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FBI software to scan tweets to predict crimes


January 27th, 2012 - 8:34 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 27 (IANS) American intelligence agency FBI is reportedly developing new software to scan social networks Twitter and Facebook to look for emerging threats and predict crimes.The FBI ... Read more...

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Iranian state backed hackers accused of attacking online security systems to pry on opposition


March 25th, 2011 - 4:16 pm ICT by ANI
Tehran, Mar 25 (ANI): Iranian hackers have been accused of trying to corrupt one of the net's key security systems, Secure Sockets Layer (SSL).The BBC quoted an analysis of the attack as ... Read more...

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Internet ‘kill switch’ legislation re-surfaces


January 31st, 2011 - 1:37 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 31 (ANI): It seems that the so-called Internet "kill switch" legislation has resurfaced, according to the proposal's chief sponsor.The legislation came into play the same day Egyptians faced an internet ... Read more...

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Indian e-voting researcher wins US award


October 22nd, 2010 - 10:30 am ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, Oct 22 (IANS) Hari Prasad Vemuru, a jailed Indian e-voting researcher, is one of the four winners of the 2010 Pioneer Awards of San Francisco headquartered Electronic Frontier Foundation ... Read more...

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US allows ‘jailbreaking’ of iPhone


July 27th, 2010 - 8:01 am ICT by IANS
Washington, July 27 (DPA) New government rules announced Monday will allow iPhone users to unlock, or "jailbreak," their phones without violating the law. The amendments to the 1998 Digital Millennium Copyright Act will ... Read more...

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US states investigate Google for Wi-Fi snooping scandal


July 23rd, 2010 - 2:01 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 23 (ANI): A group of 38 attorneys general of different states of the United States led by Connecticut Attorney General Richard Blumenthal have asked Google for detailed information about its ... Read more...

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“More is needed” to protect privacy on Facebook, says group


May 30th, 2010 - 4:47 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 30 (ANI): Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg has said the settings on the site to protect privacy have been enhanced, but the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) claims that "more is ... Read more...

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Virtual fingerprints can track computer users’ movements


May 19th, 2010 - 5:51 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, May 19 (ANI): There exists a virtual fingerprint on most computers that can monitor the online habits of individuals, found a US privacy group.According to the Electronic Frontier Foundation, most ... Read more...

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Israeli scientist reveals security problems in US passports, smart cards


April 16th, 2010 - 3:48 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 16 (ANI): An Israeli scientist has revealed security holes in America's passports and "smart cards".Since 2007, every new U.S. passport comprises a computer chip.Embedded in the back cover of ... Read more...

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FBI Assumes The Role Of Facebook ‘Friend’ To Track Suspects


March 17th, 2010 - 8:18 pm ICT by GD
By Gina Gomez Mar 17, (THAINDIAN NEWS) It seems that the recent upsurge in the use of social networking sites can now come handy for the United States federal law enforcement officials. A ... Read more...

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FBI going undercover on Facebook


March 17th, 2010 - 9:02 am ICT by IANS
San Francisco, March 17 (DPA) US law-enforcement agents are being trained to use social-networking sites like Facebook to befriend suspects and collect evidence, according to documents released by advocacy group The ... Read more...

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Justice Department Seeks Cell Phone Details Without Warrant


February 15th, 2010 - 8:56 pm ICT by GD
By Gina Gomez Philadelphia, Feb 15, (THAINDIAN NEWS) The United States government has reiterated during a court hearing on Friday that it should be given the right to retrieve the cell phone records ... Read more...

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FBI can track you through your cell phone


February 13th, 2010 - 2:33 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb. 13 (ANI): The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) can track down the location of all US citizens at any time if they happen to carry a cell phone, a federal ... Read more...

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Facebook Privacy Change Causes Uproar Among The Campaigners


December 10th, 2009 - 8:13 pm ICT by GD
By Meena Kar Dec 10, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Leading social networking website Facebook is facing heaps of criticism from civil liberties campaigners due to its newly introduced private settings policy. With its new private ... Read more...

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Obama invoking ’state secrets’ privilege just as Bush did


April 14th, 2009 - 12:21 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 14 (ANI): President Barack Obama's most liberal supporters are dismayed and disgusted because his administration is invoking the "state secrets" privilege just as former President George W. Bush did ... Read more...

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Court grants Viacom access to YouTube users record


July 3rd, 2008 - 5:43 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, July 3 (ANI): A District Court judge has ordered YouTube to hand over the details of each clip watched on the websitealong with the date, time, and IP address of ... Read more...

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YouTube allows media companies to block copyrighted content


November 14th, 2007 - 2:20 am ICT by admin
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