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Stories by Michael Cooney

  • Exactly what is Homeland Security watching for on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube?

    The idea that <a href="http://www.aclu.org/blog/technology-and-liberty/facebook-twitter-and-dhs-which-one-these-things-not-others">any number of federal institutions are watching</a> your every move on social networks like Facebook, Twitter is unnerving at best. T<a href="http://www.networkworld.com/community/blog/dhs-looking-bolster-drone-security-surveillance-system">he Department of Homeland Security</a> is one of those agencies and today it testified before a House subcommittee to define and defend its role in social media monitoring.

  • FBI unbolts Steve Jobs 1991 investigation file

    The FBI today released a background check it did on <a href="http://www.networkworld.com/slideshows/2009/060309-apple-quiz.html">Apple</a>'s founder <a href="http://vault.fbi.gov/steve-jobs">Steve Jobs</a> when he was being considered for a position on the President's Export Council under George H.W. Bush in 1991.

  • FTC warns background screening mobile apps may be unlawful

    The Federal Trade Commission this week said it sent letters to six unidentified <a href="http://www.networkworld.com/news/2012/020712-mobile-webstats-255804.html">mobile</a> <a href="http://www.networkworld.com/topics/applications.html">applications</a> makers warning them that their <a href="http://www.networkworld.com/community/blog/us-supreme-court-says-nasa-background-securit">background screening apps</a> may be violating federal statutes.

  • How NOT to get a job 101: Hack Marriott, extort execs for work

    The <a href="http://www.networkworld.com/community/blog/has-high-tech-helped-or-hurt-crime-fighting-doj-wants-know">Department of Justice</a> today said a man who sent malicious code to Marriott International Corporation, threatening to reveal confidential information taken from the company's computers if Marriott did not offer him a job, has been sent to prison for his criminal endeavor.

  • FBI busts software copyright fugitive who fled to Pakistan

    The <a href="http://www.networkworld.com/news/2012/012012-fbi-treasury-255141.html">FBI</a> today said it arrested a man on charges of illegally reproducing and distributing more than 1<a href="http://www.networkworld.com/news/2012/010612-gameover-malware-254623.html">00 copyrighted commercial software programs</a> who had fled the country after being indicted last year.

  • FBI busts programmer for stealing US Treasury code

    The FBI said it arrested a computer programmer in New York this week and charged him with stealing <a href="http://www.networkworld.com/slideshows/2011/120111-security-layer8.html">proprietary software code</a> from the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. The software known as the Government-Wide Accounting and Reporting Program (GWA) handles all manner of U.S. government financial transactions.

  • Cybersecurity help exists, focusing it is the trick

    There are a <a href="http://www.networkworld.com/community/blog/who-really-sets-global-cybersecurity-standard">ton of groups</a> out there that offer <a href="http://www.networkworld.com/community/node/62089">cybersecurty</a> help and guidance, the trick, it seems is finding he right one for you organization.

  • Mobile shopping had monster holiday season

    Sales and traffic from mobile devices to online retailers during the holidays doubled over 2012 with <a href="http://www.networkworld.com/slideshows/2009/060309-apple-quiz.html">Apple</a> <a href="https://www.networkworld.com/slideshows/2010/120101-iphone-quiz.html">iPhone</a> and <a href="http://www.networkworld.com/news/2010/111910-apple-ipad-resources.html">iPad</a> users leading the charge, according to research from IBM.

  • Do you know your cyberthreats?

    The watchdogs at the Government Accountability Office this week issued a report that takes a look at what information, or guidance as they call it, is available to help government agencies and public sector companies bulk up their cybersecurity efforts.