21st century technology is giving police and homeland security officials more information than ever before. How do they filter it, process it, and act on it without infringing civil liberties?
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The Central Florida Hurricane Center has an unofficial Google Map of the path of Hurricane Katrina across southern Florida. It's just one of hundreds of so-called "mashups" that combine data with software like Google Maps that uses open APIs.
What's a judge to do with bad drivers - really bad drivers? In Michigan, a judge is requiring that black box technology be installed on their cars, according to the Detroit News.
The FCC has granted a 30-day extension to VoIP providers to obtain acknowledgements from customers that they may have trouble reaching 911 via the Internet.
"Never before has a war been so immediately documented, never before have sentiments from the front scurried their way to the home front with such ease and precision."That's "milblogger" Chris Missick, a 24-year-old solider serving in Iraq, as profiled in John Hockenberry's article in Wired, "The Blogs of War."
Defense officials admitted that cyberattacks launched from Chinese computers have been targeting systems across the government. But it's still not clear who's doing the hacking.
The Automatic Network Outbreak Containment program identifies and quarantines worms that attack a network. Intel is also working on a way to pinpoint the location of a Wi-Fi user.
Thousands of VoIP customers could lose service next week, unless the FCC grants an extension to providers, a coalition of VoIP providers said in a letter to the FCC.
Since the National Institute of Standards and Technology will not be able to provide a list of recommended labs to certify e-voting machines until 2007, the U.S.
Earlier this week, FCW.com published a story claiming that the Chinese government was engaged in a cyberwar with the U.S. military. Today, two China hands questioned the assertion, saying that computers in China could have been hijacked by hackers operating anywhere in the world.