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Instant Messaging From The Web

April 23, 2007 FROM NEXTGOV arrow As instant messaging gains more converts, it still has one big drawback: Users of, say, Google chat cannot instant message users of, say, Yahoo! And then there’s the whole downloading software portion of it -- a pain especially for computer users denied downloading privileges. Meebo to the rescue! It’s a...

Justice Joins Suit Against 3 IT Companies

April 20, 2007 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The Justice Department is joining whistleblower suits against Hewlett-Packard, Accenture, and Sun Microsystems, alleging the companies favored technology companies in exchange for kickbacks. The three companies “submitted false claims to the United States for information technology hardware and services on numerous government contracts from the late 1990s to the present,”...

Ex-Qwest CEO Guilty

April 20, 2007 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Former Qwest chieftain Joseph Nacchio is guilty of 19 counts of insider trading. Nacchio was on trial in Denver federal court for 42 counts of insider trading. The jury found him not guilty on 23 counts. The former chief executive officer sold $100.8 million worth of Qwest stock in 2001...

More Vacation, Relax Less

April 20, 2007 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Managers are more likely than underlings to take vacation time, according to a new survey of U.S. workers. New York-based employment agency Hudson found that 53 percent of managers “have plans to take both a full vacation and a long weekend compared to 44 percent of non-managers.” All workers generally...

Tip Thursday - Cookies

April 19, 2007 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Welcome to Tech Insider’s Tip Thursday, in which we bring you computing tips and computing information you can easily apply at your desktop. This week: cookies. By now most of us know that Web sites deposit little chunks of themselves onto your hard drive. So-called cookies aren’t executable programs (one...

Chinese Police Get Cap-Mounted Cameras

April 19, 2007 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Chinese police officers are trying out cap-mounted video cameras, reports the online news service Ananova. The flashlight-shaped cameras, which weigh less than two ounces, have 1 gigabyte of storage, enough to record about 1 hour of video, according to the article, which cites Xinhua, the official China state news agency....

USB Device Simulates Mouse Movement

April 18, 2007 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Another example of why cybersecurity is a matter of trust and behavior, not technology: a USB device that simulates the movement of a mouse. Some PCs and Web sites will automatically log out users after a period of apparent inactivity, such as a few minutes of no detectable movement of...

Cuomo to Verizon: First, Fix The Phones

April 18, 2007 FROM NEXTGOV arrow New York state Attorney General Andy Cuomo has criticized Verizon, which provides local telephone service on the East Coast, for “chronically poor” telephone repair service, reports Reuters. Verizon, which became a significant federal contractor when it bought MCI in 2005, is seeking permission from New York regulators to expand “its...

Blackberry Suffers Outage

April 18, 2007 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Blackberry wireless e-mail devices suffered interruptions of service Tuesday evening that appeared to be ending Wednesday morning, according to multiple news sources. The Blackberry outage appears to have only affected North American users. An early morning call to the Blackberry U.S. technical support line was answered with a recorded message...

No Word Yet on Charging CA's Wang

April 17, 2007 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The U.S. federal attorney's office and CA Inc. officials aren't saying whether they’ll pursue legal action against CA founder Charles Wang for alleged accounting fraud, InfoWorld reports. A CA board report released last week accuses Wang, who stepped down as the company’s chief executive officer in 2002, of accounting fraud...

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