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Computer Virus Could Leave Hundreds of Thousands Unable to Use Internet

Posted July 8th, 2012 at 5:20 pm (UTC-5)
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Hundreds of thousands of people could be in for an unwelcome surprise on Monday, unless they check their computers now for a global virus that infected their machines last year. The virus caused by Eastern European hackers will make it impossible to access the Internet. Facebook and Google are alerting users who they suspect may […]

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Computer Virus Could Leave Hundreds of Thousands Unable to Use Internet

Posted July 5th, 2012 at 6:40 pm (UTC-5)
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Hundreds of thousands of people around the world could be in for an unwelcome surprise Monday, unless they check their computers now for malware that infected their machines a year ago. The virus caused by Eastern European computer hackers will make it impossible to access the Internet. Facebook and Google, websites used by billions of […]

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Microsoft Enters Tablet Computer Market

Posted June 19th, 2012 at 12:55 am (UTC-5)
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Microsoft has unveiled its first-ever tablet computer to compete with Apple’s popular iPad. The U.S. technology giant unveiled its Surface tablet computer Monday during an event in Los Angeles. The new device will operate on Microsoft’s Windows RT system, and can be attached to a cover that has a touch keyboard. Microsoft did not give […]

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Web Browser Companies Agree to ‘No-Track’ Button

Posted February 23rd, 2012 at 10:10 am (UTC-5)
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A coalition of Internet companies, including U.S.-based Google, has agreed to support a “do-not-track” button being installed in Web browsers to help protect the privacy of computer users around the world. For more than a year, the Internet browser companies had resisted embedding the button. But slowly, various browsing companies have adopted the “do-not-track” feature, […]

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Hacked Security Firm Website Remains Closed

Posted December 27th, 2011 at 2:46 am (UTC-5)
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Security firm Stratfor’s website remains closed Tuesday after it was hacked by a group calling itself Anonymous. The computer hackers said in an online message Sunday they stole thousands of e-mail addresses and credit card information from the on-line security firm to donate $1 million to charity. In the online message, Anonymous said the security […]

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Computer Hackers Donate $1 Million to Charity Using Stolen Credit Card Information

Posted December 25th, 2011 at 8:05 pm (UTC-5)
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A group calling itself Anonymous says it stole thousands of e-mail addresses and credit card information from an on-line security firm to donate $1 million to charity. In a taunting online message issued Sunday, Anonymous said the security firm Stratfor failed to encrypt its clients’ information, making it vulnerable to theft. Stratfor’s clients include the […]

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India Launches “World’s Cheapest” Computer

Posted October 5th, 2011 at 1:55 pm (UTC-5)
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India has unveiled what it is calling the world’s cheapest computer, aimed at bridging the digital divide between the nation’s rich and poor. The tablet computer called “Aakash,” or sky in Hindi, will be sold to students at the government-subsidized price of $35. Indian officials and the company that developed the computer, DataWind Limited, handed […]

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Computer Industry: Good Laws Boost Invention

Posted September 26th, 2011 at 10:55 pm (UTC-5)
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A study by a computer industry group says the United States still leads the world in information technology, but that India, Malaysia and China are making strides to catch up. In a report published Tuesday, the Business Software Alliance says technology innovation is critical because it boosts productivity and spurs economic growth. The BSA study […]

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