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Submission + - ClamAV Acquired by Sourcefire (sourcefire.com)

mmurphy000 writes: According to their press release:

Sourcefire has acquired the ClamAV project and related trademarks, as well as the copyrights held by the five principal members of the ClamAV team including project founder Tomasz Kojm. Sourcefire will also assume control of the open source ClamAV project including the ClamAV.org domain, web site and web site content and the ClamAV Sourceforge project page. In addition, the ClamAV team will remain dedicated to the project as Sourcefire employees, continuing their management of the project on a day-to-day basis.
Sourcefire are the folks who gave us the Snort intrusion detection tool.


Submission + - No RealID? You'll Need a Passport (cnn.com)

mmurphy000 writes: According to CNN:

Americans may need passports to board domestic flights or to picnic in a national park next year if they live in one of the states defying the federal Real ID Act.

Note that these are the same passports which are already shipping with RFID tags.


Submission + - Homeland Security's Automated Targeting System

mmurphy000 writes: According to CNN, "Without notifying the public, federal agents have assigned millions of international travelers, including Americans, computer-generated scores rating the risk they pose of being terrorists or criminals. The travelers are not allowed to see or directly challenge these risk assessments. The government intends to keep the scores on file for 40 years." Apparently the only notice was in the Federal Register. Choice EFF quotes in the article, to go along with their comments at the EFF site. If you have comments for the government regarding this program, the Federal Register link above provides instructions for doing so.

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