan-area networks (MAN), are among the 12 coming trends IT professionals should watch in the next year, Michael Gallagher, deputy assistant secretary for communications and information at the U.S. Department of Commerce, said Wednesday.
Officials at Junkbusters Corp. and the Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC) held a joint news conference late Tuesday morning in which they discussed their decisions to file separate complaints with the U.S. Federal Trade Commission against eBay Inc. and Amazon.com Inc. because of privacy concerns.
Seven major news organizations will ask a U.S. District Court judge in Virginia on July 12 to stop online advertising company The Gator Corp. from placing pop-up ads on their Web sites until a lawsuit between the two sides can be resolved later this year.
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