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Apple asked to remove police-evasion apps from App Store

03/22/2011, Bad news for folks who use police-evasion apps on their iPhones. A group of US senators have asked apple to remove apps that help folks evade police and other law enforcement checkpoints that have been set up to catch folks driving under the influence of...

Google says China is blocking Gmail

03/21/2011, If you live in China and have problems accessing Google’s services like Gmail, it isn’t a problem on Google’s side – it’s China. According to Google, they discovered no technical issues on their side after extensive checking out...

Learn about the safety of consumer products online

03/14/2011, The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has recently launched their first publicly-accessible safety complaints database. Accessible at saferproducts.gov, this site will allow users to submit safety complaints about consumer products and view...

Twitter now blocked in Egypt

01/26/2011, Twitter has just added one more country to the list of countries the micro-blogging service is banned in. As of today, folks in Egypt will not be able to access the service, through Twitter.com or third party apps. This was announced by a couple of tweets...

U.S. DHS Shuts Down Websites Selling Counterfeits

11/29/2010, The United States Department of Homeland Security had shut down a total of 82 sites on the Internet on Cyber Monday’s post-Thanksgiving online shopping day. Those sites, which include a BitTorrent meta-search engine and e-commerce sites selling...

NSA: U.S. Must Secure the Internet

09/07/2010, According to National Security Agency (NSA) Director Gen. Keith Alexander, the United States federal government has the overarching duty and responsibility in securing the Internet to safeguard against cyber-criminal activities. Top military officials...

Brazil First in the World to Go Fully Digital for National Census

08/30/2010, Despite having the opening question of its national census be: do you use a hole in the ground or open cesspit for a toilet? Brazil, a country stricken with poverty, is leading the world in moving to smartphones and converting to a fully digital national...