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Online criminals aren't just trying to extract ransoms from unsuspecting individuals; they're targeting whole cities, too. Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan has revealed that hackers tried to hold a city database hostage in April, demanding 2,000 Bitcoins (currently worth about $803,500) before they hande

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Powerful though it may be, the UK government readily admits that it's unable to complete even \"simple tasks\" that require the sharing of data between different departments. Part of the problem, it claims, is down to the various databases that each government department controls. Because there's no

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The NSA may claim it's not collecting photos of American citizens for a facial recognition database, but the FBI most certainly is. The feds has been building what it calls the \"Next Generation Identification database,\" primarily by gathering mug shots from local law enforcement agencies. The soft

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Google may have been on pins and needles while the FCC scrutinized its white space wireless database over the spring, but it can relax this summer -- the FCC has given the database the all-clear. The approval lets Google serve as one of ten go-to sources for white space devices needing safe freque

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See that faint silhouette lurking on the horizon? That'd be a wave of white space internet, and it's inching ever closer to the US. On Wednesday, the FCC confirmed that it will begin testing a new database that will enable gadgets to operate on white space airwaves, nearly a year after first rati

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Let's bid a bitter welcome to Sega, the latest entrant to the newly founded club of hacked online communities. Sega Pass, the company's web portal, suffered a breach of its defenses on Thursday, which has now been identified to have affected a whopping 1.29 million users. Usernames, real names, b

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