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Dozens of US tech firms violate EU privacy promises, advocacy group says

By Grant Gross, IDG News Service | August 14th, 2014 The Center for Digital Democracy calls on the FTC to investigate 30 companies. Thirty U.S. data brokers and data management firms, including Adobe Systems, AOL and Salesforce.com, are violating privacy promises they’ve made regarding their handling of the personal information of EU residents, a privacy …

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Guns, vandals and thieves: Data shows US networks under attack

By Martyn Williams, IDG News Service | July 29th, 2014 More than a thousand malicious acts have targeted the US telecoms infrastructure in recent years, FCC data shows. Early one morning in April last year, someone accessed an underground vault just south of San Jose, California, and cut through fiber-optic cables there. The incident blacked …

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US chases supercomputing crown with multipetaflop Trinity system

By Agam Shah, IDG News Service | July 10th, 2014 The supercomputer will be deployed within the next two years, but would be the world’s fastest if deployed today, Cray claims. Stepping up its efforts to regain supercomputing dominance from China, the U.S. within the next two years will activate what could be one of …

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NSA defends collecting data from U.S. residents not suspected of terrorist activities

By Jaikumar Vijayan, Computerworld | July 7th, 2014 Spokeswoman says spy agency has long said some of the data it intercepts belonging to non-suspects. The U.S. National Security Agency (NSA) Monday defended its data collection practices amid revelations that almost 90% of the data it sweeps up involves ordinary Internet users not suspected of crimes. …

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