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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
25-attorney law firm drops recurring monthly IT expenses by 25 percent while increasing average response time from 2 days to 15 minutes.
Dell today announced the availability of the AX4-5, an entry-level storage area network (SAN) solution specifically designed to meet the growing storage needs of small and medium-sized organizations.
Dell today introduced the PowerVault RD1000, a removable disk-based storage device for data backup and restore that combines the speed of a hard disk with the portability of tape.
Tips on increasing memory to improve computer performance.
The high-definition format wars are over - and you won: Dell customers can now get a Blu-ray laptop for under a $1,000. Available today on dell.com, movie buffs can pick up the Inspiron 1525 with optional Blu-ray disc playback starting at $879.