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The operating system dominates the online world, but a rift exists between its creator and security experts.
It is currently floating over Pennsylvania, breaking power lines and wandering aimlessly.
As the Web arrived in the 1990s, tech giants churned out flawed products, unleashing bugs that persist today.
A key protocol created as a short-term solution in 1989 is designed to automatically trust users, a flaw that leaves the network ripe for attack.
Scientists worried about intruders and military threats, but they didn’t anticipate that the network’s users would attack one another.
The ACLU will press for answers about the secret flights, which used infrared technology to monitor movements.
Government agencies promise confidentiality to tipsters. But experts say that’s impossible without encryption.
The nation is buying IP addresses and bolstering high-speed cell service, widening Web access for its citizens.
Former employees allege the company should have done more to protect consumers from tax fraud.
Companies and U.S. agencies scramble to fix a newly discovered security hole. Hundreds of thousands of sites such as Whitehouse.gov, NSA.gov and FBI.gov are vulnerable.