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Arlen Specter to look at Revising Wiretapping Laws

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According to Congress Daily, Senator Arlen Specter, D-Pa., suggested he might push for revisions to federal wiretapping laws to prevent secret video surveillance. Specter is facing fierce competition in his primary election campaign after having switched his political party affiliation from Republican to Democrat last year. The remarks come amid a recent Philadelphia case involving […]

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Russia Becoming More Cooperative on Cybercrime

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Over the past several years, the Russian government has consistently frustrated European and U.S. officials by refusing to take hard stances regarding organized cybercrime gangs that have become increasingly sophisticated. The organized gangs have stolen millions of identities as well as millions of dollars in employee pay by striking at banking systems throughout Europe and […]

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FCC to Invest $15.5 Billion in Broadband Enhancements Over 10 Years

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The Federal Communications Commission has released its long-awaited national broadband plan to finally move the United States towards a faster, more cost-effective broadband network. While one of the founding countries of the internet, the United States has fell behind other states in both speed and average cost per consumer. Image courtesy of FCC.gov To help […]

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British MPs Warn US-UK Relationship Isn't Special Anymore

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The British Parliament’s cross-party foreign affairs committee said the perception that Britain was subservient to the United States, after Tony Blair’s support of George W. Bush in Iraq, damaged Britain’s standing. The MPs stated that, while US-UK relations have been warm in the past, it is an ever-evolving relationship. These comments were spurred by Sir […]

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U.S. Hacker Sentenced to 20 Years

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U.S. hacker Albert Gonzales was convicted of three counts of computer fraud and will serve 20 years in prison.  Gonzales was a part of a trio of hackers who stole more than 130 million credit and debit card numbers by hacking into retailers’ payment systems and payment processing services.  One judge referred to the attack […]

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