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Hacker claims Chinese defense contractor breach

update Hacker under pseudonym "Hardcore Charlie" claims responsibility for breaching network of China's National Electronics Import & Export Corporation and stole documents to post online, report states, but company refutes claims of attack.

April 4, 2012 by

Filtering is the job of ISPs not NBN: govt

Although it was technically possible for the National Broadband Network Company (NBN Co) to filter internet content over the heads of internet service providers (ISPs), the government has said that it will still force the responsibility onto ISPs.

July 19, 2011 by

Is a free WiFi cloud legal?

Does a WiFi network require a deep pockets sponsor, a "big brother" who will take legal responsibility and impose legal conditions on all users? WiFi actually provides the only means we have to create networks without those restrictions.

June 25, 2009 by

Cellphones to detect dirty bombs?

Purdue University engineers are developing a system which would use a U.S. network of cellphones to detect dirty bombs and nuclear weapons. They say that 'such a system could blanket the nation with millions of cellphones equipped with radiation sensors able to detect even light residues of radioactive material.' They add that the extra circuitry wouldn't change much the thickness or the price of cellphones. They also say that these radiation-tracking cellphones could be customized to ignore some radioactive sources, like in hospitals. But you can imagine that such a network would probably trigger many false alarms. I'm also skeptical about the possibility of the integration of radiation sensors by manufacturers into their phones. But read more...

January 23, 2008 by

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