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Stephen McIntyre, amateur meteorologist from Toronto, has embarrassed NASA scientists by catching an error in recent climate-change data: climatologists at NASA's Goddard Institute of Space Science (GISS) in New York now concede that 1934, not...

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Joy Smith, a Conservative MP representing Kildonan-St. Paul, introduced her proposed clean internet act, or Bill C-427, which would allow the government new powers while imposing restrictions and penalties on internet users and operators. The...

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Web Experts Advise Switch to Macs

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Sophos security said that the 10 most commonly found pieces of malicious software all targeted Windows machines. In contrast, it said, none of the "malware" were capable of infecting the Mac OS X operating system....

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In war, politics and sports, it's often said that the best defense is a strong offense. But the foot soldiers of computer security work differently: They scramble to build virtual walls that can blunt the...

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Just a week after Microsoft Corp.'s Chairman and Chief Software Architect Bill Gates unveiled his company's plan for securing e-mail communications, leading e-mail authorities, legal experts and at least one Internet service provider (ISP) are...

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Apple's move to G5 processors from IBM is giving the company a clear advantage against manufacturers using chips from Intel or AMD, an industry expert has said. "The 970FX", (the G5 chip that powers Apple's...

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Dan Geer lost his job, but gained his audience. The very idea that got the computer security expert fired has sparked serious debate in information technology. The idea, borrowed from biology, is that Microsoft...

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Although Microsoft Windows vulnerabilities get most of the headlines, researchers this week identified vulnerabilities in two commonly used open-source software products. The more serious of the vulnerabilities affects Sendmail, an open-source program for...

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Experts such as Symantec claimed the Nolor worm was a high risk, yet the number of infections are relatively low. This is down to many factors, and isn't necessaritly a reflection of the risk the...

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