What do you use to clean your computer screen?
Check out www.purosol.com for a cleaner that you can drink. At one of the recent consumer electronics trade shows, sales people were spraying the cleaner into their mouths and washing it down with soft drinks to demonstrate the safety of the product. Does the cleaner have to be FDA approved?
The cleaner contains an extract from plants that is supposedly green and completely non toxic. There was no information about the flavor of the cleaner. This product might case the government some tax classification problems. Is it a food or a cleaning product?
A bottle of the cleaner retails for $7.50. Internet blogs contain info that the cleaner should last more than a year if used for strictly cleaning expensive lenses or computer screens. Can you imagine purchasing your computer screen cleaner in the soft drink isle at the supermarket?
WHITE HOUSE EMAIL PROBLEMS:
Do you have email problems? How would you like to be responsible for the white house email system?
Here is an even worse situation, how would you like to be responsible for resolving an email failure?
At the end of January, the new administration experienced an email crisis.
Email has been an important tool that was used during the Obama campaign.
The expectation was that email will continue to be an important tool in the new administration but the new administration got off to a bad start.
The cause of the problem was not disclosed but the exchange server which forwards the email to the desktop computers was identified as the source.
The problem was resolved in about 6 hours. I'll bet someone was under some pressure to fix things.
The Obama administration has promised that emails will be archived for future examination. Besides making sure that email WORKS, backups are going to be a very important process in the email system.
NEW NETWORKING TECHNOLOGY IN THE WORKS:
Our utility bills are pretty confusing. Here is another twist that might be in the works. You may be paying for your Internet service with your electricity bill.
IBM has started building a network system that will provide Internet services over the power grid.
The project is targeted at rural customers who have only dial up services but who knows if the project will expand to the city and suburban computer users.
CVS FINED FOR PRIVACY FAILURES:
CVS has settled a dispute with the Federal Trade Commission. The FTC charged that CVS didn't properly protect customers and employees personal information. This is not a TJ Max fiasco. The scope of the problems were identified. CVS is required to implement privacy policies as well as submit to security audits from a qualified independent source.
This situation issues a clear message that the government is serious about consumers privacy.