USAF Unveils Supercomputer Made of 1,760 PS3s
...that's one major source for password-cracking rainbowtables... :-)
Proposed Law Would Require ID To Buy Prepaid Phones
very interesting. while the usa is probably the most surveilled western country this is not beeing standard already? this is standard here in switzerland since years...
Business-Suitable Document Authentication System?
...but I assume in your case you should probably have a look at something backed by a commercial company which will take the hassle to certify the system and your workflows. Have a look at Alfresco (alfresco.com) which already has some certifications (e.g. http://www.alfresco.com/media/releases/2009/10/records-management/).
Data Centers in Strange Places
...of a company which built a datacenter in the late nineties into an old swiss army bunker in the swiss alps. they even made a promotional video with the traditional heidi topic.
you can have a look at it here. internet-hype at it's finest... :)
the company (mount10) does not exist anymore but the datacenter still does and is beeing actively used by Swiss Fort Knox... :)