Stories by Rebecca Sykes

Panel: Broadband Security Threat No Exaggeration

Just how wide open to the world is your computer when you use your lightening-fast cable modem? The always-on aspect of broadband poses a threat that is real, panelists at the Computers, Freedom and Privacy conference held here this week agreed, but they disagreed on the nature of that threat and on how best to neutralize it.

FTC Official: U.S. Privacy Violators Not Immune

There may be no U.S. privacy czar or constitutional law about privacy, but the U.S. model still effectively punishes privacy violators, a U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) official said at the Computers, Freedom and Privacy (CFP) conference held here this week.

Net Infrastructure Tapped to Deliver Liberties

As the world grapples with how and whether to control the Internet, a model has surfaced at the Computers, Freedom and Privacy conference held here this week to let control -- and individuals' civil liberties -- flow not from legislation but from the Net's infrastructure itself.

Cisco Debuts Soho DSL Router

Cisco Systems Inc. today introduced a DSL (digital subscriber line) router designed to help service providers and resellers provide fast Internet access for small businesses and home offices.

Nortel debuts B2B unit, Andersen alliance

Nortel Networks yesterday announced the establishment of a new business-to-business services unit and an alliance with Andersen Consulting to help develop and sell some of the fruits of that new unit.

Ballmer Tells Workers MS Keen to Settle

An internal message to Microsoft Corp. employees sent Monday from Microsoft President and Chief Executive Officer Steve Ballmer maintains that the company has made "substantial proposals" to settle the federal antitrust case against it, according to the e-mail as it appeared on the Wall Street Journal's Web site today.

HP, MIT to Develop Digital Library

Hewlett-Packard Co. will contribute US$1.8 million to help the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) create a digital archive at MIT.

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