computerBeginning over the Independence Day weekend and continuing on into this week, several federal agencies' websites were paralyzed by what was clearly a cyber attack.

computerCommunist China on June 30 postponed its requirement that the controversial Green Dam Youth Escort censorship software be included with all computers sold in the country as of July 1. China’s state-controlled Xinhua news agency reported that the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) delayed the pre-installation demand because “some computer producers said such massive installation demanded extra time.”

Technology firms in countries with little government repression are currently competing to be the best at helping repressive regimes like China and Iran censor Internet content and maintain control over their citizens.

Obama on cybersecurityOn May 29 President Barack Obama introduced his administration's new report on cybersecurity in the United States entitled Cyberspace Policy Review: Assuring a Trusted and Resilient Information and Communications Infrastructure.

Tracking YOUInnocent-seeming questionnaires, tests, and surveys are increasingly being disseminated by government officials so that they have complete histories on every citizen.

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