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Pentagon's Advanced Research Arm Tackles Cyberspace
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Pentagon's Advanced Research Arm Tackles Cyberspace

The U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency is developing the National Cyber Range, a model of the Internet that will enable researchers to test defense...

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Government in Cyber Fight but Can't Keep Up

The Pentagon is about to roll out an expanded effort to safeguard its contractors from hackers and is building a virtual firing range in cyberspace to test new...

Kissinger, Huntsman: ­.s., China Need Cyber Detente
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Kissinger, Huntsman: ­.s., China Need Cyber Detente

The United States and China need to forge an agreement restricting cyberattacks and designating some areas as out of bounds to hacking, say former U.S. Secretary...

Scientists Find Way to Map Brain's Complexity
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Scientists Find Way to Map Brain's Complexity

University College London researchers are developing a computer model of the brain by mapping the connections and functions of nerve cells. The study is part of...

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Fcc Challenges App Makers to Protect Open Internet

The U.S. Federal Communications Commission has launched the Open Internet Challenge, which calls on software developers to create applications that will help Internet...

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China to Lead World in Innovation by 2020

China is on track to be the world's leading country in terms of innovation by 2020, according to an AstraZeneca survey of 6,000 people in six nations. China currently...

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­.S. Sees 'Huge' Cyber Threat in the Future

U.S. Defense secretary Robert Gates recently told members of The Wall Street Journal CEO Council that the threat from cybertechnologies will grow from "considerable"...

Pentagon Seeks Tight Ties With Cyber Contractors
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Pentagon Seeks Tight Ties With Cyber Contractors

The U.S. Department of Defense aims to tighten ties with its cyber security contractors in an effort to better protect sensitive computer networks against growing...

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Eu Seeks to Boost Defenses Against Cyber Attacks

The European Commission has made several proposals designed to counter large-scale cyberattacks that could paralyze the computer networks of European Union nations...

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Internet Said to Speed Development For Poor Nations

Internet technology drives economic growth and enables poor countries to develop at a faster pace than rich nations did, Cisco Chief Executive John Chambers,...

Google Faces Pressure As China to Decide on License
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Google Faces Pressure As China to Decide on License

Google Inc. could face further pressure for its other products in China as Beijing is due to decide whether or not to renew a license for the firm's flagship search...

'digital Genome' Safeguards Dying Data Formats
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'digital Genome' Safeguards Dying Data Formats

European researchers have deposited a "digital genome" time capsule inside a data storage facility known as the Swiss Fort Knox, which contains a blueprint that...

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­.s. Struggles to Ward Off Evolving Cyber Threat

U.S. Department of Defense official James Miller says authorities have failed to stay ahead of the cyberattacks, which have resulted in the loss of an enormous...

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German It Body

Finding young women to fill tech jobs continues to be a problem for the German information technology (IT) industry, according to a new study from German technology...

China in Consultations With Google to Resolve Dispute
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China in Consultations With Google to Resolve Dispute

China is in consultations with technology giant Google to resolve its dispute with the company, which has threatened to abandon the Chinese market over hacking...

Chinese Schools Quietly Discard Controversial Web Filter
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Chinese Schools Quietly Discard Controversial Web Filter

Schools in Beijing are quietly removing the Green Dam filter, which was required for all school computers in July, due to complaints over problems with the software...

Web Tools Help Protect Human Rights Activists
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Web Tools Help Protect Human Rights Activists

A new generation of Internet privacy tools is being developed to prevent governments from gathering data, such as where users access the Internet from. One tool...

Eu ­rges Icann Independence
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Eu ­rges Icann Independence

ICANN should become completely independent of the U.S. government, says EU Information Society commissioner Viviane Reding. In a statement regarding the Oct. 1...

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Talking in Color: Voice Imaging Helps Social Skills

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign computer scientist Karrie Karahalios has developed a technique to digitize conversations and represent them as images...

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­U.S. Not Ready For Cyber Attack

The results of a two-day cyberwar simulation involving 230 representatives from U.S. government defense and security agencies, private companies, and civil groups...
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