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Chinese Think Tank Accuses ­.S., Other Western Countries of ­sing Facebook to Sow ­nrest

A Chinese government-backed think tank has accused the U.S. and other Western governments of using social-networking sites such as Facebook to spur political unrest...

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Repeat of S. Korea, ­.s. Cyberattacks Does No Damage

Hundreds of computers that helped cause a wave of outages on U.S. and South Korean government websites last July launched new attacks on the same sites, but no...

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Google Attack Highlights 'zero-Day' Black Market

The recent hacking attack that prompted Google's threat to leave China is underscoring the heightened dangers of previously undisclosed computer security flaws...

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Eight-State Cyber Consortium Gets $2.7 Million Grant

The U.S. National Science Foundation has awarded a $2.7 million grant to an eight-state consortium of technology centers and community colleges that is working...

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­k Looks to Young Geeks to Secure Cyberspace

Britain is hiring former computer hackers to join a new security unit aimed at protecting cyberspace from foreign spies, thieves and terrorists, the country's terrorism...

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China Says ­npopular Filtering Software Optional

China appeared to cave in to public pressure Tuesday (June 16) by announcing that computer users are not required to install Internet-filtering software — though...

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China Defends Web-Filtering Software Requirement

China on Tuesday (June 9) defended a new requirement that personal computers sold in the country carry a software that filters online content, saying the program...

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Cyber Spying a Threat, and Everyone Is In On It

The computers of Tibetan exiles and the U.S. electrical grid were recently breached by hackers, highlighting the growing threat of cyber espionage. The White House...
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