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posted in August 2006
From 2000 to 2003, the bank bought data containing the personal information of hundreds of thousands of drivers living in several Florida counties for only $5,656, according to court documents.
Researchers at Stanford University plan to use the cell processor power of PlayStation 3 to perform calculations for the Folding@Home project, which simulates protein behavior to give scientists clues about the disease process.
The program aims to improve access to Internet and workplace technologies for people with disabilities, the aging, and non-native language speakers.
The devices record information before, during, and after an accident. States are determining who can access the info and under what circumstances.
Researchers at the University of Missouri-Columbia say they have found a mathematical solution to the "cocktail party" problem, separating one sound from a recording of a noisy environment.
The amount of information on the chip would be up to the military sponsors and could range from basic name and serial number to more advanced medical data.
The head of the Federal Trade Commission said this week that her agency is studying the issue more in depth, and that industry-wide regulatory schemes shouldn't be imposed without a cost-benefit analysis and consideration of whether another less-broad approach could be a better way to address potential harm.
The 1-inch thick, 4.8-pound ThinkPad T60 will provide mobile high-speed access nationwide with UMTS/HSDPA-based Cingular BroadbandConnect service in more than 70 markets.
A new study delves into how young people are shaping mobile technology markets, and you won't believe how much cash today's 10-year-olds are expected to spend on mobile services.
Legal experts debate whether Apple's aggressive legal approach to protecting its trademark will help it or hurt it.
A federal judge has ruled that the NSA's electronic spying program is unconstitutional. The Bush administration immediately appealed.
Apple joins Google in seeking to prevent the "genericization" of the name of a flagship product.
A crusading lawyer with a track record of fighting violent video games is trying to stop the release of Bully, a video game scheduled to come out in October.
For some flights from the U.K., passengers are still allowed to carry only clear plastic bags with tickets, identification, and wallets. But most flights allow small bags as long as they're free of cosmetics, toiletries, liquids, and sharp objects.
Security providers offer a few tips for travelers flying with electronic devices.
Anti-bullying forces in education and elsewhere are calling for a ban.
A panel decided this week that the lawsuits involving the National Security Agency and telephone records would move to the Northern District Court of California because that's where the earliest and most advanced action is pending "before a judge already well versed in the issues."
The fallout from AOL's unintended release of personal search data of 658,000 subscribers could include fines, lawsuits, and changes in law and policy regarding search queries.
The network is licensing Blip.tv software to help people around the world send in professional-quality video from cell phones and video cameras.
A report shows that as of July, two blogs were created each second of each day, but the recent pace is unlikely to continue.
Judge Vaughn Walker's granted a brief stay until a hearing Tuesday, when the stay could be continued.
Google gained the greatest increase in market share during the time MySpace was down in late July, as measured by page impressions, according to Hitwise.
The agency that runs New York City's subways and buses is presenting podcasts in six sections: customer safety, building for the future, promotions, security, advisories, and news.
The language in the latest version of the General Public License is simpler and more universal than in previous forms, despite whatever objections Linus Torvalds may have, one licensee says.
Not to worry. A Canadian study reveals IM doesn't deserve its bad reputation as a syntax spoiler.
"Cyberchondriacs" are people who search for health information online, and they represent 80% of all online adults, up from 72% last year.
The company continues to maintain it's protected by laws that exempt private companies from legal action resulting from cooperation with national security investigations.
IBM says the new products, based on the AMD Opteron chip, will optimize power consumption at the chip, system, and software levels while delivering high-powered computing.