Feds Ready Plan to Fight ID Theft

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The federal government will release its plan to combat identity theft in the U.S. on Monday. After nearly a year's work, the President's Identity Theft Task Force will release its findings Monday at a press...

Feds Pass Information Security Test - Barely

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According to the government's annual agency information security reports cards, Uncle Sam has a cumulative score of 72.9 – the government's first overall passing grade. The Department of Justice climbed from a D in 2005...

Feds Shut Down Spyware Operation

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An operation that allegedly installed illegal spyware on computers will give more than $2 million to settle a U.S. Federal Trade Commission complaint. The FTC has obtained a settlement order against Enternet Media, Conspy &...

Feds Add Two Years to Microsoft Antitrust Deal

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The Justice Department is seeking to extend the term of its landmark antitrust settlement with Microsoft by two years, blaming Microsoft's slowness in providing technical documentation to rivals. In a statement released Friday, the...

Feds Side With Microsoft in Korea Flap

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The Bush administration on Wednesday protested South Korea's decision to fine Microsoft roughly $32 million and order the software company to redesign portions of its Windows operating system. "Korea's remedy goes beyond what is...

Feds expected to ease Net phone rules

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The nation's top telephone regulators are widely expected to decide on Tuesday to further deregulate Internet phone services. States would be barred from imposing telecommunications regulations on Net phone providers, which treat...

E-Voting Cos. Reveal Software to Feds

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The nation's largest voting machine companies are submitting millions of lines of code to the National Software Reference Library to address sharp criticism from computer scientists about the secret software used in elections. ...

Feds OK DVD+R/RW DRM tech

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The US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has approved the use of Video Content Protection System (VCPS), the DVD+RW Alliance's preferred copy-protection system. VCPS essentially governs the recording of digital TV shows onto DVD+RW...

Microsoft: Sun deal unsigned; Feds look at Longhorn

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As part of Microsoft's settlement with Sun Microsystems, Sun agreed to take part in a licensing program under which Microsoft gives rivals access to various Windows communications protocols. However, Sun's check is apparently still in...

Feds warn against Microsoft's browser

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In a surprise announcement today the U.S. Computer Emergency Readiness Team (CERT) issued a note saying that users shouldn't use Internet Explorer. Sounds to me like they got tired of all the security problems...

States, feds headed for VoIP clash

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Regulators in large U.S. states are moving forward with Net-phoning rules, forcing an inevitable confrontation with federal regulators who believe the industry falls under their jurisdiction. By pushing ahead with regulation now,...

Feds Shut Down Web Site, Probe Bank Scam

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Investigators are trying to find the source of a phony site, purportedly from the FDIC, that tries to trick recipients into giving up personal financial data. Federal investigators are seeking the source of...

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