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Searching for balloons in a social network

In December 2009, 10 red weather balloons were launched from locations throughout the United States. The project’s aim: testing the mettle of social media.

Oct 28, 2011
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Science fiction-style sabotage a fear in new hacks

When a computer attack hobbled Iran's unfinished nuclear power plant last year, it was assumed to be a military-grade strike, the handiwork of elite hacking professionals with nation-state backing.

Oct 23, 2011
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Virus hits US drone fleet: report

A computer virus has hit the US Predator and Reaper drone fleet that Washington deploys to hunt down militants, logging the keystrokes of pilots remotely flying missions, Wired magazine reported.

Oct 09, 2011
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Authors Guild sues universities over online books

Authors and authors' groups in the United States, Australia, Canada and the United Kingdom sued the University of Michigan and four other universities Monday, seeking to stop the creation of online libraries made up of as ...

Sep 13, 2011
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McAfee warns of hacker threat to autos

Cars made smarter with Internet technology are zooming into perilous hacker territory, according to a report by US computer security giant McAfee.

Sep 07, 2011
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Insulin pump maker identified after hacking talk

(AP) -- When Jay Radcliffe revealed three weeks ago that he'd found serious security holes in a popular type of insulin pump that diabetics wear, he kept two important details secret: the pump maker's name, ...

Aug 25, 2011
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1888 Edison recording may be 1st talking doll try

(AP) -- Scientists using advanced imaging technology have recovered a 123-year-old recording made by Thomas Edison that is believed to be the world's first attempt at a talking doll and may mark the dawn of the American ...

Jul 14, 2011
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