The indictment alleges that on two occasions, Pettersson unlawfully gained access to computers at the Ames Research Center and the NASA Advanced Supercomputing Division and into the network of Cisco System and stole some Cisco Internetwork Operating
Google Inc Chief Executive Eric Schmidt said he expects more regulatory scrutiny from around the world and the company is paying more attention to the way it approaches certain business issues as a result of the attention.
Reding is anticipating the expiration of the ICANN contract with the U.S. Department of Commerce in September of 2009, calling for a separation of ICANN from its U.S. ties, making ICANN an international organization.
The head of America's National Security Agency says that America needs to build a digital warfare force for the future, according to reports.
The state's Department of Public Safety last week penned a letter to 11 telephone and Internet service providers asking them to block access to 200 gambling Web sites and their phone numbers because they violate a 1961 law known as the Wire Act.
The Iranian government, more than almost any other, censors what citizens can read online, using elaborate technology to block millions of Web sites offering news, commentary, videos, music and, until recently, Facebook and YouTube.
Weeks before the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the World Health Organization alerted the public to a growing number of swine flu cases, a startup based in Seattle's suburbs already had a hunch something was up.
Browse through 85 billion web pages archived from 1996 to a few months ago. To start surfing the Wayback, type in the web address of a site or page where you would like to start, and press enter. Then select from the archived dates available. The res
When American forces in Iraq wanted to lure members of Al Qaeda into a trap, they hacked into one of the group’s computers and altered information that drove them into American gun sights. President Bush ordered new ways to slow Iran’s progress towar
A malicious software program known as Conficker that many feared would wreak havoc on April 1 is slowly being activated, weeks after being dismissed as a false alarm. Conficker is quietly turning an unknown number of personal computers into servers o
Computers will freeze and drop offline with increasing regularity as the web's outdated infrastructure struggles to cope with the surging popularity of bandwidth-hungry video sites, it is claimed.
The bill's draft states that "the president may order a cybersecurity emergency and order the limitation or shutdown of Internet traffic" and would give the government ongoing access to "all relevant data concerning (critical infra
That's the concern of some digital rights groups, who fear that last week's sweeping cybersecurity bill could give the government overly broad power to regulate the Internet in times of crisis -- or even pull the plug on it entirely. One grou
Senators John Rockefeller (D-W. Va.) and Olympia Snowe (R-Maine) think so. On Wednesday they introduced a bill to establish the Office of the National Cybersecurity Advisor—an arm of the executive branch that would have vast power to monitor and cont
The FBI defended raids on at least 2 data centers in Texas, in which agents carted out equipment and disrupted service to hundreds of businesses. The Telecoms are using the FBI to collect debts that should be resolved in civil court, charged a data c
Proposed new powers called 'drastic federal intervention'
On the surface, April 1 came and went without a peep from the dreaded Conficker megaworm. But security experts see a frightening reality, one where Conficker is now more powerful and more dangerous than ever.
Google is in "fairly early stage negotiations" to acquire Twitter, Techcrunch is reporting, while Kara Swisher says it's all nonsense.
American Airlines will expand its Internet trial with Aircell by installing Gogo Inflight Internet on 300 domestic MD-80 and Boeing 737-800 planes over the next 2 years. It will cost from $7.95 to $12.95 per flight. The American Airlines system will
The US Supreme Court refused to hear a Virginia spam case, effectively upholding a Virginia Supreme Court ruling that the state's spam statute was unconstitutional, and released spammer Jeremy Jaynes from a nine-year prison sentence.
According to the great-grandson John D. Rockefeller, nephew of banker David Rockefeller, and former Senate Intelligence Committee Chairman Jay Rockefeller the internet represents a serious threat to national security. Rockefeller is not alone in this
YouTube has unavailable for users in China, which filters the Internet for content critical of Communist Party rule, since late on Monday. (and the USA is how far behind?)
[those who snoop don't allow snooping on them] Pictures of Tony Blair’s London home were mysteriously removed from its Street View web service. Images of the House of Commons, the entrance to Downing Street and several Government buildings were a
[if anyone still cares] Microsoft Corp is set to publicly launch Internet Explorer 8 early on Thursday, the latest version of its market-dominating Web browser.
The head of the Pentagon's Strategic Command warned the US is vulnerable to cyberattacks "across the spectrum" and that more needs to be done to defend against the potential of online strikes, which could "potentially threaten not
Imagine if all the hospitals, schools, churches, and government buildings that appear on online maps were nothing but blurs. That would not only reduce the usefulness of things like Google Maps and Google Earth, but it would be a huge undertaking for
Western governments have overstated the role the Internet plays in the recruitment of militants, and measures to block extremist material are "crude, expensive and counterproductive", a report said.
[This adds a bit more.] The idea of the NSA taking over governmental cybersecurity efforts is not exactly new. Beckström warned that would be a mistake and could significantly threaten "our democratic processes...if all top level government netw
The US government's director for cybersecurity resigned, criticizing the excessive role of the National Security Agency in countering threats to the country's computer systems. Former Silicon Valley entrepreneur Rod Beckstrom said it w
A senior Democratic lawmaker said on Thursday he would push to pass legislation to repeal a three-year-old U.S. ban on Internet gambling that has hurt trade ties with European Union.