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New threat: Computer files hidden in digital images

The emergence of software that enables hiding digital code in photographic images has given criminals a new way to disguise their activities, but researchers are working to give law enforcement advanced tools of their own to sniff out such code.

Who's connected to Internet2? Maybe your kids

Internet2 isn't just for hardcore researchers anymore. A survey by the not-for-profit consortium shows that 46,000-plus K-12 schools, libraries, museums and others are also exploiting the Internet2 backbone.

Researchers: Search engine censorship has impact

Indiana University researchers have created a Web site that highlights differences in query results provided by country-specific search engines, such as the version of Google built to accommodate China's free-speech restrictions.

Fastest network in the world highlights promise of IPv6

Internet2 Wednesday said international teams led by the University of Tokyo have broken the records for highest-bandwidth, end-to-end IP network. One upshot of the effort is that IPv6 is catching up to IPv4 in terms of its ability to handle high-perf...

Users don't trust search engines to store queries

Internet users are split over whether companies such as Google and Yahoo should turn over search information to the government, but are clearly against search companies keeping such data in the first place.

Report: The Internet is for girls, too

A new report shows that while men continue to pounce more quickly and dive more deeply into new Internet technologies, women are starting to catch up in overall 'Net use.

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