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+ - FBI documents offers new insight into the death of the old Atari Corporation->

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AtariDatacenter
AtariDatacenter writes "Newly released evidence suggest that Atari Corporation's decline (ending in 1996) may have been greatly influenced by two factors. Atari's investment in Federated Department Stores was a major financial disaster that was far worse than the public was aware of at the time. The depth of the injury by Federated was partially concealed by a DRAM import and resale operation which was determined by the FBI to be an illegal operation. Federated had financially crippled Atari. Both Federated and the DRAM resale operation kept management distracted. Atari limped along, but never recovered."
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+ - Secret Atari DRAM Resale Operation Revealed by FBI->

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AtariDatacenter (31657) writes "Years ago I submitted a Freedom of Information Act request with the FBI for documents regarding Atari Corporation. What I received back was amazing. At a time when the tech industry was dealing with a DRAM shortage and trade restrictions to protect American semiconductor manufacturers, Atari was circumventing that agreement to earn some badly needed cash. Its acquisition of Federated Department Stores was bleeding it dry."
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Privacy

+ - Does your automobile GPS keep a log file on you?

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AtariDatacenter (31657) writes "I recently connected my Garmin Nuvi 205W to my computer and discovered that it maintained an ongoing log of my position at regular intervals. Their customer service confirms that there is no way to permanently disable the tracking feature. All you can do is manually clear out the travel log on a regular basis. Is it a breach of customer's privacy expectations for their automobile GPS to be storing logs on them? Is the legal profession aware enough to start using these in civil or criminal cases? Could someone remotely pull the data from bluetooth capable models?"
The Almighty Buck

+ - Fake Job Advertisements Used to Defraud Americans->

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AtariDatacenter writes "The Programmers Guild creates a shocking video which demonstrates how companies advertise available positions in order to disqualify and not hire American workers. Fair use segments from the Seventh Annual Immigration Law Update, held in May, are used to demonstrate this claim in vivid detail."
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