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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Govt. datamining endangering citizen privacy: GAO

Federal agencies are not obeying privacy laws regarding the datamining of personal information - and indeed most agencies do not understand the privacy implications of datamining activities, the General Accounting Office charged.

August 30, 2005 by ZDNet

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The g-man versus the army of zombies

The FBI is no longer two technological steps behind cybercriminals. Agents are infiltrating IRC channels and watching the hackers, as they fight a pernicious foe: hackers who turn users' machines into zombies, shut down web servers and extort thousands of dollars.

August 30, 2005 by ZDNet

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Policing the future

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?

August 29, 2005 by Richard Koman

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30-day extension for VoIP customers

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.

August 26, 2005 by Richard Koman

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The blogs of war

"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."

August 26, 2005 by Richard Koman

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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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