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From Fantasy to Reality

Posted July 22nd, 2010 at 2:34 pm (UTC-4)
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How Virtual Gaming is Changing Real War PC Gamers – from dungeon-crawlers and dragon slayers to all-out World of WarCraft fanatics – are often dismissed as being out of touch with reality. But the allure of PC games and their ability to engage and transfix have become a powerful recruitment and training tool. VOA’s Aida […]

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The Internet Springs a Leak

Posted May 13th, 2010 at 2:26 pm (UTC-4)
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The recent posting of U.S. Defense Department video on the Wikileaks website has rekindled an old debate over leaking sensitive documents. But now it’s not just about the public’s right to know vs. the government’s right to secrecy – it’s also about the global reach of the World Wide Web. VOA’s Doug Bernard spoke with […]

Mobile Phones and Modern War

Posted May 6th, 2010 at 2:59 pm (UTC-4)
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Mobile phone use around the world is expanding, and nowhere is that more true than Afghanistan.  It’s estimated 150,000 new subscribers are added every month, with ‘no end in sight’ according to that country’s communication minister. The proliferation of mobile technology is changing how people live, work and, increasingly, fight.  VOA’s Catherine Maddux has much […]

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Google Attacks and Cyber Threats

Posted March 17th, 2010 at 3:01 pm (UTC-4)
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Google’s recent disclosure that it was the target of a highly sophisticated cyber attack has brought renewed attention to the growing problem of cyber security threats. Officials and security experts say that while past cyber attacks focused largely on national secrets and defense technologies, that focus is changing. VOA’s William Ide has much more here.

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