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Submission + - U.S. Government Demands For Google User Info Surge (talkingpointsmemo.com)

An anonymous reader writes: US law enforcement requests for user data from Google surged by 29% in the past six months. Google says that the numbers show that the U.S. needs to reform its out-of-date digtial privacy law, the Electronic Communications Privacy Act.
Botnet

US Reigns As Most Bot-Infected Country 121

Trailrunner7 writes "The US has by far the highest number of bot-infected computers of any country in the world, with nearly four times as many infected PCs as the country in second place, Brazil, according to a new report by Microsoft. The quarterly report on malicious software and Internet attacks shows that while some of the major botnets have been curtailed in recent months, the networks of infected PCs still represent a huge threat."

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