Security, privacy and DRM: My wishes for 2007
Although I'd love to start by wishing for the public drawing and quartering of the $#@%^&'s that are responsible for the biblical flood of spam that's been inundating our inboxes over the last several months, I can't really do that, due to my ethics in regard to capital punishment and the fact that it can't really happen. I'm trying to stick to realistic wishes here, and much as I'd love to see spammers receive draconian punishments for their scummy deeds, I'll have to give this one a pass.
Securing data has to become a bigger goal than ever. In the area of personal data, I'm hoping that more people will secure their laptops so we don't see any more of the ridiculous data losses that were suffered by the Department of Veterans Affairs, Ernst &\1 Young, and way too many others. Microsoft's new BitLocker technology is a nice step in this direction, although there are plenty of other solutions available for Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux users. Security, privacy and DRM: My wishes for 2007 | Channel Register
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