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+ - C.I.A. to declassify "skeletons"

Submitted by sgt_doom
sgt_doom (666) writes "The C.I.A. announced today it was going to reveal "skeletons" by declassifying hundreds of pages of documents detailing illegal abuses over the years. As a preamble, the National Security Archive at George Washington University released a separate set of documents covering internal government deliberations of the abuses from January 1975. Mandatory reading for all those history-challenged individuals who believe government knows best!"
Handhelds

+ - Gartner: do not mix business with iPhone

Submitted by thefickler
thefickler (1030556) writes "It may well be the most anticipated mobile phone ever launched, but Gartner vice president, Ken Dulaney, is advising businesses to stay away from Apple's soon-to-be-released iPhone. While Dulaney believes the iPhone is likely to make a major impact on the consumer market, he doesn't believe the new phone has much to offer business.

Dulaney said businesses should avoid the iPhone for a number of reasons, including its high retail price, lack of a firewall, lack of support for Microsoft Exchange or Lotus Notes, and poor security (data cannot be deleted if the handset is lost, for example)."
Networking

+ - Hosting your own website 1

Submitted by GPTelemann
GPTelemann (666) writes "As an almost-grad-student in computer engineering who's been using cheap webhosting services, I figured that I should be able to use an older computer lying around to run my own Linux webserver. I've used Linux from time to time since before the days of Debian 2.0, and Ubuntu seems to be very popular these days. Unfortunately, I don't really know how to go about setting up a simple, secure webserver on my local internet connection. What things are most important to know, and where should I look to learn how to go about this (and how to get an already-registered domain to link to my computer)?"

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