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Education

Submission + - What is the Who's Who of Security Certification?

lunarpaladin writes: Okay, so I'm a junior admin (MCSA, Security+, CSA) that has finally come to find what he wants to specialize in. Security. I love reading about different security practices, methods, and technologies. My problem is that when it comes to actual certification, there is an overwhelming amount of certs, courses, books, and the like out there for this area of study. Where does one even begin? I'm totally lost. Is there a recommended or suggested certification/study path for one who wants to become a specialist in this area? What have you guys done to get to where you are now?
Music

Submission + - Universal Music Declines new long-term iTunes Deal (reuters.com)

alexmogil writes: "Universal has opted not to sign a long term deal with Apple for digital music distribution. Previously, Universal signed a two year and then a single year extension, but now has opted to decline a new two year deal opting to go month-to-month — potentially allowing Universal to sign new deals with other online vendors, or none at all. Universal is the largest music company and produces one out of every three albums sold in the US."
Networking

Submission + - US broadband lags behind other developed nations

amigoro writes: "The average broadband download speed in the US is only 1.9 megabits per second, compared to 61 Mbps in Japan, 45 Mbps in South Korea, 18 Mbps in Sweden, 17 Mpbs in France, and 7 Mbps in Canada, according to the Communication Workers of America. 80 percent of households in Japan can connect to a fiber network at a speed of 100 megabits per second. The country that invented the Internet has fallen to 16th in the world in broadband adoption."
The Media

Submission + - UK charme offensive to extend copyright protection

benesch writes: "An ageing UK star lineup tries to charm parliament into exending copyright protection of their songs: "Sir Paul McCartney and Sir Cliff Richard are among the artists who will see the current 50-year limit on their early sound recordings expire soon. The House of Commons culture committee said people had a "moral right" to keep control of their creations while alive. The copyright term for sound recordings should be extended to at least 70 years, the committee recommended. That would allow ageing performers to continue to benefit from their early recordings throughout their lifetimes.""

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