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07.10.14
NYT: Chinese hackers targeted top-secret US employee files
07.10.14

NYT: Chinese hackers targeted top-secret US employee files

The New York Times is reporting that Chinese hackers penetrated a US government network, likely go...

By S. Dent,   07.10.14
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06.16.13
US officials say less than 300 phone numbers were investigated in 2012, data thwarted terrorist plots
06.16.13

US officials say less than 300 phone numbers were investigated in 2012, data thwarted terrorist plots

With all the coverage of PRSIM and the NSA's data collection have been getting recently, it's no s...

By S. Buckley,   06.16.13
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06.06.13
Apple denies involvement in US government communication surveillance
06.06.13

Apple denies involvement in US government communication surveillance

Apple has told CNBC that it does not provide the US government with direct access to its servers,...

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12.03.12
US government funds five-year tech research 'hub' to make substantially cheaper, more powerful batteries
12.03.12

US government funds five-year tech research 'hub' to make substantially cheaper, more powerful batteries

Want substantially better battery tech? Sometimes, you just have draw together the greatest heroes...

By M. Smith,   12.03.12
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10.17.12
Reuters: White House finds no evidence of spying by Huawei, feels unsafe anyway (update: White House denies)
10.17.12

Reuters: White House finds no evidence of spying by Huawei, feels unsafe anyway (update: White House denies)

Just last week, a Congress committee associated Huawei with "credible allegations" of "bribery, cor...

By S. Buckley,   10.17.12
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07.21.12
Alt-week 7.21.12: Outer space, flying hotels and federal trolls
07.21.12

Alt-week 7.21.12: Outer space, flying hotels and federal trolls

Alt-week peels back the covers on some of the more curious sci-tech stories from the last seven day...

By J. Trew,   07.21.12
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06.14.12
White House aims to make internet '90 percent cheaper' to build, teams up with Mozilla for $500k competition
06.14.12

White House aims to make internet '90 percent cheaper' to build, teams up with Mozilla for $500k competition

The government's US Ignite partnership aims to push the growth of next-generation broadband networ...

By M. Smith,   06.14.12
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05.28.12
Precise Biometrics' Tactivo for iPhone, iPad locks data by fingerprint and smart card, is overkill for your diary (video)
05.28.12

Precise Biometrics' Tactivo for iPhone, iPad locks data by fingerprint and smart card, is overkill for your diary (video)

iOS device security has regularly been a concern of the government, but locking down one of Apple'...

By J. Fingas,   05.28.12
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04.05.12
US government sticking with BlackBerry, appreciates RIM's focus on security
04.05.12

US government sticking with BlackBerry, appreciates RIM's focus on security

Just when you thought RIM couldn't catch a break, The Washington Post is reporting the US governme...

By E. Alvarez,   04.05.12
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