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First Ever HIPAA Fine Is $4.3M

ecklesweb Re:FERPA (197 comments)

My point is simply that there has never been an enforcement action for FERPA against any institution of higher education in the history of the legislation. Indeed the only penalty available to the FPCO for the enforcement of FERPA is the total withholding of federal funds.

more than 3 years ago

First Ever HIPAA Fine Is $4.3M

ecklesweb FERPA (197 comments)

Next thing you know, the feds be enforcing FERPA.

more than 3 years ago

Race On To Fingerprint Phones, PCs

ecklesweb can you say (139 comments)

Anonymous proxy?

more than 3 years ago

Studies Prove BPA Can Cross Placenta To Fetuses

ecklesweb Re:Aaaand... (234 comments)

It's a chemical used in many crystal-clear hard plastics. Like water bottles and baby bottles. Don't remember what it does to you - rots your brain or something.

more than 4 years ago

Google's Plan To Save the News Through Reinvention

ecklesweb first? (83 comments)

could it be?

more than 4 years ago

What Would You Want In a Large-Scale Monitoring System?

ecklesweb rule based DSS (342 comments)

Don't assume that you can successfully diagnose the problem based on your understanding of the indicators. You don't know my institutional context. Instead, give me a decision support system that I can use by adding rules that key off the monitored indicators and inject some of our own expertise into the diagnostic process.

about 5 years ago

Discovery Launch a No-Go, Again

ecklesweb Re:is that all? (98 comments)

I'm gonna' need some pliers, and a set of 30 weight ball bearings (it's all ball bearing nowadays) And I'm gonna' need about 10 quarts of antifreeze, preferably Prestone. No, make that Quaker State.

more than 5 years ago

State of Colorado Calls Firefox Insecure, IE6 Safe

ecklesweb Slashdotted before FP! (530 comments)

What's bad is that you managed to single-handledly introduce the amazing admin to the slashdot effect.

more than 5 years ago

Google Releases Chrome 2.0 Pre-Beta

ecklesweb profiles vs fast user switching (326 comments)

What's the point of profiles in a web browser when you have fast user switching (and/or whatever MS calls their equivalent function)? Seems like that's the point of a multiuser operating system...

more than 5 years ago

Water Ice On Mars

ecklesweb $3,000,000 mint juleps at next year's derby (364 comments)

In other news, NASA announced today that a manned mission to Mars is planned to retreive the newly found ice in time for the 2012 Kentucky Derby. NASA plans to upstage Woodford Reserve's famous $1000 Mint Julep at the race with its own $3,000,000 version of the traditional cocktail. While plans are still being firmed up, the beverage will reportedly come in a limited edition collector's glass.

more than 6 years ago



Insurgents Hack U.S. Drones

ecklesweb ecklesweb writes  |  more than 4 years ago

ecklesweb (713901) writes "Militants in Iraq have used $26 off-the-shelf software to intercept live video feeds from U.S. Predator drones, potentially providing them with information they need to evade or monitor U.S. military operations.

Senior defense and intelligence officials said Iranian-backed insurgents intercepted the video feeds by taking advantage of an unprotected communications link in some of the remotely flown planes' systems. Shiite fighters in Iraq used software programs such as SkyGrabber — available for as little as $25.95 on the Internet — to regularly capture drone video feeds, according to a person familiar with reports on the matter."

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Publishers sue university over electronic reserves

ecklesweb ecklesweb writes  |  more than 6 years ago

ecklesweb (713901) writes "Three academic publishers, with the backing of the Association of American Publishers, have sued Georgia State University over the use of electronic reserves and other electronic means of distributing course readings. They've named the president, provost, and library and IT directors in the suit alleging massive copyright infringement. The publishers are seeking an injunction and attorneys fees."
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software monitors college athletes social networks

ecklesweb ecklesweb writes  |  more than 6 years ago

ecklesweb (713901) writes "A new piece of software called YouDiligence from MVP Sports Media Training was unveiled at an NCAA conference in Nashville this weekend. The software searches Facebook and MySpace pages of college athletes for "up to 500 objectionable words and phrases ranging from profanity to slang used to describe drugs. If it finds anything, it sends an e-mail alert to a designated athletics official containing a link to the offending page," according to an article (no subscription required) in the Chronicle for Higher Education."

third graders design their own laptops

ecklesweb ecklesweb writes  |  more than 6 years ago

ecklesweb (713901) writes "The Morning News has a gallery of kid-designed laptops made out of construction paper by third graders at a Montessori school. There's also an interview that talks about the kid-initiated project. The designs are interesting because they show how kids expect to use and interact with technology. It's also a peek into how much 8 year olds are aware of and influenced by pop culture..."

iPhone brings down Duke wifi network

ecklesweb ecklesweb writes  |  about 7 years ago

ecklesweb (713901) writes "Inside Higher Education has a story that the iPhone is too popular at Duke. In nine incidents since Friday — the most recent Tuesday afternoon — as many as 30 of university's wireless routers have been knocked out of service for 10 minute intervals, after being flooded with as many as 18,000 requests per second that are believed to be coming from the iPhone's built-in 802.11b/g wi-fi adapter."

ecklesweb ecklesweb writes  |  more than 7 years ago

ecklesweb (713901) writes "The Boston Globe reprots that Hacks are no longer a joke at MIT. Three students tripped an alarm while "exploring" the Faculty Club under the cover of dark. Instead of fines or community service, the three students face up to 20 years in prison on charges of felony breaking and entering and trespassing. Of course, maybe it's just *botched* hacks that are no joke at MIT..."

ecklesweb ecklesweb writes  |  more than 7 years ago

ecklesweb (713901) writes "The Librarian of Congress has issued a "final rule that sets out six classes of works that will be subject to exemptions for the next three years from the [DMCA's] prohibition against circumvention of technology that effectively controls access to a copyrighted work." The Chronicle of Higher Education is running a story describing how this exemption affects professors and librarians. They even mention the old Sony rootkit."


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