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A privacy rights advocacy group has asked the Federal Trade Commission to examine whether websites advertising investigative services capable of digging up personal information such as phone call records are violating federal laws.
A giant panda, one of the most critically endangered species in the world, was born early on Saturday at the National Zoo, the first for the endangered bears now living there, the zoo said.
What we need right now is someone in power who can put the burden for this problem right where it belongs: on the financial and other institutions who collect this data. Let's face it: by the time even the most vigilant consumer discovers his information has been used fraudulently, it's already too late. "When people ask me what can the average person do to stop identity theft, I say, 'nothing.' "
Microsoft's appeal against a European Union antitrust order will be heard by Bo Vesterdorf, the judge who rejected the company's attempt in December to suspend the decision.
A law banning digital distribution of copyright movies and music went into effect last week in Sweden, but enforcing the new law and others like it around Europe isn't proving easy.
Popular Linux distributor Debian has moved quickly to address concerns it was falling behind on security.
High-speed Internet use by U.S. businesses and households rose 34 percent in 2004 to 37.9 million lines, the Federal Communications Commission said Thursday.
Forensics and intelligence evidence will underpin efforts to find those responsible for London's worst ever terrorist attack.
An Internet arbitrator has awarded Google Inc. the rights to several Web site addresses that relied on typographical errors to exploit the online search engine's popularity so computer viruses and other malicious software could be unleashed on unsuspecting visitors.
3DRealms has announced a mobile version of Duke Nukem 3D. They created this game based on the original and very popular Duke Nukem 3D game for personal computers.
Owners of .net Web addresses may face higher registry fees in the future--but not until 2007.
Last week, Reps. Joe Barton, R-Texas, and John Dingell, D-Mich., the chairman and ranking minority member of the House Committee on Energy and Commerce, respectively, floated a draft bill requiring businesses engaged in interstate commerce to encrypt sensitive personal data.
A media watchdog group on Friday denounced the maker of the hugely popular video game "Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas" over graphic sexual content that allegedly exists in the game and can be unlocked with an Internet download.
More than 50 people died in the London bomb attacks, the head of the Metropolitan Police has said. Death toll was unlikely to top 100, but warned an unknown number of bodies remain.
ATI expects to begin mass shipments of its 90nm R520, R530 and RV515 chips in the middle of the third quarter.