A paper warrant is nice for obtaining private Internet communications, but police want something a bit quicker.
Cybercrime investigators--frustrated by the speed of traditional methods of faxing, mailing, or e-mailing companies these documents--arelinking police computers with those of Internet and e-mail providers so requests can be sent and received electronically.
CNET has reviewed a survey released at a federal task force meeting that says law enforcement agencies are virtually unanimous in calling for such an interface to be created. Eighty-nine percent of police surveyed, it says, want to be able to "exchange legal process requests and responses to legal process" through an encrypted, police-only "nationwide computer network."
A relatively small group of 100 police working on Internet investigations reports submitting as many as 22,800 legal requests for information a year to Internet providers.
As the world's largest automaker recalls millions of cars to replace sticky accelerator pedals, safety questions arise related to car electronics.
After almost a year, the company is now allowing people to use the SlingPlayer app on the iPhone over its 3G wireless network.
The popular new operating system accounts for 1 in 10 computers accessing the Web, according to Net Applications.
U.S. senators and representatives hold hearings to question the executives of the cable giant and the media conglomerate about the proposed merger.
One industry analyst says Apple could sell 2 million iPads in 2010 and an additional six million in 2011.
Although no one should be surprised about the three films that were nominated for visual effects, the folks behind '2012' are probably feeling pretty sore today.
John Chambers, CEO for the networking giant, said he saw positive results across the board and indicated the economic environment is improving globally.
When it comes to social networking, Google has made one misstep after another. Now it's formed a 'Social Web Team' to try to straighten things out, once and for all.
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