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Encryption

U.S. Gov't To Use Full Disk Encryption On All Computers 371

Posted by timothy
from the double-secret-probation-rot-13 dept.
To address the issue of data leaks of the kind we've seen so often in the last year because of stolen or missing laptops, writes Saqib Ali, the Feds are planning to use Full Disk Encryption (FDE) on all Government-owned computers. "On June 23, 2006 a Presidential Mandate was put in place requiring all agency laptops to fully encrypt data on the HDD. The U.S. Government is currently conducting the largest single side-by-side comparison and competition for the selection of a Full Disk Encryption product. The selected product will be deployed on Millions of computers in the U.S. federal government space. This implementation will end up being the largest single implementation ever, and all of the information regarding the competition is in the public domain. The evaluation will come to an end in 90 days. You can view all the vendors competing and list of requirements."
Programming

+ - Building a CDT-base editor, Part 5: Using PDOM

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BlueVoodoo
BlueVoodoo writes "This article, fifth in a five part "Building a CDT-based editor" series, shows how the C/C++ Development Tooling (CDT" performs code completion. Learn to understand how the CDT performs code completion. This is one of the CDT's most useful capabilities because it reduces the amount of code the user needs to type and remember.

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Privacy

+ - Microsoft using personal data to target ads

Submitted by smooth wombat
smooth wombat (796938) writes "Microsoft is combing personal data with your search habits to produce targetted ads. Users who use Microsoft's Hotmail email service, msn.com news service and other Microsoft-owned sites will see ads specific to their demographic and interests.

From the article:

Microsoft executives say the system works anonymously and they won't pass on people's names or addresses to advertisers. Executives say they want to foster confidence in users to build a long-term business, and one that gives an incentive to not misuse personal details.

"We're in the early days of behavioral targeting but it's an idea whose time has come," says Simon Andrews, chief digital strategy officer for WPP Group's MindShare, a large buyer of ad time. "There is a lot of potential to know if people have been looking at specific sites.""

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