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NCS 8/9/11

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The world of government and hacking could soon collide.  The U.S. just launched a program called Cyber Fast Track.  It will fund what the government calls quick and dirty security research projects. The program launched at this year’s Black Hat conference in Las Vegas and will accept proposals for research projects lasting up to 12 months offering new benefits for the US defense and military agencies.

The Philippines is turning to the Internet to help catch child predators.  The country’s primary investigative agency—Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG)—has launched a website where people can report internet-related crimes involving children.  The website, called “Angel Net,” will serve as an online complaint center on incidents of identity theft, and other cybercrimes involving children. 

You can add Paul McCartney to the many people allegedly hacked by reporters from the now defunct News of the World Newspaper.  The former Beatle addressed reporters and confirmed that he has been drawn into the UK hacking scandal.

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