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  • Microsoft Defies Court Order, Will Not Give Emails To US Government
    By on August 31, 2014 | Comments Off  Comments


    schwit1 sends this excerpt from a report about Microsoft: Despite a federal court order directing Microsoft to turn overseas-held email data to federal authorities, the software giant said Friday it will continue to withhold that information as it waits for the case to wind through the appeals process. The judge has now ordered both Microsoft and federal prosecutors to advise her how to proceed by next Friday, September 5. Let there be no doubt that (more…)



  • WikiLeaks Cash-For-Votes Exposé Rocks Indian Government
    By on March 18, 2011 | Comments Off  Comments

    mage7 writes “While the world’s attention seems to be focused on the events unfolding in Japan and the Middle-east, Indian headlines are being dominated by the latest WikiLeaks’ revelations. The newly leaked cable (dated 17 July 2008) suggests that India’s ruling Congress party bribed MPs in order to secure their votes for a controversial nuclear deal between India and the US. Among other details, it describes how a senior Congress aide showed a US (more…)

  • Feds Discover 1,000 More Government Data Centers
    By on October 13, 2010 | Comments Off  Comments

    1sockchuck writes “The US government has 2,094 data centers, nearly 1,000 more than previous estimates, according to an updated inventory by federal agencies. The finding underscores the scope of the challenge facing the Obama administration as it seeks to streamline the government’s IT infrastructure in a massive data center consolidation.”

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  • Australian Government Delays Internet Filter Legislation
    By on April 29, 2010 | Comments Off  Comments

    An anonymous reader writes “It seems the Australian federal government is being forced to delay the introduction of its proposed and much-hated, much-maligned Internet filter. It will not be introduced in the next two sittings of parliament, which realistically delays it until after the next election. News on withdrawing the filter, which was a promise from the previous election, has disappointed lobbying groups such as the Australian Christian Lobby.”

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  • Cut Pay For Government Workers
    By on March 2, 2010 | Comments Off  Comments

    That’s the only way to get serious about the deficit.

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  • US Government Using PS3s To Break Encryption
    By on November 19, 2009 | Comments Off  Comments

    Entropy98 writes “It seems that the US Immigration and Customs Enforcement Cyber Crimes Center, known as C3, has replaced its ‘$8,000 Tableau/Dell server combination’ with more efficient and much cheaper $300 PS3s. Each PS3 is capable of 4 million passwords per second, and C3 currently has 20 PS3s with plans to buy 40 more. Naturally this is only being used to break encryption on computers seized with a warrant and suspected of harboring child pornography.”

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  • Swiss Government Tries to Stop ‘Suicide Tourists’
    By on November 18, 2009 | Comments Off  Comments

    Concerned that it is becoming a destination for “suicide tourism,” Switzerland wants to tighten its decades-old assisted-suicide law.

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  • Sony Changes Ad After Complaints from Nigerian Government
    By on September 21, 2009 | Comments Off  Comments

    The Nigerian federal government has criticized Sony for a PlayStation 3 advert in which it implied that Nigerians are fraudsters.

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