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US Homeland Security sued for drone details

The Electronic Frontier Foundation said Wednesday it has sued the US Department of Homeland Security to obtain details about Predator drones on loan to domestic police departments.

dateOct 31, 2012 in Business
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Former tech exec settles insider trading charges

(AP)—A former executive at a technology firm in Silicon Valley is settling charges lodged by federal regulators that he provided insider information to convicted Galleon hedge fund manager Raj Rajaratnam.

dateOct 28, 2012 in Business
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New computer virus targets Venezuelans after vote

(AP)—A newly detected computer virus aims to steal Venezuelans' online credentials using a link that purports to reveal information about the country's recent presidential election, the digital security company Kaspersky ...

dateOct 12, 2012 in Internet
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Confidential records breached at Fla. college

(AP)—Officials at a Florida Panhandle college say hackers accessed nearly 300,000 records in the school's computer systems that contains names, Social Security and bank routing numbers of students, teachers, staff and retirees.

dateOct 10, 2012 in Internet
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A system to automate traffic fines designed

Researchers at Universidad Carlos III in Madrid have designed a system that automates the administrative sanctioning process by applying communication and information technologies to traffic flow and using sensors built into ...

dateOct 09, 2012 in Engineering
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Disaster is just a click away

A Kansas State University computer scientist and psychologist are developing improved security warning messages that prompt users to go with their gut when it comes to making a decision online.

dateSep 11, 2012 in Internet
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Senate may go on break without passing cyber bill

The U.S. Senate could leave town this week for a monthlong break without passing legislation to protect the country's electrical grid, water supplies and other critical industries from cyberattack and electronic espionage.

dateAug 02, 2012 in Internet
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