Big Brother gets Bigger

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Security

The National Security Agency is teasing intelligence information out of massive federal databases via a program that uses innovative methods to discover hidden results and improve analyst performance.

Linux Powers Airborne Bots

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Linux

British researchers are turning to Linux and embedded processors to build a fleet of tiny, robotic helicopters capable of swarming like angry bees and evaluating their surroundings with a single hive mind.

US residents at risk for online exploitation

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Security

U.S. Internet users are dangerously ignorant about the type of data Web site owners collect from them and how that data is used, a new study has found.

Internet Group OKs 'xxx' Web Addresses

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Web

The Internet's primary oversight body approved a plan Wednesday to create a virtual red-light district, setting the stage for pornographic Web sites to use new addresses ending in "xxx."

lobby4linux goes live

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Linux

Lobby4linux has gone live. A website dedicated to the furtherment of linux software usability, it is already causing quite a stir amongst developers and visitors.

Nexuiz Released

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Gaming

After many years of development, Nexuiz has been released to the public! Nexuiz is a fast-paced, chaotic, and intense multiplayer first person shooter, focused on providing basic, old style deathmatch.

Comet put on list of potential Earth impactors

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Sci/Tech

A comet has been added to the list of potentially threatening near-Earth objects maintained by NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory.

Domain system creator honoured

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Web

The man largely responsible for developing the system which turns addresses on the web into numbers has received a prestigious award.

Sony tests CD protection technology

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Legal

Sony Entertainment has just introduced new form of compact discs that feature First4Internet's XCP copy protection technology that is expected to control piracy on a simple level with regular users.

Next-gen leaders talk about their consoles

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Gaming

Corporate mudslinging between game console makers begins as leaders on all sides size up the competition. The Japanese newspaper Asahi Shinbun's Friday edition featured an article with comments taken from the heads of the three console makers.

M$ makes last ditch effort to appease EC

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Microsoft

Microsoft has filed its latest attempt to comply with last year's EC anti-trust ruling mere hours before the deadline set by European authorities.

Computex 2005 Day 1

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Hardware

Day one of Computex has already been quite eventful; we've seen yet another working R520 demo performing some impressive H.264 GPU acceleration, as well as motherboards based on NVIDIA's new C51G. All that and much more in this Computex article...

Quake 4 Website Goes Live with Trailer

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Gaming

Id Software's Quake4 gets a home. The website has gone live with a chilling trailer and summary of the story.

Tech-Minded Kids Hike to Computer Camp

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Sci/Tech

With the summer camp season fast approaching, kids across the country will be stocking up on hiking shoes, bug spray and other necessities for adventures in the great outdoors. Thousands of others, however, will be enjoying adventures of the indoor variety: creating video games, building robots and designing Web pages.

Secure open source desktop gets public funding

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Linux

A UK company is using a six-figure sum from the UK government to develop a secure Linux-based desktop operating system.

Watergate's Deep Throat revealed

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Misc

The Washington Post has confirmed a former deputy chief of the FBI was Deep Throat, the source who leaked secrets during the Watergate scandal.

Coming Soon: National ID Cards?

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Security

Recently passed Real ID Act undermines civil rights. Driver's licenses will become national ID cards--and Americans will be at greater risk of identity theft--under a new federal law that passed without significant congressional debate, critics charge.

Forgetting to renew domain name can be disastrous

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Web

No statistics are available, but Larkins and other experts in the field say they see a fairly constant stream of businesses letting their domain name registries lapse. That omission, in turn, can lead to breakdowns of their Web sites or their e-mail systems. Just look at some of the names that have had this happen in the past couple of years:

GAO study of RFID technology, policy seen flawed

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Security

A recently released Government Accountability Office study of radio frequency identity device security is flawed because it omits discussion of technologies and federal policies in the arena, according to smart-card industry executives.

Linux drives worldwide server sales boom

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Linux

Huge demand for Linux servers has help push the overall server market to new heights, according to IDC's Worldwide Quarterly Server Tracker.

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