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2014-09-12 06:29:02

Chuck Bednar for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The US government threatened Yahoo with fines of $250,000 per day if it failed to comply with demands to turn over the online communication data of international customers, officials at the web portal have revealed. According to Associated Press (AP) reporter Pete Yost, legal representatives from the company viewed surrendering the online information as unconstitutional, and launched a secret court battle against federal officials...

2014-07-29 12:31:47

LONDON, July 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportbuyer.com has added a new market research report:Cyber Security Market in the US Government Sector 2014-2018https://www.reportbuyer.com/product/2234311/Cyber-Security-Market-in-the-US-Government-Sector-2014-2018.htmlAbout Cyber Security Cyber threats are internet-based attempts to attack information systems and hack critical information. These threats include hacking, malware, and phishing, and have the capability to capture all the...

NASA Issues RFI For Commercial Mars Data Relay Satellites
2014-07-25 03:05:46

NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory NASA has issued a Request for Information (RFI) to investigate the possibility of using commercial Mars-orbiting satellites to provide telecommunications capabilities for future robotic missions to the Red Planet. "We are looking to broaden participation in the exploration of Mars to include new models for government and commercial partnerships," said John Grunsfeld, associate administrator of NASA's Science Mission Directorate at the agency's...

ULA Responds To SpaceX Complaint: Defends Its Government Contract
2014-04-30 07:16:20

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Last Friday (April 25), SpaceX’s CEO Elon Musk filed a legal complaint against United Launch Alliance (ULA) stating that the launch provider unfairly won contracts to launch sensitive government satellites. On Monday (April 28), ULA fired back, defending its right to be the sole launch system for the US government. “ULA is the only government certified launch provider that meets all of the unique Evolved Expendable Launch...

SpaceX Says It Could Save The Feds Money By Launching Its Satellites
2014-04-25 15:01:13

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online SpaceX has proven to NASA that it is a viable contender in the launch of scientific missions to the International Space Station and now it wants to prove it can also send payloads into space for the US government, stating that it can save the country $1 billion annually in doing so. However, despite the company’s status as a venerable launch provider, another longstanding “monopoly” over national security launches is...

US Government Is Allowing Its Contract With ICANN To Expire
2014-03-17 13:49:37

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The US government announced on Friday that it will be formally ending its relationship with the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN). The US National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) said it will be ending its relationship with ICANN, letting its contract to operate key domain-name functions expire in September 2015. ICANN oversees the Internet’s addressing system while under contract...

Edward Snowden Addresses SXSW Interactive Audience
2014-03-11 11:24:04

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com – Your Universe Online Speaking remotely from an undisclosed location in Russia, Edward Snowden told a packed room at the SXSW festival in Austin, Texas that the National Security Agency in the US had essentially “set fire to the internet” through the use of clandestine surveillance techniques – techniques that Snowden revealed by leaking secret documents he acquired while working for government contractor Booz Allen Hamilton. "The NSA...they're...

2013-12-13 23:00:49

Technology Industry Analyst Jeff Kagan is available to speak with reporters, or may be quoted through this release. Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) December 13, 2013 Sprint is considering acquiring T-Mobile, according to Reuters, Dec 13. Industry analyst Jeff Kagan offers comment. “If Sprint does acquire T-Mobile, it would transform them into a larger and stronger number three competitor to both AT&T Mobility and Verizon Wireless, virtually overnight,” says Tech analyst Jeff Kagan....

Anonymous Has Been Hacking US Government Agencies: FBI Memo
2013-11-17 05:13:00

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Members of the hacking collective known as Anonymous have been secretly accessing US government agency computers for almost a year, according to a Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) memo obtained by Reuters last week. As Jim Finkle and Joseph Menn of the international news agency first reported on Saturday, the cyberattacks involved computers in multiple agencies and resulted in the theft of “sensitive information.” The...

Google Gets Flood Of Government User Data Requests
2013-11-14 15:57:06

Enid Burns for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Google has released its eighth Transparency Report, noting the number of requests it gets from governments around the world for user information has increased by more than 100 percent since the search engine first began its disclosures in 2010. The highlights of the Transparency Report were outlined in a post on the Google Public Policy Blog written by Richard Salgado, legal director of Law Enforcement and Information Security at...


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cacodemon
  • An evil spirit; a devil.
  • A nightmare.
  • In astrology, the twelfth house of a scheme or figure of the heavens: so called from its signifying dreadful things, such as secret enemies, great losses, imprisonment, etc.
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