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'Flame' Virus Fuels Political Heat Over Cyber Threats

A United Nations agency has raised alarms about the Flame virus, which may have been designed for use against Iran. Skeptics say the announcement was more about politics than global security.
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As The Worm Turns: Cybersecurity Expert Tracks Blowback From Stuxnet

The computer worm that took down Iranian centrifuges turns out to have been made in the USA. Cyberthreat expert Eric Byres suspects the Iranians are trying to turn it back against the U.S.
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Pakistan: 'Terror State' Or American Ally?

Tensions continue to grow between the U.S. and Pakistan. In an article in the National Journal, Michael Hirsh writes, "Washington and other capitals continue to watch, helplessly, as a middle-sized developing country defies a superpower and the NATO alliance with virtual impunity."
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For U.S. Troops, One More Big Push In Afghanistan

U.S. soldiers are trying to deal a crippling blow to the Taliban in the eastern Afghan province of Ghazni. It's one of the last major Taliban strongholds, but the American forces are trying to do the job on a short timetable.
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Watching Big Brother: Privacy Board Delayed

An oversight board designed to protect privacy rights by making sure the government doesn't overstep its bounds has been authorized for years. But politics seems to be getting in the way of launching the panel.

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