Since terrorists attacked the United States on September 11, 2001, the US government has begun a robust, and oft-criticised, electronic-surveillance programme, but other IT-related security projects designed to thwart terrorism have made little progress.
Stories by Grant Gross
A massive computing grid helps eBay make changes to its auction website on the fly while maintaining a 99.94% uptime, says Paul Strong, a research scientist with the company.
Companies that work with law enforcement agencies on cybercrime can get valuable information, including lists of hostile IP (Internet Protocol) addresses and information on new types of attacks, a U.S. Air Force cybercrime investigator said Thursday.
The U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC) has renewed its contract with the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) to manage technical functions for the Internet's domain name system.
AOL will offer personalised email domains free to all web users starting in September, the company says.
Microsoft Corp. will commit to following the principles of its 2002 antitrust settlement with the U.S. government beyond its end in late 2007, and in some cases, the company will expand upon those requirements, a Microsoft executive said Wednesday.
A new kind of identity theft scam, with thieves using easy-to-obtain VOIP (voice over Internet Protocol) telephone numbers to trick Internet or telephone users, is beginning to pop up, said a cybersecurity vendor.
AOL LLC is looking at offering its services, including e-mail, for free to customers with a broadband Internet connection, according to a news report.
The future of US government IT systems will include a big focus on converting old data into electronic form, two federal government IT leaders say.
U.S. government efforts to require most VOIP (voice over Internet Protocol) providers to permit law enforcement agencies to wiretap phone calls could introduce new cybersecurity problems to the Internet, a group of Internet security experts said Tuesday.
Three US men have been sentenced to jail or home confinement for their participation in so-called warez online piracy groups, the US Department of Justice (DOJ) announced.
Efforts in the U.S. Congress to prohibit broadband providers from impairing or favoring some network traffic will "shut the door" to new services, a Verizon Communications Inc. official said Tuesday.
A set of best practices designed to help address consumers' concerns about RFID (radio frequency identification) tags have been released by a group of technology vendors, RFID users and consumer groups.
Global IT spending should grow by 6.3% in 2006, driven by software spending, but that growth would be smaller than the 6.9% in 2005, says IDC.
Government agencies need to move towards open standards and managed services to cut IT costs and improve service to customers, Sun Microsystems chief executive Scott McNealy said during his keynote speech at the recent FOSE (Federal Office Systems Expo) conference in Washington DC.