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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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. ...

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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...

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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...

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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,...

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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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