David Gewirtz

David Gewirtz, Distinguished Lecturer at CBS Interactive, is an author, U.S. policy advisor, and computer scientist. He is featured in the History Channel special The President's Book of Secrets and is a member of the National Press Club.

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More cool stuff from Intel

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.

August 25, 2005 by ZDNet

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Is China attacking military computers? Maybe not.

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.

August 25, 2005 by ZDNet

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TSA data collection attacked, fliers urged to request records

Last week, four Alaskans filed suit against the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) to stop the agency from destroying records collected during a test of Secure Flight in June 2004. Today, the Electronic Frontier Foundation is encouraging people to file their own records requests to further slow the destruction of records.

August 25, 2005 by ZDNet

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Should Copyright Office require IE? Web creator speaks up

At the beginning of August, the Copyright Office issued a request for comments on a small technical detail. It would be much easier for them, it seems, if their new system for preregistration of copyrights (a requirement under something called the Artists Rights and Theft Prevention Act, which, you may or may not be aware, makes the use of a video camera in a movie theater an imprisonable offense) could just support Internet Explorer 5.

August 25, 2005 by ZDNet

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Get ready for surveillance technology

New York City is going to spend $212 million placing 1,000 video cameras and 3,000 motion sensors in the city's subways, bridges, and tunnels. Is it the best user of funds?

August 24, 2005 by Dan Farber

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