Content tagged with Government
posted in August 2008
Majority Favors Global Internet Bill of Rights
News  |  8/29/2008  | 
Key rights granted under the global Internet Bill of Rights would be freedom of information, freedom of expression, and the right of people to have affordable access.
How Do You Make A Robot Fish? Copy Bluefin Tuna
News  |  8/28/2008  | 
The Olin-Boston Engineering project expects to have a working prototype of its "RoboTuna" by the end of the year.
European Court Won't Save McKinnon From U.S. Trial
News  |  8/28/2008  | 
The hacker, who deleted data from U.S. military and NASA computer systems, claimed he would be subjected to inhumane treatment in the U.S. justice system.
Linux Systems Being Hit By SSH-Key Attacks
News  |  8/27/2008  | 
The attack appears to rely on stolen SSH keys to gain access to a system and then uses a local kernel exploit to gain root access, whereupon it installs the "phalanx2" rootkit.
Nations Respond To Google Earth Threat
News  |  8/26/2008  | 
From banning Google Earth to simply ignoring the mapping service, countries are working to deal with potential security violations arising from the images Google makes available online.
QinetQ's Zephyr Captures Unmanned Flight Record
News  |  8/25/2008  | 
The solar powered aircraft soared 60,000 feet above the Sonoran Desert for more than 82 hours.
Chinese Gold Medalist Too Young To Compete, Finds Security Consultant
News  |  8/20/2008  | 
Mike Walker's Web search turned up an official Chinese Excel spreadsheet that indicates that gymnast He Kexin is only 14 years old.
Bigfoot Hoax Called A 'Scheme To Defraud'
News  |  8/19/2008  | 
A Bigfoot hunting group says it was scammed by two men -- one of whom is a former police officer.
Some Beijing Olympic Fireworks Faked
News  |  8/11/2008  | 
Because one organization is responsible for filming the Olympics -- Beijing Olympic Broadcasting -- foreign TV networks had no choice but to accept the altered video.
Microsoft Plans 12 Security Fixes For Aug. 12 'Patch Tuesday'
News  |  8/8/2008  | 
The company's upcoming Security Bulletin is scheduled to include seven fixes rated "critical" and five rated "important."
Electronic Voting Machines At Center Of Ohio Lawsuits
News  |  8/8/2008  | 
Premier Election Solutions, formerly Diebold, is accused of supplying the state with malfunctioning e-voting machines, which the company blames on antivirus software.


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