Source: USA TODAY
Satellite system Teledesic, one of the most ambitious technology projects ever, is all but dead.
Teledesic announced Wednesday it is suspending work with Italian manufacturer Alenia Spazio, which was to build the system's satellites.
Teledesic co-CEO Craig McCaw blames the "unprecedented" crash of the telecommunications industry and financial markets. He says current conditions make it impossible to build a financially viable system.
Source: Security Focus
Is wireless Java at risk from malicious code attack? The answer appears to be no - for vanilla Java 2 Micro Edition (Java 2 ME). But vendors' proprietary extensions are more problematic, according to Markus Schmall, of T-Mobile. He recently conducted a study of the security of Java 2 ME, using tests on a Siemens SL45 phone.
Communications equipment maker Proxim became the latest company to sell high-powered Wi-Fi networks that travel long distances, essentially providing buyers with an "ISP in a box," the company's Chief Executive, Jonathan Zakin, said this week.
These versions of wireless networks using the Wi-Fi, or 802.11b, standard create a wireless zone of up to 12 miles long, far beyond the usual 300-foot-radius range that Wi-Fi typically achieves, Zakin said.
Source: Network World Fusion
The Office of the Secretary of Defense has issued a memorandum that prohibits the use of many types of wireless technologies in the Pentagon and much of the Army, Navy and Air Force until the military has developed a wireless security strategy, which it expects to do with assistance from the National Security Agency.