A Philippine vendor expressed fear of ‘commoditization’ of storage business in the country. It says as competition heats up, prices will go down (which is really good for local buyers) and this will hit their margins. Read full story at INQ7.net Infotech. The National Telecommunications Commission, meanwhile, announced the re-allocation of a new radio frequency band to broadband wireless access. This move is part of its overall policy to encourage more wireless technology development in the country. Infocom, a PLDT company, unvieled its plan to reinvent itself, and focus more on developing Internet solutions, its new chief executive officer said. It wants to become a ‘technology utility firm.’
In the US, Congress is looking at reviving a “pre-texting legislation” that will criminalize phone record theft. Pre-texting, according to a Wired article, is also called “social engineering” based on the hacker’s lingo. Wired writes an interesting article on preventing pre-texting has been used to obtain records of individuals from phone companies. This came about after the scandal that affected computer vendor HP.
Here’s a YouTube production: The Greatest Swordsman that Ever Lived (warning this contains violence, blood, and animation), hehehe.