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Related Links: "Not Guilty," Both Kumar and Richards Tell Judge Computer Associates Founder Charles Wang Government's Next Target Ex-Computer Associates CEO Sanjay Kumar could be sentenced to 100 years in the slammer if he's found guilty of everything he was charged with on Wednesday, according to the Justice Department. Not exactly a Martha Stewart reprise. Ditto the former head of the company's worldwide sales Stephen Richards. CA's former general counsel Stephen Woghin, who turned state's evidence and has reportedly been drawing the noose tighter and tighter around the necks of Kumar and Richards, pleaded guilty to charges of conspiracy to commit securities fraud and obstruction of justice in federal court in Brooklyn Wednesday morning. He could get 25 years. CA, on the other hand, which turned a blind eye to the company's so-called 35-day month shenanigans until ... (more)

How Apache & Plan 9 will defeat Microsoft's Passport

(LinuxWorld) — Linux gets a lot of press these days, but much of it appears condescending and is more about the phenomenon of its emergence and growth than it is about the value and use of the technology. That may be about to change, and for the better. As a group, the so-called "mainstream press" often appears to favor Microsoft and show an appalling lack of technical depth in its enthusiastic repetition of the latest Microsoft press release. There’s been a lot of speculation on why this is and whether it even happens. So far, no definitive research provides answers one way or the other. I think there are two explanations. First, the press is largely the victim of a Microsoft marketing strategy that plays off of the social rules people learn in high school: Money and social skills define the in-crowd, and only nerds kvetch about the importance of better ... (more)

NewsWatch - April, 2000

IN THIS ISSUE: E-COMMERCE UPDATE New Privacy Act Protects Children on Web Sites ALLAIRE ANNOUNCEMENTS Allaire Reports Record 1Q 2000 Results Allaire Appoints Two to Board of Directors Allaire Certified Professional Program Preview ColdFusion 4.5.1 Update Allaire Developer Conference 2000 Allaire Teams with Cisco - Load Balancing DEVELOPER NEWS A Belated Welcome to CFnewbie.com SECURITY Mounties Bust Mafiaboy for February DoS Attack on CNN BUSINESS TRENDS Latest Site Ratings Upswing in Wireless Content Delivery USER GROUPS Ben Forta/Ashley King CFUGoRama In Washington DC E-COMMERCE UPDATE New Privacy Act Protects Children on Web Sites The Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) came into effect April 21. COPPA means that Web sites must get parental permission before collecting personal information from a child known to be under 13 years of age. The act, passed... (more)

Spam About the "CAN-SPAM" Act...from a US Government Office

Any editor for print and online publications is all too familiar with the plague of the completely unrelated press release. However, LinuxWorld Magazine has managed to collect some with an ironic twist: we have been repeatedly spammed by a member of the White House's Office of Management and Budget with a single 1.5MB photo of U.S. President George W. Bush signing the CAN-SPAM Act - which many industry observers fear is more of a "permission to spam" law than a "stopping spam" law. Since the law does not go into effect until January 1, it seems a bit premature to begin the spamming orgy now. Of course, perhaps the OMB is not worried about said Act, considering that government agencies are immune from the CAN-SPAM rules. That must explain why there was no removal link in the spam we have received many times over the last few days and why, when half of the editorial sta... (more)

Linux.SYS-CON.com "Blast from the Past" No.1: Paul Murphy on Apache & Plan 9

How Apache & Plan 9 will defeat Microsoft's Passport: Dominance of Apache means Microsoft won't have the votes to enforce its approach (Linux.SYS-CON.com, 22 September 2003) ¡ª Linux gets a lot of press these days, but much of it appears condescending and is more about the phenomenon of its emergence and growth than it is about the value and use of the technology. That may be about to change, and for the better. As a group, the so-called "mainstream press" often appears to favor Microsoft and show an appalling lack of technical depth in its enthusiastic repetition of the latest Microsoft press release. There¡¯s been a lot of speculation on why this is and whether it even happens. So far, no definitive research provides answers one way or the other. I think there are two explanations. First, the press is largely the victim of a Microsoft marketing strategy that plays o... (more)

Breaking News: $92 Million Settlement in Kodak-Sun Java Patents Case

Related Links: Java Costs Sun $92 Million Java Patents: "Software and Patents Kodak Wins vs Sun The trial in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of New York in Rochester involving Eastman Kodak Co and Sun Microsystems will no longer be entering its penalty phase, as it was otherwise expected it would today. The parties agreed instead this morning to an out-of-court settlement, under which Sun has agreed to pay Kodak $92 million for a license with respect to the three US patents Java has been found to breach.. Accordingly, Judge Michael Telesca has signed an order formally dismissing the case - "with prejudice." It was just last Friday that a federal jury ruled in favor of Kodak in its dispute over Java, in which it alleged that the middleware mechanisms provided by Sun Microsystems' world-beating language in fact infringe patents Kodak acquired from Wang... (more)

Remarks Prepared for Delivery by Attorney General Michael B. Mukasey at the Tech Museum of Innovation

SAN JOSE, Calif., March 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is a transcript of remarks prepared for delivery by Attorney General Michael B. Mukasey at the Tech Museum of Innovation: Good morning. The technological advances that have occurred over the last few years, and the ways in which those changes have affected our lives, are incredible. It's a pleasure to be in a room with some of the people responsible for those changes, and I want to thank you for being here today. But while we celebrate the positive contributions of technology, we can't forget that there's a dark side to almost every innovation. Every new technology we create can be abused -- whether it's a common identity thief looking for a new way to steal your bank account information, or an international terrorist looking to advance a murderous plot. So this morning I want to talk to you for a fe... (more)

School Lunch Programs Have Excellent Food Safety Record

ALEXANDRIA, VA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- 02/01/07 -- School nutrition programs across the country maintain exceptional food safety records, contrary to misrepresented findings in a report released this week by the Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) and subsequent national media coverage. Preparing and serving safe, nutritious meals are of the highest priority to the nation's school nutrition professionals and the School Nutrition Association (SNA) continually supports those efforts through training programs for members, legislative advocacy and collaboration with government, association and private sector partners. The report, "Making the Grade: An analysis of food safety in school cafeterias," evaluated school food safety inspection reports from high school cafeterias in a limited sample of 20 school jurisdictions across the country, about .1% of all schoo... (more)

Written Statement of Kevin J. O'Connor, Chairman of the Department of Justice Task Force on Intellectual Property, at the Senate Judiciary Committee Hearing on Intellectual Property Enforcement

WASHINGTON, Nov. 7 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is a written statement by Kevin J. O'Connor, Chairman of the Department of Justice Task Force on Intellectual Property, at the Senate Judiciary Committee Hearing on Intellectual Property Enforcement: -- Introduction Chairman Leahy, Ranking Member Specter, and Members of the Committee, thank you for the opportunity to discuss the Department of Justice's efforts to protect intellectual property rights through criminal enforcement. As America continues its transformation into an information- and innovation-based economy, the protection of America's creative assets is a top priority of the Department of Justice. Intellectual property embodies America's cultural heritage, consumer confidence and trust in brands for products ranging from prescription medicines to spark plugs, and most of the assets of our vibran... (more)

PR Newswire Summary of Technology Copy, Nov. 28, 2007

Following is a summary of high technology news releases transmitted today by PR Newswire. The full text of these releases is available at the PR Newswire for Journalists, http://media.prnewswire.com/. LNW001A 11/28/2007 00:01 r f Formula-Systems-earns (HERZLIYA) Formula Systems Reports Third Quarter Results HKW002 11/28/2007 00:05 r f NetD-ISO-Award (HONG KONG) NetDimensions Awarded ISO/IEC 27001 Certification UKW004 11/28/2007 02:01 r f Internet-Gold (PETACH TIKVA) Internet Gold Reports Q3 Results AQW046 11/28/2007 03:00 r f AZ-LimelightNetworks (LONDON) Dailymotion Chooses Limelight Networks' Advanced CDN to Power Video Delivery for Popular Site AQW054 11/28/2007 03:30 r f SAP-Community-Network (BANGALORE) Members Inspire New SAP Community Network Recognition Program AQW069 11/28/2007 03:30 r f CA-India-SAP-Eco-Grow (BANGALORE) India Drives Unprecedented Growth for... (more)

Syntec Biofuel is Positioned to Take Advantage of New US Energy Legislation

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- 12/20/07 -- Syntec Biofuel Inc. (OTCBB: SYBF) is pleased with the passing of US Bill H.R. 6: Renewable Fuels, Consumer Protection, and Energy Efficiency Act of 2007, because Syntec's technology is positioned to take advantage of this legislation. Signed into law by President George W. Bush yesterday, December 19, 2007, the bill represents a major step forward in reducing America's dependence on oil. Other benefits of the bill include increased vehicle fuel efficiency (from the current 25 miles per gallon legislated in 1975, to 35 miles per gallon by 2020), and greater national implementation of biofuels with two-thirds to be cellulosic ethanol from renewable feedstock such as prairie grass and wood chips. Calling for an increase of ethanol usage to 36-billion gallons per year by 2022, from the current 6-billion gallon... (more)