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Google is going to quit taking Social Security numbers from kids

Feb 23, 2011
Didn't know that was happening, huh? There's an art contest called "Doodle 4 Google." Kids send Google a drawing in response to the prompt, "What...
Posted In: Google, privacy, security

Collins, Lieberman, Carper introduce cybersecurity bill without "kill switch".

Feb 18, 2011
This is the bill that everyone was saying had a "kill switch" for the president to shut off the internet. The bill dropped late last night does NOT...
Posted In: carper, collins, government, Law, lieberman, privacy, security

Stuxnet news from Israel and Anonymous

Feb 16, 2011
Israeli daily newspaper Haaretz reports on a video played at a retirement party for General Gabi Ashkenazi. The video boasted of all the general's...
Posted In: anonymous, government, military, security, stuxnet, Web Culture

Defense Department wants to share its own network security with civilian networks

Feb 16, 2011
Deputy secretary of defense William Lynn said yesterday that the aggressive anti-hacking system used by the Pentagon should be available to other...
Posted In: defense, military, privacy, security

Clinton announces new Internet freedom policy

Feb 15, 2011
Secretary of State Hilary Clinton will speak at George Washington University today about Internet freedom. The New York Times reports she's...
Posted In: Clinton, government, Law, policy, privacy, security, state department, world

Internet freedom Tuesday

Feb 14, 2011
Secretary of State Clinton will speak tomorrow at George Washington University....
Posted In: Clinton, Egypt, government, Law, security, world

Next-generation ZeuS means trouble for you and your money

Feb 3, 2011
We reported on ZeuS last fall - it's a piece of malware that is very hard to detect, not that hard to infect your computer with, and very popular...
Posted In: malware, privacy, security, worm, zeus

New, more modest airport scanners begin piloting in US airports

Feb 2, 2011
We've talked about this software before and wondered when it was coming and now it's finally here. Several airports are now using a system whereby...
Posted In: privacy, security, Transportation, TSA

Senator wants U.S. president to have kill switch power

Jan 31, 2011
Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine) said on Friday she's going to re-introduce a bill that would give the President the power to shut off the internet....
Posted In: Egypt, government, kill switch, Law, security

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