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As smartphones and tablets complement and battle with notebooks and PCs as routes to the connected world, as corporate users and consumers turn to both traditional Web sites and newer social networking sites to communicate, share ideas, trade business concepts, and shop, corporate IT professionals and the government organizations overseeing the nation's cybersecurity are all-too aware they must do more. And they must do it fast. Recognizing this, the federal government hopes to create a new wave
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WikiLeaks continues to bombard the Internet and annoy the United States government, diplomats, and allies with its most recent flood of classified U.S. diplomatic documents. The papers -- which the site shared with newspapers such as The New York Times, Le Monde, Der Spiegel, and The Guardian -- revealed serious concerns within the U.S. diplomatic community about the resolve and trustworthiness of several key allies, including Afghanistan and Pakistan, in the war on terror. Vocal critics in the U.S., including Republican Sarah Palin, have lambasted WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, who is wanted by Interpol to face rape and sexual harassment charges brought against him by two women in Sweden. Meanwhile, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton has tried to smooth relations with any and all nations who may be offended by publication of the private documents.

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