Following is a sampling of information technology articles that news outlets recently posted.
Business continuity plans helped Qualcomm and San Diego County keep going despite system overload, employee evacuations and other consequences of the fires.
The Storm worm fights back against security researchers that seek to destroy it. Those discovered trying to defeat the worm suffer DDoS attacks.
During the first half of 2007, Microsoft's Malicious Software Removal Tool detected 31.6 million phishing scams -- an increase of more than 150 percent over the previous six months -- and tracked a 500 percent increase in Trojan downloaders and droppers, according to the company's latest Security Intelligence Report.
The CIO Council is formally addressing privacy issues, much the same way it looks at enterprise architecture, best practices and workforce challenges.
Duke officials warn if Congress moves ahead with proposed legislation requiring private universities to verify the status of employees with a national electronic system, some Duke employees could lose their jobs or even be deported.
Lawmakers on Wednesday will press Boeing Co. and senior government officials on the status of the first high-tech "virtual fence" at the nation's borders, after nearly a five-month delay caused by a computer glitch.
The chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee called on the Bush administration yesterday to delay the planned launch of a multi- billion-dollar cybersecurity initiative so that Congress could have time to evaluate it.
With the federal government lagging behind on its plans to implement the use of electronic passports, identification cards and driver's licenses, biometric vendors are targeting a new market: schools.
The U.S. post office forwards letters when a person moves, and telephone companies do likewise with calls. Should Internet companies be required to forward e-mails to customers who switch providers?
City officials last week issued a request for qualifications for a project that would put high-resolution digital cameras on the city's street sweepers. The surveillance cameras would take photos of illegally parked vehicles and the vehicles' license plates.
-- Compiled by Melanie Bender.
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