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US orders $163 mn fine for 'scareware'

A US federal court has ordered a $163 million fine against the operators of a "scareware" scheme which tricked computer users into thinking they were infected, and then sold them a "fix," officials said Tuesday.

Oct 02, 2012
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Wikipedia hits defining moment in social Web era

Wikipedia, the public knowledge website, is more than a decade old and remains among the top 10 Internet sites in the world, but some say it is becoming old and dowdy. Others want to keep it that way.

Jul 14, 2012
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Wi-Fi Alliance announces Passpoint program to start in June

(Phys.org) -- The Wi-Fi Alliance, an industry group bent on making Wi-Fi access more available more easily, has announced that it will begin certifying devices and hot-spot providers (using the Hotspot 2 definition) starting next month ...

May 09, 2012 report
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Malware may knock thousands off Internet on Monday

Despite repeated alerts, tens of thousands may still lose their Internet service Monday unless they do a quick check of their computers for malware that could have taken over their machines more than a year ...

Jul 05, 2012
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