January 14, 2014

Appeals Court Sets Aside Internet Rules

A federal appeals court has set aside Federal Communications Commission rules designed to ensure that transmission of all Internet content be treated equally.


December 31, 2013

Report Details NSA’s Alleged High-Tech Tricks For Snaring Data

Intercepted packages. Custom-made cables that steal data. Towers that mimic a commercial cellphone network. Those are a few of the tricks used by elite units of the National Security Agency to monitor potential threats, according to Germany's Der Spiegel. The magazine published those revelations Sunday and Monday, detailing what it calls a catalog of the NSA's high-tech spying products and methods.


drones
(Oklahoma State University, Jamey Jacob/AP)
December 30, 2013

FAA Rejects Ohio, Indiana Bid For Drone Test Site

The Federal Aviation Administration has rejected Ohio and Indiana's joint bid to become one of the agency's six drone test sites. 


Target
(Eric Thayer /Reuters /Landov)
December 27, 2013

Target: Encrypted Data Were Taken, But Not The Key To Unlock

Though hackers did obtain "strongly encrypted PIN data" when they got into Target's information systems, the retailer said Friday that sensitive information from customers' debit cards should not be at risk.


December 27, 2013

Federal Judge Rules NSA Phone Surveillance Is Legal

A federal judge has ruled that the National Security Agency's bulk gathering of the telephone records of millions of Americans is legal — less than two weeks after another federal judge ruled that the program violated the Constitution.


December 24, 2013

U of I Researcher Nets Presidential Award

The White House has awarded a University of Illinois researcher the highest government honor given to scientists and engineers in their early careers. 


December 21, 2013

Space Station Repairs Ahead Of Schedule

Two astronauts --- one of them a University of Illinois graduate --- ended their spacewalk outside the International Space Station a bit early on Saturday, because they managed to finish their work sooner than expected.


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