Tuesday May 19, 2009

Public Policy and Trust - How Safe is Your Data?


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The hordes of content we consume and transmit electronically every day is a testament to our faith in the security and privacy of certain information. When submitting a search on Google or making a bank transaction, many do so assuming that personal information is protected and safe from being shared with other entities. But is this really the case? Just how protected are we from invasion into our personal data and how can we be more aware of violations of our privacy?

Susan Landau, Distinguished Engineer at Sun, recipient of the 2008 Anita Borg Institute Women of Vision Award, co-author of Privacy on the Line: the Politics of Wiretapping and Encryption, and recently named one of Fast Company's Top 5 Influential Women in Technology (in the Braniac category, no less) joins SVP Global Systems Engineering and host Hal Stern to discuss the issues of privacy, trust, and security in technology and the implications that current trends have at the business, personal, and political levels.


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Wednesday Dec 13, 2006

Bright Ideas Abound with Sun SPOTs


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Experimental technology is designed to inspire people to go build the next great thing, whether robotics, consumer devices, or art. Sun SPOTs (Small Programmable Object Technology) are matchbox-sized, battery-operated devices that communicate wirelessly with one another and are Sun's latest example of experimental technology.

Tune in to the newest edition of Innovating@Sun where Roger Meike, research director at Sun Labs, talks with host Hal Stern about the hottest little device that runs without an operating system.

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