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Wednesday: March 24, 2010

Security flaws over at the IRS could mean that your personal data might be at risk.Security flaws over at the IRS could mean that your personal data might be at risk.

The Internal Revenue Service's failure to use strong passwords, install patches quickly, and adequately control access to computer systems and information makes the system vulnerable to insider threats and attacks from outside, a new government report concludes.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Security @ 6:42 AM | Tags (12) | taxes | security | risk | irs | data | exposed | cnet | passwords | weak | control | systems | vulnerable |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 2 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: August 21, 2009

Five of the most expensive U.S. military vehicles to date.Five of the most expensive U.S. military vehicles to date.

Want to build your very own aircraft carrier? You'll need about 4.5 billion bucks. Good luck.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Scary @ 8:00 AM | Tags (6) | military | expensive | taxes | scary | vehicles | money |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 81 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: July 6, 2009

Japan orders Amazon.com to pay up on back taxes.Japan orders Amazon.com to pay up on back taxes.

There goes about fourteen billion yen ($119 million).

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interwebs @ 12:15 PM | Tags (3) | amazon | japan | taxes |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 12 Clicks | Posted by Vin


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