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Submission + - Apple & Android Devices Overload ActiveSync in (cnn.com)

longacre writes: "Just a few months after the New York City Dept. of Education shelled out over $1 million on iPads for teachers, the agency has stopped accepting new users on its Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync server as it is "operating near its resource limits" due to an influx of iOS and Android devices. A memo from the deputy CTO warned, "Our Exchange system is currently operating near its resource limits and in order to prevent Exchange from exceeding these limits, we need to take action to prevent any more of these devices from being configured to receive email. As of Thursday, November 10th no additional users will be allowed to receive email via NYCDOE's Exchange ActiveSync." Existing setups will continue to operate, and students will not be affected."
Space

Submission + - DARPA Space Robots Could Revive Dead Satellites (nycaviation.com)

longacre writes: "Approximately 22,000 miles above the Earth, $300 million worth of retired satellites are simply taking up space in geosynchronous orbit. Like anything a bit elderly, they might have problems, but they'(TM)re far from useless. A network of robotic satellites being developed by DARPA could put them back to work."
Facebook

Submission + - Facebook "Accidentally" Deletes Post by Ariz. Gov. (kfyi.com) 2

An anonymous reader writes: Facebook said Friday it mistakenly removed a post in which Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer criticized a controversial policy decision by President Barack Obama's administration to limit deportations of illegal immigrants.

Comment Only Names and Emails? (Score 4, Interesting) 115

Usually email marketing databases include a lot more than name and email. They can include identifying demographic info such as home address, sex, age, income, and more to allow for message targeting. Now it's possible that these guys only took names and emails as Kroger and US Bank have announced, but I wouldn't be surprised of Epsilon perhaps underplayed the severity of the breach to their clients.
Networking

Submission + - Free WiFi For All at Super Bowl XLV? How It’ (popularmechanics.com)

longacre writes: "At this year’s Super Bowl, AT&T is promising free wi-fi for all its customers. With over 100,000 fans expected to be in attendance, some serious computing power is needed. Here are details on the 8 million feet of ethernet cable, 6 million feet of copper wiring, 260 miles of fiberoptic cable and computing power aimed at giving fans instant digital gratification."
Networking

Submission + - Free WiFi For All at Super Bowl XLV? How It’ (popularmechanics.com)

longacre writes: At this year’s Super Bowl, AT&T is promising free wi-fi for all its customers. With over 100,000 fans expected to be in attendance, some serious computing power is needed. Here are details on the 8 million feet of ethernet cable, 6 million feet of copper wiring, 260 miles of fiberoptic cable and computing power aimed at giving fans instant digital gratification.

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