Avanços do Grande Irmão de Orwell, o profeta

SOFTWARE TO MONITOR FOREIGN OPINIONS OF UNITED STATES
Funded by a $2.4 million grant over three years from the Department of Homeland Security, a group of major universities including Cornell, the University of Pittsburgh, and the University of Utah is developing software to monitor negative opinions of the United States or its leaders in foreign news media. Researchers plan to test the system on a database of articles from 2001 and 2002. The new software will automate existing services for monitoring global news.

New York Times, 4 October 2006 (registration req'd)
http://www.nytimes.com/2006/10/04/us/04monitor.html

 

DRAFT REPORT FROM NIST DETAILS RFID RISKS
A draft report from the National Institute for Standards and Technology (NIST) covers some of the security and privacy risks of using radio frequency identification (RFID) technology. Agencies must decide how much information to include on the RFID tags and how to protect it. If the tag is tied to a back-end database, for example, an intruder could use an RFID reader as a back door to the database unless it has been properly secured with access controls, password protection, and cryptography. According to the report, "When practitioners adhere to sound security engineering principles, RFID technology can help a wide range of organizations and individuals realize substantial productivity gains and efficiencies." The report's guidance is intended to help current and future RFID users understand the risks and the best-known safeguards.

Federal Computer Week, 3 October 2006
http://www.fcw.com/article96300-10-03-06-Web