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Govt. Tackles Cybersecurity; iPhone Worm In Wild

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 Tuesday, November 24, 2009 



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NIST Drafts Cybersecurity Guidance
The National Institute for Standards and Technology is urging the government to continuously monitor its own cybersecurity efforts.

China Cyber Espionage Threatens U.S., Report Says
National Cyber Incident Response Plan Coming
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Jailbroken iPhones Vulnerable To 'Duh' Worm

Cybersecurity companies are warning that new malware can turn modified iPhones and iPods into zombies.

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Health and Human Services' Health IT Buzz blog covers security, regulatory, standards, and other issues.

Full Nelson: Video: San Francisco Goes Open, Transparent

An interview with the city's mayor and IT principals about and its groundbreaking applications

AOL Previews Brand, Trims Workforce

The company is offering buyouts to 2,500 members of its workforce as it seeks to trim its employee headcount by nearly a third.

Physicians Question Health IT Stimulus Requirements

A physicians practice industry group expresses concern about electronic health record incentive programs.

Apple Defends App Store Approval Process

The company said its App Store approval process makes sure Apple's platform has high-quality products.

Obama Calls For Math, Science Push

The president kicked off a public-private initiative Monday to promote education in science, technology, engineering, and math.

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The subsidized netbook will be powered by Windows XP and requires a $60 monthly data plan from AT&T.

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Proprietary Software: Still Not Doomed, Sorry
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