When a Country Goes Dark

Ministers’ homes at the new capital, Pyinmana Burma has shown us that we’re not as clever, or free, as we thought we are. It’s a sign of how the Burmese generals don’t really understand things that it took them so long to cut off the Internet: Reporters without Borders and the Burma Media Association reported …

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Drive Safely

This is probably the way to go with USB drives — security features that the user has to follow, or else the device won’t work.  Verbatim’s new Store ‘n’ Go Corporate Secure USB Drives’ mandatory security features safeguard all device contents with a complex password. Hack resistant feature locks down device after 10 failed logon …

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Want An Email Address With That Birth Certificate?

Not quite clear how this would work, and it sounds a bit gimmicky, but definitely worth a ponder: New Straits Times reports that all babies in the Malaysian state of Perak will be issued with email addresses when they are born: Newborns in the State will soon be provided not only with birth certificates but …

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