Content tagged with Government
posted in July 2008
British Hacker Loses Extradition Appeal
News  |  7/30/2008  | 
UFO fanatic Gary McKinnon is accused of hacking into 97 U.S. military computer systems in 2001 and 2002 and may face as many as 70 years in a U.S. prison.
Software Group Contemplates Suing eBay
News  |  7/25/2008  | 
The SIIA is frustrated with eBay because so much pirated software is sold on the site that the group can't identify all the offenders.
Senators Threaten Ban On 'Net Data Disclosures To Foreign Governments
News  |  7/25/2008  | 
Sens. Dick Durbin and Tom Coburn ask Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer, Yahoo CEO Jerry Yang, and Google chief Eric Schmidt not to help censor or repress Internet users.
Fugitive 'Spam King' Found Dead With Family
News  |  7/24/2008  | 
Davidson reportedly forced his wife to help him leave the minimum-security federal prison in Colorado where he was serving time for his role in spam scams.
U.S. Court Calls COPA Unconstitutional, Again
News  |  7/23/2008  | 
A U.S. Court of Appeals upheld the ban on the Child Online Protection Act, saying it's too vague, overly broad, and unnecessary.
Georgian President's Web Site Attacked
News  |  7/21/2008  | 
The politically oriented DDoS attack seems to have originated from Russian hackers, according to a volunteer security watchdog organization.
Cuba To Get High-Speed Internet In 2010
News  |  7/17/2008  | 
The undersea fiber optic cable being built from Venezuela to Cuba represents a departure from prior Cuban policy impeding Internet access.
U.S. To Offer 'Green Cards' To Up To 25,000 Iraqi Contractors
News  |  7/17/2008  | 
The Iraqi nationals will have to show they provided "faithful and invaluable service to the U.S. government" to gain permanent resident status.
Son's Death In Iraq Drives Father To Build Life-Saving Robot
News  |  7/7/2008  | 
Currently in its fourth iteration, the LandShark is built largely from off-the-shelf components, making it relatively inexpensive to manufacture and easy to repair.


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