Congress Proposes Funding For School Surveillance Cameras

The Threat Level blog from Wired.com is reporting on a proposal in congress that would provide millions of dollars for the funding of video surveillance cameras to be used in US elementary schools. On April 17, federal lawmakers will have a hearing on a proposal that allows public schools to use millions in federal grants […]

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RFID Chips Being Used To Monitor Las Vegas Bartenders

ComputerWorld.com is reporting on a new and unique use for RFID ( Radio Frequency Identification ) chips by a prominent Las Vegas casino. According to the article, RFID chips are being inserted in the pouring spouts of liquor bottles to measure the flow of alcohol being poured by bartenders at MGM Mirage casinos. The RFID […]

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7 Tips For Fighting Identity Theft

Wired.com’s How-To Wiki has published the following tips for helping consumers fight identity theft: 1. You can opt out of pre-screened credit card mailings by calling 888-5OPTOUT ( 888-567-8688 ). This stops identity thieves from stealing your mail and getting credit lines in your name. 2. You should check your credit reports regularly. US federal […]

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Home Security System & YouTube Video Catch Thieves

CNet News is reporting on how an Indiana man named Fred Thompson used a homemade, automated security system connected to his personal computer to catch thieves who broke into his house. Thompson’s interest in automated, do-it-yourself home security started after his home in Fort Wayne, Indiana was burglarized. He responded to the first burglary by […]

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Cyber Criminals Targeting Social Network Users

Computer security software vendor Symantec released an analysis of cyber crime activity for the 2nd half of 2007. Their findings show that two social networking sites together were the target of over 90 percent of U.S. phishing web sites. The two favorite social networks used by cyber criminals and phishers are, not surprisingly, Myspace.com and […]

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