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It’s Not That I Don’t Trust You…

How’s this for romance: Last December, the transition team of then Mayor-elect Vince Gray ordered a full background check of Gray’s girlfriend, Linda Greene. Among the 800 or so emails that were released yesterday to the D.C. Council committee investigating hiring practices in the Gray administration is a note from private investigator Ken Cummins (the very first Loose Lips), notifying Gray …

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Execs break their own rules when it comes to mobile policy

As awareness of the security risks around corporate mobile devices grow, the number of Canadian companies employing mobile device management (MDM) tools has jumped. However, a recent survey indicates that the leading violators of mobile security policies are company executives. In an online survey of 500 information security professionals from all industry sectors across Canada, Telus Corp. found that 45 …

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New financial reporting format to enable data sharing among company watchdogs

NEW DELHI: The government hopes to improve surveillance of companies through the introduction of a new financial reporting format that will make data accessible to all regulators. The new reporting tool, mandatory for large companies from July, will help the government prevent financial frauds like the Satyam scam, as filings made by a company before its primary regulator will be …

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Hedge fund boss accused of spying on employees

The woman was, in fact, Laura Merts, a Dutch spy, who was trained in “unarmed combat” and “counter-terrorism” and who had been hired by Ms Ambrosiadou to spy on them, he says. The woman “went out of her way” to befriend the couple and quickly became a trusted family friend, spending Christmas with them and often looking after their young …

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‘Good Wife’ deftly plays off real scandals

Had the sexual assault charges against Dominique Strauss-Kahn, former managing director of the International Monetary Fund, never surfaced, “The Good Wife” would have invented them. It is easy to imagine that the writers are already mining a story from his ugly circumstances for a forthcoming script. (And then moving on to an episode about Arnold Schwarzenegger.) The details would change …

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How Arnold got busted

(CNN) — This time, there was no “gotcha” moment, no kill-the-messenger pushback. Asked for comment about a child born out of wedlock, Arnold Schwarzenegger’s camp simply gave up the goods. It was quick, clean, surgical. Schwarzenegger wasn’t given a way out, the reporter who broke the story tells Howard Kurtz on Sunday’s “Reliable Sources” on CNN. There was nothing to …

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Qakbot virus risks creating powerful botnet

The latest version of Qakbot has spread amongst corporate computers, leading security firm Symantec to issue a warning that companies need to beware of the bot’s worm-like propagation. Between early April and early May, Symantec researchers saw the number of Qakbot-infected computers jump to more than 200,000, much higher than average, according to a report (http://www NULL.symantec NULL.com/connect/blogs/w32qakbot-under-surface) released by …

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Ground Labs to Present at Visa Security Summit 2011 in Jakarta on Cardholder Data Discovery for Merchant PCI Compliance

SYDNEY, May 23, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — Ground Labs, the renowned developer of the leading cardholder data discovery tools Card Recon and Enterprise Recon, has confirmed its sponsorship of the Visa Security Summit 2011 in Jakarta, Indonesia. As part of its corporate sponsorship, Stephen Cavey, Director of Corporate Development for Ground Labs, will speak in a focus session on Tuesday, May …

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Can Macs beat PCs in the corporate world?

New York – Apple computers are making big gains with business customers, helped by a “halo effect” from the tech leader’s ubiquitous iPhones and iPads The iPad and iPhone may get all the buzz, but Apple’s recent success has extended to another item: the Mac. Sales of Apple computers have grown faster than sales of PCs for the last five …

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Cisco Accused Of Helping Chinese Police Track Dissidents

Networking equipment maker Cisco and its top executives were sued last week in San Jose, Calif., for allegedly providing censorship and surveillance technology to China in violation of the Alien Torts Statute. The Alien Torts Statute allows individuals to file claims in U.S. courts over violations of the law of nations or a U.S. treaty. It has become a tool …

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