Headlines from around the web for Monday, Nov. 12, 2007
Compiled by Melanie Bender
Hundreds of CDs containing payroll information about state employees, including Social Security numbers, have either been lost or stolen over the past three years.
Federal Computer Week
Sen. Joseph Lieberman (I-Conn.), author of the E-Government Act of 2002, introduced the billâ€™s reauthorization act Nov. 7. Along with co-sponsors Sens. Susan Collins (R-Maine) and Tom Carper (D-Del.), Lieberman wants to extend nine provisions.
Rhode Island Providence Journal
A spokesman for the Rhode Island secretary of stateâ€™s office says no personal information was compromised in a hacker's attack that damaged parts of the agency's Web site.
Nineteen senators are urging Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff to expand a program offering temporary work authorizations allowing foreign students to be employed by information technology companies in the United States.
A Superior Court judge yesterday ordered eight Camden County voting machines whose totals were not counted on Election Day to be opened and the computer cartridges that record votes to be removed. County elections officials said the votes would be counted next week, with revised totals expected on Tuesday.
It may not be surprising that Web applications security software provider Cenzic contends that a large number of online programs could use some overall improvement -- but, according the company's latest research, a whopping 90 percent of all Web apps it has studied are vulnerable to some form of attack.
The governors of Kansas and Minnesota have signed on to a Google green-computing initiative, committing to spending an extra $30 per PC to make the states' PCs more environmentally friendly.
The Los Angeles Times
Although computer-assisted irrigation is not new, Spanish officials believe that no other country is organizing it at a national level. So far, 200,000 farmers have signed up for the project. By 2010, the government hopes that number rises to 500,000, representing the vast majority of the farmers who utilize irrigation in Spain.