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Researchers Scheming to Rebuild Internet From Scratch 254

Posted by Zonk
from the can-i-have-the-old-one-when-you're-done-with-it dept.
BobB writes "Stanford University researchers have launched an initiative called the Clean Slate Design for the Internet. The project aims to make the network more secure, have higher throughput, and support better applications, all by essentially rebuilding the Internet from scratch. From the article: 'Among McKeown's cohorts on the effort is electrical engineering Professor Bernd Girod, a pioneer of Internet multimedia delivery. Vendors such as Cisco, Deutsche Telekom and NEC are also involved. The researchers already have projects underway to support their effort: Flow-level models for the future Internet; clean slate approach to wireless spectrum usage; fast dynamic optical light paths for the Internet core; and a clean slate approach to enterprise network security (Ethane).'"
Businesses

+ - Is a Dell and Apple partnership possible?

Submitted by
thschmid
thschmid writes "Reading a story on Yahoo! Finace, I was wondering what the /. community thought about Dell selling systems based on OS X? Michael Dell made a comment about a year ago that he would love to do just that. Dell also seems to be in dire need to boost their image, especially since HP took over the #1 spot in sales.
Personally, I would love to see this happen."
Google

+ - Delutube can watch deleted YouTube videos

Submitted by Anonymous Coward
An anonymous reader writes "http://arstechnica.com/news.ars/post/20070315-dele ted-youtube-videos-still-available-on-the-web.html

"Delutube allows visitors to enter the video ID (pulled from the end of the YouTube URL) of a deleted clip, then attempts to retrieve the clip from YouTube's system. Clips are not apparently deleted from YouTube's database at the moment they are taken down (or they at least persist in YouTube's cache before being cleared), allowing Delutube a chance of retrieving them. The site also allows for the easy downloading of clips."

Available @ http://youtube.infamousx.com/"
Privacy

Germany Searches Credit Cards For Child Porn Payments 283

Posted by kdawson
from the variable-pricing-coming-soon dept.
narramissic writes "According to an ITworld article, police in the German state of Sachsen-Anhalt have teamed with credit card companies to sift through the transactions of over 22 million customers looking for those who may have purchased child pornography online. To date they have identified 322 suspects." From the article: "German data privacy laws allow police to ask financial institutions to provide data about individuals but only if the investigators meet certain conditions, including a concrete suspicion of illegal behavior and narrowly defined search criteria, according to Johann Bizer, deputy director of the Independent Center for Privacy Protection... In the case under investigation, police were aware of a child pornography Web site outside of Germany that was attracting users inside the country. And they asked the credit-card companies to conduct a database search narrowed to three criteria: a specific amount of money, a specific time period and a specific receiver account."

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