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Amazon hopes to simplify Web shopping -- with words

(AP) -- You're probably used to typing your name, address and credit card number when you buy things online. Amazon.com is guessing you don't enjoy it, though, and wants to simplify the process by letting you purchase items ...

Oct 29, 2009
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Comcast tries pop-up alerts to warn of infections

(AP) -- Comcast Corp. wants to enlist its customers in a fight against a huge problem for Internet providers - the armies of infected personal computers, known as "botnets," that suck up bandwidth by sending spam and facilitating ...

Oct 10, 2009
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Cyber criminals targeting small businesses

(AP) -- Cyber criminals are increasingly targeting small and medium-sized businesses that don't have the resources to keep updating their computer security, according to federal authorities.

Sep 14, 2009
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Indictment of card hacker unlikely to end thefts

(AP) -- This week's indictment of a hacker believed responsible for the biggest retail-store data breaches in U.S. history doesn't necessarily make shoppers safer from having their credit card numbers plundered.

Aug 18, 2009
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Some Twitter staff accounts reportedly hacked

A hacker believed to have struck celebrity Twitter accounts previously has reportedly broken into accounts of the microblogging service's workers including co-founder Evan Williams.

Jul 15, 2009
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Breaches emphasize need for scanning, encryption

Recent news reports indicate a computer containing confidential information about the helicopter that transports President Barack Obama was breached by a computer in Iran. In January, Heartland Payment Systems, a company ...

Mar 17, 2009
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