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First Heartbleed attack reported; taxpayer data stolen

Canadian police arrest a man they say used the notorious bug to nab about 900 social insurance numbers, along with other possible data.

By Apr. 16, 2014

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Green-tech taxpayer Thanksgiving (photos)

Large recipients of DOE American Recovery and Reinvestment Act funds may want to be thankful this year to U.S. taxpayers.

7 Images By Nov. 25, 2010

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Taxpayer data at risk from IRS security flaws

Government Accountability Office report says weak passwords, inadequate access controls, and lax patch management make IRS data vulnerable.

By Mar. 23, 2010

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How to blow $3 million in taxpayer funds (UPDATED)

Open source balances risk between buyers and vendors. Here's just one example of how the U.S. federal government could have saved itself a lot of money.

By Jul. 29, 2007

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Vinod Khosla slams '60 Minutes' for clean tech report

Venture capitalist calls report, which featured him and one of his portfolio companies, an "agenda-driven bastardization of news reporting."

By Jan. 14, 2014

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LeBron's Instagram boast makes trouble for police

Miami police admit they went against their own procedures by stopping traffic and escorting the Heat star to get to a concert on time. How did people find out? Why, James posted an Instagram movie.

By Aug. 20, 2013

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Police firing GPS tracking 'bullets' at cars during chases

In Iowa and Florida, they have a new method of chasing suspects. The police car's grill opens up and out is projected a better method of keeping up with the vehicle they're chasing.

By Oct. 25, 2013

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Chromebleed alerts sites vulnerable to Heartbleed

Chrome extension Chromebleed runs in the background and warns you when you open a site that has yet to be patched for the Heartbleed bug.

By Apr. 17, 2014

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IRS remains mum on taxpayers' e-mail privacy rights

The IRS is not answering questions about internal documents showing the agency believes Americans have "generally no privacy" in their e-mail, Facebook chats, and Twitter direct messages.

By Apr. 15, 2013

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IRS chief: We'll rewrite our e-mail search policy

Still unclear is whether taxpayers' other private communications, including on Facebook and Twitter, will receive the same treatment.

By Apr. 16, 2013