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Leon Panetta on Cybersecurity: D.C. Action Needed
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Leon Panetta on Cybersecurity: D.C. Action Needed

While Joe Biden and Paul Ryan were duking it out last Thursday night over U.S. troops in Iraq, Afghanistan and beyond, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta was warning...

Arab Spring: Tech As Tinder
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Arab Spring: Tech As Tinder

The Internet tools of the Arab Spring have become the weapons of a new Arabian nightmare playing out at American diplomatic missions across North Africa and the...

Cyberthreats Turn Into Megabucks
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Cyberthreats Turn Into Megabucks

As Congress boosts spending on cybersecurity and mulls over new data safety requirements on private industry, some companies stand to get rich.

Three Things that Scare Google
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Three Things that Scare Google

Google Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt told a crowd of journalists Wednesday night that there are some things about technology and the Internet that scare him,...

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Poll: Most Back Obama's Use of Drones

As the 2012 election approaches, there’s one area where President Barack Obama can feel confident he has broad voter support—his military policies and use of drones...

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SOPA Protest Rattles Congress

Some of the early supporters of two controversial online piracy bills are having second thoughts—and other undecided lawmakers are pledging opposition—in the wake...

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Pentagon Fast-Tracks Hacker Research

The Pentagon has long had a love-hate relationship with computer hackers: On the outside, they can infiltrate vulnerable defense networks. On the inside, they...

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Is Checking Sports Scores or Personal Email at Work a Crime?

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit has agreed to reconsider a 2-1 ruling issued in April that critics said made it a crime to violate an employer's...

Policing the Digital Storage Landscape
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Policing the Digital Storage Landscape

Cyberlockers are the next frontier for storing music, movies, and other personal files on the Internet, but the entertainment industry wants lawmakers to ensure...

Al Franken: 'they're Coming After the Internet'
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Al Franken: 'they're Coming After the Internet'

Sen. Al Franken claimed Monday that big corporations are "hoping to destroy" the Internet and issued a call to arms to several hundred tech-savvy South by Southwest...

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Google Search: Political Power

Google’s aggressive tactics have put it on top of the business world, and now the Internet giant is looking to leverage the high profile and sterling connections...
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