Sep 28, 2011 -According to a report from the Director of National Intelligence, more than one million federal employees hold top secret clearances. The total number of people holding security clearances last year exceeded 4.2 million.
Nov 30, 2010 -The former hacker and WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange tells Forbes that his next big leak will target a major U.S. bank and explains the potential of leaks to keep capitalism ethical and markets free. "We’re creating a tremendous reputational tax on the unethical companies," Assange says.
Feb 25, 2010 -European Union interior ministers want to negotiate a new agreement on sharing bank data with U.S. counterterrorism investigators, after the European Parliament struck down an interim deal earlier this month, according to EUobserver.com.
Feb 24, 2010 -Open Source Software (OSS) is software developed collaboratively by people willing to share the code free of charge. The owners of the code do not object to its use, but some groups want use of OSS treated as piracy because they say it creates a mind-set that might lead to intellectual property theft.
Jan 13, 2010 -The Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) is calling on the public to help identify foreign governments that have not lived up to their obligations to protect U.S. intellectual property rights.
Oct 19, 2009 -The Business Software Alliance (BSA) is sending a growing flurry of takedown notices to peer-to-peer (P2P) networks and online auction sites in an effort to fight piracy, according to a new BSA report.
Aug 07, 2009 -The Obama administration may be backing away from its campaign pledge to protect national security whistleblowers, according to administration e-mail and a Senate committee's draft legislation, reports The Washington Times.
May 12, 2009 -Britain's entertainment industry is calling on the government to make Internet service providers (ISPs) police their networks by slowing or terminating the connection of users that illegally file share material online, reports BBC.com.
May 12, 2009 -Global software piracy increased in 2008, costing software vendors an estimated $53 billion dollars, according to an Agence France Presse report based on an annual survey from the Business Software Alliance and IDC.