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FTC: Identity theft is the plague of the country

The Federal Trade Commission today issued its annual look at what consumers in the United States are complaining about the most.

IRS warns of leading tax scams

The U.S. tax agency releases its "Dirty Dozen" of leading tax scams that have surfaced, urging consumers to take care.

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Websites busted for pushing counterfeit Super Bowl gear

As in the past few years, the U.S. Customs agency teamed with the NFL to cut into the lucrative counterfeit sports gear market.

The FTC says identity theft retains its throne as No.1 consumer scourge

Identity theft is the top consumer complaint to the Federal Trade Commission for the 13th year in a row.

10 common mobile security problems to attack

When it comes to security, most mobile devices are a target waiting to be attacked. That's pretty much the conclusion of a report to Congress on the status of the security of mobile devices this week by watchdogs at the Government Accountability Office.

IBM Pumps Up High-end Mainframe Speed, Capacity

Backed by $1 billion in R&D, IBM's mainframe gets record speed and storage to handle heavy-duty business.

Federal Judges to Discourage Social Media Use by Jurors

Federal judges are getting new instructions on how to discourage juror use of social media via mobile or other computing devices during a trial.

Federal Watchdog Calls on FCC to Reassess Mobile Phone Radiation Issues

The Government Accountability Office today said the FCC should reassess and possibly change its regulations regarding mobile phone radiation.

Outsourcers Don't Miss a Beat in Face of Massive India Power Outage

The massive power outages across most of northern India have not affected the software development, back office operations and services work that emanates from the country.

Who is Threatening the Security of Your Network?

The most common sources of cyberthreats.

Can Advanced Technologies Really Help Curb Highway Congestion?

Few things can ruin your day like a big traffic jam.

IBM: Internet Security Better, Exploits Worse

IBM says there's less spam, but automated password guessing and mobile exploits are on the rise.

FBI: Cyberattacks May Soon Be No. 1 Threat to U.S.

The leaders of the Department of Defense and the Federal Bureau of Investigation this week separately expressed concern over the increasing numbers of cyberattacks.

NASA CIO: You Know You're a Geek If...

NASA CIO looks to define the Geek community, sort of.

Steve Jobs' FBI File is Released

The 191-page document dates from a 1991 background check when Apple's founder was being considered for a position on the President's Export Council.