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Massive security holes in NASA's computer networks

Mar 30, 2011
A government report says that missions could be compromised and sensitive data could be leaked out due to big problems in the security of NASA...
Posted In: government, mars ain't the kind of place to raise a kid, NASA, security, space

Products to help block web access in the Middle East made in the U.S.

Mar 28, 2011
The Wall Street Journal writes today about U.S. companies that make web blocking and filtering software being used in Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait...
Posted In: Egypt, government, privacy, security, syria, Tunisia, world

AT&T - T-Mobile deal may hit a wall at the FCC. Unless it doesn't.

Mar 25, 2011
There are a couple ways to read the story that just came out in the Wall Street Journal about the proposed mega-merger. "There's no way the...
Posted In: AT&T, business, fcc, government, Law, T-Mobile

EU may limit what keywords advertisers can buy

Mar 25, 2011
A top adviser to an EU court is recommending that advertisers be prevented from buying ad keywords of their competitors' names on Google and other...
Posted In: advertising, EU, European Union, Google, government, Law, search

All the rage: crowd-sourced radiation maps

Mar 25, 2011
A ton of maps are starting to pop up that mark radiation levels in various areas. Singularityhub has the rundown and lists a map made by Portland's...
Posted In: crowdsourcing, earthquake, government, Health, Japan, social media, tsunami

Senators not happy about apps that help drunk drivers

Mar 24, 2011
Frank Lautenberg (D-NJ), Harry Reid (D-NV), Charles Schumer (D-NY), and Tom Udall (D-NM) have sent a letter to Apple, Google and RIM saying apps...
Posted In: android, apple, apps, Blackberry, Google, government, ios, iPad, iPhone, Law, Research in Motion

"Not so fast, AT&T" - big tech companies

Mar 24, 2011
We've reported on how Verizon doesn't really plan to oppose the big mega merger because they figure, hey, it's gonna go through no matter what. But...
Posted In: AT&T, business, ebay, Facebook, Google, government, Law, Microsoft, T-Mobile

Verizon CEO won't bother opposing AT&T - T-Mobile deal, won't bother buying Sprint

Mar 22, 2011
Verizon Wireless CEO Daniel Mead was interviewed by Reuters and said he won't lobby against the proposed merger of his two competitors because...
Posted In: AT&T, business, government, Sprint, T-Mobile

Google says Gmail is being blocked in China

Mar 21, 2011
Chinese Gmail users are experiencing significant delays if not flat out inaccessibility lately and Google says it's coming from the government. T...
Posted In: China, Gmail, Google, government, privacy, security, Web Culture

Internet gambling bill introduced

Mar 18, 2011
Reps. Barney Frank (D-N.Y.) and John Campbell (R-Calif.) dropped a bill Thursday that would let online gambling organizations operate in the U .S....
Posted In: gambling, government, Law

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