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Posted By Carl Engelbrecht

"The Internet giant, which handles nearly two-thirds of the world's Web searches, has been under fire recently over the quality of its results. Google said it changed its mathematical formula late Thursday in order to better weed out "low-quality" sites that offer users little value. Some such sites offer just enough content to appear in search results and lure users to pages loaded with advertisements."

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Posted By Carl Engelbrecht

Hopefully this pracitce is not momentary...if the choice is smart now, wouldn't it be smart anytime?

"But for the moment, many citizens of a throwaway society are making fewer visits to the trash and recycling bins."

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Posted By Carl Engelbrecht

Darn those gamers...

"Web gamers stumble upon a treasure trove of patient information."

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Posted By Carl Engelbrecht

"Air Force Academy researchers have harnessed more than 99% of the energy in a simulated ocean wave and are now preparing to deploy the world’s first free-floating, fully submerged wave energy converter that generates electrical power from deep ocean waves."

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Posted By Carl Engelbrecht

Concerning?

"A court filing in the case of a former CIA officer accused of spilling secrets about Iran’s nuclear program provides new details about the extraordinary measures Justice Department prosecutors are using to identify government leakers."

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Posted By Carl Engelbrecht

"Dmitry M. Naskovets of Belarus, creator and operator of CallService.biz, an online business that assisted over 2,000 identity thieves in over 5,000 instances of fraud—pled guilty to charges of conspiracy to commit wire and credit card fraud."

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Posted By Carl Engelbrecht

"A breakthrough in supercapacitor performance has been achieved with the development of a device that can store as much energy as a battery while recharging in seconds."

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Posted By Carl Engelbrecht

Two-factor authentication...Wow!

"NEC has now developed an identification system that is able to register the ridges of a fingerprint and the finger vein characteristics without any sort of physical contact."

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Posted By Carl Engelbrecht

"The Austrian research group led by physicist Rainer Blatt suggests a fundamentally novel architecture for quantum computation. They have experimentally demonstrated quantum antennas, which enable the exchange of quantum information between two separate memory cells located on a computer chip. This offers new opportunities to build practical quantum computers."

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Posted By Carl Engelbrecht

"The indictment alleges that through his position with MPD, Pemberton was authorized to access the Law Enforcement Tactical System (“LETS”), which is maintained by the Alabama Criminal Justice Information Center (“ACJIC”). LETS provides law enforcement personnel with Alabama drivers license information, including a driver’s Social Security number, date of birth, and home address. This information is to be used for law enforcement purposes only."

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Posted By Carl Engelbrecht

This should be very concerning for all...what privacy are we willing to give up for such an experience?

"In this Brand Innovator Spotlight, Barry Litwin, VP Global eCommerce at Office Depot describes the company’s newly released iPhone application and provides tips to marketers who are going mobile."

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Posted By Carl Engelbrecht

"Sen. Lieberman has categorically stated that there is no 'kill switch' in the bill he cosponsored, and that 'it is impossible to turn off the Internet in this country.' Its purpose is to protect 'the most critical infrastructures that Americans rely on in their daily lives -- energy transmission, water supply, financial services, for example -- to ensure that those assets are protected in case of a potentially crippling cyberattack.'"

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Posted By Carl Engelbrecht

"The Department of Homeland Security's Immigrations and Customs Enforcement division and the Department of Justice have been targeting domain names for takedowns, and the United States Senate is considering a bill that would empower the Attorney General to blacklist website names from the Internet's directories."

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