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'Smart grid' may have safety blind spot

Jul 7, 2009
Microsoft launched a free program this week that lets you track and change your energy consumption down to individual appliances. But what's being called the "smart grid" may be leaving the door open to cyber attacks. Sam Eaton reports.
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Microsoft tries to plug holes in Windows

Jun 23, 2009
Microsoft is giving away new computer security software that attempts to fix glitches in Windows. The real challenge for the software maker will be improving its image on security issues. Bob Moon reports.
Posted In: Internet, Science

Employers can still find deleted photos

Jun 22, 2009
Think it's weird of your employer to ask for the passwords to your social networking profiles? One employer in Bozeman, Mont. doesn't think so. Jeff Tyler reports your online life isn't so invisible to employers anyway.
Posted In: Internet, Jobs

Facebook to allow unique user URLs

Jun 12, 2009
Starting tonight, Facebook users can choose their own URL. This will make profiles easier to find in search engines and to remember. Mitchell Hartman reports why it won't be far-fetched to start seeing Facebook URLs on business cards.
Posted In: Internet

Don't like censorship? Stay out of China

Jun 4, 2009
Chinese net police have cut off access to sites like Flickr, YouTube and Twitter on the 20th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square firings. But some say it's just the cost of doing business in China. Scott Tong reports.
Posted In: Internet

U.S. lags in protecting vital cyber info

May 29, 2009
President Obama announces a new government plan today to identify cyber threats and protect vital information from hackers, like military secrets and operating the U.S. electricity grid. John Dimsdale reports explores why we're particularly vulnerable.
Posted In: Crime, Internet

Will search engine Bing success?

May 27, 2009
"Google" has evolved from a company name to a verb synonymous with search engine success. To enjoy a little of that success, Microsoft is spending $100 million ad dollars on "Bing," its new search name. Bob Moon reports.
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Preventing ads from topping Google

May 15, 2009
Ever since Google started selling ads above its search list, competitors have been able to place themselves above searches. But businesses may be able to use trademark confusion as legal means to stop the practice. Janet Babin reports.
Posted In: Internet

Can micro-payments mean big payoff?

May 11, 2009
This week, The Wall Street Journal offered its readers a method of micro-payment for its online content. Tess Vigeland talks with Staci Kramer, co-editor of paidContent.org, about whether this idea works for online content universally.
Posted In: Internet

Store your personal info in a 'cloud'

Apr 24, 2009
Internet-based "clouds" allow you to store personal data online, so you can access it anywhere. But is this new method safe? Declan McCullagh of CNET attended a conference on the subject and explains the pros and cons.
Posted In: Economy, Internet

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