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Apple has more cash than U.S. Treasury

Apple has more cash than U.S. Treasury

Maybe the cash-strapped U.S. government should start selling iPads. According to the latest statement from the U.S. Treasury, the government had an operating cash balance Wednesday of $73.8 billion. That's still a lot of money, but it's less than what Steve Jobs has lying around.


US warns airlines: Terrorists interested in putting bombs inside humans to attack

US warns airlines: Terrorists interested in putting bombs inside humans to attack

The U.S. government has warned domestic and international airlines that some terrorists are considering surgically implanting explosives into humans to carry out attacks, The Associated Press has learned. There is no intelligence pointing to a specific plot, but the U.S. shared its concerns last week with executives at domestic and international carriers. People traveling to the U.S. from overseas may experience additional screening at airports because of the threat, according to the Transportation Security Administration.

Senh: This is straight out of science fiction movies involving terrorism.


US to use Facebook, Twitter to issue terror alerts

US to use Facebook, Twitter to issue terror alerts

The U.S. government's new system to replace the five color-coded terror alerts will have two levels of warnings - elevated and imminent - that will be relayed to the public only under certain circumstances for limited periods of time, sometimes using Facebook and Twitter, according to a draft Homeland Security Department plan obtained by The Associated Press....

Senh: What if the internet goes down?


Exclusive: Obama authorizes secret support for Libya rebels

President Barack Obama has signed a secret order authorizing covert U.S. government support for rebel forces seeking to oust Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi, government officials told Reuters on Wednesday.


The U.S.'s Weak Legal Case Against WikiLeaks

So now that WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has been rounded up in Britain on a warrant out of Sweden, where he's wanted for questioning in two sex assault cases, what would it take for the US government to prosecute him for publishing ...


U.S. tries to secure networks as hackers advance

It will take several more years for the U.S. government to fully install high-tech systems to block computer intrusions, a drawn-out timeline that enables criminals to become more adept at stealing sensitive data, experts say.


China hijacks 15 per cent of world's internet traffic

China hijacks 15 per cent of world's internet traffic

China hijacked 15 per cent of the world's internet traffic for 18 minutes earlier this year, including highly sensitive email exchanges between senior US government and military figures, a report to the US Congress said.


U.S. to pay $760 million for mistreating Indian farmers

The US government will spend up to $760 million to compensate American Indian farmers who were unfairly denied loans by the Agriculture Department, the Obama administration announced on Tuesday.


Feds: Scientist tried to sell secrets to Israel

A former U.S. government scientist who served in sensitive positions on classified aerospace projects has been arrested and charged with trying to deliver classified information to someone he thought was an Israeli intelligence official.


US accuses Dish of violating do-not-call list

The U.S. government and four states sued Dish Network Corp on Wednesday, accusing the satellite television provider of assisting its
authorized dealers in calling consumers with recorded telemarketing messages.


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