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Researchers ­se Shopping Cart to Put Mobile, Nfc Payment Theft on Wheels
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Researchers ­se Shopping Cart to Put Mobile, Nfc Payment Theft on Wheels

Researchers have found that contactless payments are more vulnerable then previously believed.

Vote Early, Vote Often: Inside Norway's Pioneering Open Source E-Voting Trials
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Vote Early, Vote Often: Inside Norway's Pioneering Open Source E-Voting Trials

Norway recently held its second e-voting pilot, following an initial trial that took place during the local government elections in 2011. 

­.N. Plans Internet Governance Amid Outcry to Defund IT­
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­.N. Plans Internet Governance Amid Outcry to Defund IT­

A petition to de-fund the United Nation's telecommunications branch recently emerged, just as the ITU was ready to finalize Internet governance plans at the World...

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Inside Stuxnet: Researcher Drops New Clues About Origin of Worm

The mysterious Stuxnet worm took center stage at the Virus Bulletin 2010 conference here with a prominent security researcher dropping a raw hint that Israel may...

ITU Head: Cyberwar Could Be 'Worse Than Tsunami'
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ITU Head: Cyberwar Could Be 'Worse Than Tsunami'

There needs to be a global cybersecurity peace treaty to avert the threat of international cyberwar, whose effects would be more devastating than a tsunami, says...

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Intel Gets Personal About Energy Consumption Management

If Intel has its way, its technology will soon be inside not just your personal computer but inside another piece of technology that is way more ubiquitous: the...

Korean Robot Maid Upgraded to do Laundry, Use Microwave
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Korean Robot Maid Upgraded to do Laundry, Use Microwave

The prospect of a future that includes robot maids took an incremental step forward to reality. Korean scientists have created a domestic robot that cleans, dumps...

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Software Liability Law Could Divide Open Source

The European Commission has proposed that software companies should be held liable for the security and efficiency of their products. Ovum's David Mitchell says...

Ec Calls For Energy Efficiency Through Ict
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Ec Calls For Energy Efficiency Through Ict

The European Commission (EC) believes information and communication technologies (ICT) can be used to reduce energy use, which also would help in the effort toView...
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