Tuesday, May 03, 2005

Ex-Bush Adviser Joins Cybercrime Startup (AP)
AP - A senior computer security adviser to President Bush has joined a New Jersey technology startup that protects home Internet users from hackers, con artists and other online threats.

'Tags'Ease Sifting of Digital Data (AP)
AP - Here's how we tend to organize our digital photos: We stick them into a folder on our computer and label it"Hawaii trip,"or whatever. Here's a new way: Forget folders or albums. Just"tag"the photos based on what's actually in each frame. Now, extrapolate this concept to the ideas, images, videos— and people— you meet or wish to find online. If they're properly tagged, they're far easier to find.

Loose Thread at Brocade (The Motley Fool)
The Motley Fool - It's a rare bird in today's stormy market that can fly upward despite a revenue and earnings warning. But this morning, fiber-channel and storage-networking firm Brocade (Nasdaq: BRCD - News) was just such an animal, shooting up 5% before settling back down to a position slightly in the red.

Gates: New Xbox has chance to be No. 1 (Reuters)
Reuters - The next generation of MicrosoftCorp.'s Xbox gaming console, due to be unveiled laterthis month, will give the world's largest software maker achance to overtake the leader in the gaming business, SonyCorp. (6758.T), Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates said on Monday.

Sirius to Offer'Podcast'Show (AP)
AP - Sirius Satellite Radio Inc. is latching onto the"podcasting"phenomenon, launching a show later this month that will feature a daily selection of the increasingly popular do-it-yourself audio programs.

AOL Treats Fla. Emergency E-Mails As Spam (AP)
AP - Emergency managers in Indian River County, hard-hit by hurricanes last year, thought the best way to get out weather alerts was by e-mail— until they learned that AOL was tagging the messages as spam.

Security Threats Branch Out From Windows to Mac, Linux (TechWeb)
TechWeb - Hackers still love Windows and other Microsoft gear, but they are increasingly targeting alternative OSes, particularly Linux and Apple.

Sun Micro announces new network services offerings (Reuters)
Reuters - Sun Microsystems Inc. onMonday announced new services that run on its grid of Sunnetworks computers, the latest move by the network computer andsoftware maker to transform itself.

Military Mistake Caused Data Leak (AP)
AP - Just a few clicks were enough to reveal names, training procedures and other secrets the U.S. military thought it had blacked out from an electronic report.

Hackers aren't just picking on Microsoft: study (Reuters)
Reuters - Online criminals turned theirattention to antivirus software and media players like AppleComputer Inc.'s iTunes in the first three months of2005 as they sought new ways to take control of users'computers, according to a survey released on Monday.


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