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To Purge Or Not To Purge Your Data 190

Lucas123 writes "The average company pays from $1 million to $3 million per terabyte of data during legal e-discovery. The average employee generates 10GB of data per year at a cost of $5 per gigabyte to back it up — so a 5,000-worker company will pay out $1.25 million for five years of storage. So while you need to pay attention to retaining data for business and legal requirements, experts say you also need to be keeping less, according to a story on Computerworld. The problem is, most organizations hang on to more data than they need, for much longer than they should. 'Many people would prefer to throw technology at the problem than address it at a business level by making changes in policies and processes.'"

National Car Tracking System Proposed For US 563

bl968 writes "The Newspaper is reporting that the leading private traffic enforcement camera vendors are seeking to establish a national vehicle tracking system in the United States using existing red-light and speed enforcement cameras. The system would utilize Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) to track vehicles passing surveillance cameras operated by these companies. If there are cameras positioned correctly the company will enable images and video to be taken of the driver and passengers. The nice thing in their view is that absolutely no warrants are needed. To gain public acceptance, the surveillance program is being initially sold as an aid for police looking to solve Amber Alert cases and locate stolen cars."
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Journal Journal: Virtual Private Network - a security panacea?

VPN has become somewhat of a buzzword in modern IT, however, really few know what it stands for. The basic idea is: VPN creates an isolated encrypted channel for corporate and home usage, which ensures better security, scalability and connectivity to the web. The question is: can it resist all existing Internet-borne dangers? Those who care about Internet security and safe communications are welcome to read and learn more

In 1750 Issac Newton became discouraged when he fell up a flight of stairs.