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May 12, 2004 | Richard B. Schmitt, Times Staff Writer
The critical software central to a massive upgrade of the FBI's computer system fails to support the bureau's new counterterrorism mission and should be redesigned, a panel of scientists said Tuesday. The criticism is in a report by a committee affiliated with the National Academy of Sciences, which was invited by the FBI to review the progress of a $600-million upgrade of the bureau's aging computer network. Conceived more than a year before the Sept.
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February 17, 2004 | Steve Chawkins, Times Staff Writer
The kid had never been in a title bout. In fact, ChessBrain was just 3 years old and had never gone one-on-one with a human being, let alone one of Denmark's top players, ranked 53rd in the world. But there they were on a snowy night in Copenhagen, eager to engage in battle. The Jan.
BUSINESS
June 13, 2003 | From Reuters
An international technical body put its stamp of approval on wireless Internet technology that can transmit data two to five times faster than existing short-range network gear known as Wi-Fi, or 802.11b. The Institute of Electrical Electronics Engineers, a technology standard-setting body, said it had approved the new network standard, called 802.11g, a move analysts said would encourage business to use the gear.
BUSINESS
June 13, 2003
The Pentagon approved a $900-million project to build a high-speed fiber optic network connecting U.S. defense command posts around the world, allowing the government to begin awarding contracts to communications equipment makers. Makers of equipment and software such as Tellabs Inc., Lucent Technologies Inc. and Juniper Networks Inc., which all have suffered a slump in demand for their products, have said they may submit bids for some of the contracts. From Bloomberg News
NEWS
March 29, 2003 | Joseph Menn, Times Staff Writer
A technology made famous by teenage digital music fans and since adopted by some of the world's biggest companies is making headway with the U.S. military. Various forms of peer-to-peer technology, which allows computer users to bypass central servers and connect directly with one another, are being used to plan battlefield operations in Iraq and deliver humanitarian aid. Microsoft Corp.'s NetMeeting software and programs from Groove Networks Inc. and Appian Corp.
BUSINESS
January 9, 2003 | Jon Healey, Times Staff Writer
Every year, electronics manufacturers trot out new gadgets they hope will entice consumers to plug the Internet into their home entertainment centers. Every year, consumers yawn. Now, the consumer electronics industry is betting that simpler and cheaper devices will, finally, resonate with buyers.
BUSINESS
December 18, 2002 | From Reuters
Federal prosecutors Tuesday charged a disgruntled former employee of UBS PaineWebber with fraud and accused him of trying to sabotage the brokerage's computer network with an electronic "logic bomb." The Justice Department's New Jersey district accused Roger Duronio, 60, of planting the logic bomb in about 1,000 of PaineWebber's 1,500 networked computers. So-called logic bombs are pieces of software code buried within another program that are designed to disrupt computer systems.
BUSINESS
November 22, 2002 | Jon Healey, Times Staff Writer
A group of record companies and music publishers has asked a federal judge to hold the Madster online file-sharing system in contempt of court for allegedly failing to halt piracy. The motion, filed late Wednesday, came a week after Madster told U.S. District Judge Marvin E. Aspen in Chicago that it was "impractical" to comply with a pretrial injunction he issued last month to stop copyright infringement.
NATIONAL
November 12, 2002 | From Times Wire Reports
Federal authorities have cracked the case of an international hacker who broke into roughly 100 unclassified U.S. military networks over the last year, officials said. Officials declined to identify the British citizen but said he could be indicted as early as today. U.S. authorities reportedly were weighing whether to seek his extradition from England for prosecution.
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