Computers

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Computers Articles
    • Ninth Circuit OKs Border Searches of Laptops

      The Ninth Circuit, in a decision announced this summer, has approved forensic searches of laptop computers at the border, even when the laptop's owner spent no time outside the airport in the foreign country and was under no suspicion of possessing foreign contraband.

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    • Court Permits Search of Personal Computer in Workplace

      While the Fourth Amendment of the United States Constitution provides broad protections when it comes to state-sponsored searches and seizures, there certainly are exceptions to this general rule. Indeed, a federal court has just held that an employee did not have a reasonable expectation of privacy in his personal computer he brought to work.

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    • Responsible e-Waste Disposal

      The statistics on electronic waste (e-waste) are alarming. E-waste is now the fastest-growing part of the municipal waste stream, according to the EPA. Computers seem so efficient and environmentally-friendly, but there are hidden dangers associated with them once they become e-waste.

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    • Electronic Waste Responsibilities Loom on the Horizon

      In 2003, consistent with its forward looking policies regarding managing waste, the European Union (EU) issued Directive 2002/96/EC regarding Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE). The Directive contained a number of far-reaching requirements intended to avoid the environmental impacts of disposal of WEEE as general municipal waste, and identified a number of requirements that EU Member Countries were to implement through promulgation of their own laws or regulations.

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    • Apple Hit by Second Wave of Options Backdating Suits

      A second wave of shareholder suits in California charges that the board of Apple Computer Inc. changed the dates on more than $1 billion worth of stock options so that CEO Steve Jobs and other executives could reap millions of dollars in "unlawful" profits.

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    • Slevin & Hart Finds Seamless IT Managed Services Support with Keno Kozie
      25-attorney law firm drops recurring monthly IT expenses by 25 percent while increasing average response time from 2 days to 15 minutes.

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    • Next-Generation Dell Laptops Take Connectivity Global
      World travelers can stay connected globally with Dell's next-generation laptops that will support mobile broadband on multiple cellular networks.

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    • Dell, VMware Delivering Virtualization Everywhere
      Dell and VMware are helping to simplify virtualization for customers with a strategy that will deliver Dell PowerEdge(TM) servers embedded with VMware ESX 3i hypervisor with a "single click."

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    • Sun And Intel Announce Landmark Agreement
      Sun Microsystems, Inc. (Nasdaq: SUNW) and Intel Corporation today announced a broad strategic alliance centered on Intel's endorsement of the Solaris Operating System (OS) and Sun's commitment to deliver a comprehensive family of enterprise and telecommunications servers and workstations based on Intel Xeon processors.

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    • Dell Offers Power Of Dual-Core Mobile Processors Across Mobile Platforms
      Dell today announced availability of the Intel Core 2 Duo mobile processors on all XPSTM mobile systems and Dell Precision mobile workstations, as well as select Inspiron and Latitude notebooks.

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