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Business 15 Jan 2010 | 12:00 AM

China replies to Google threat to pull out of China(update)

SAN FRANCISCO: China's government gave little indication Thursday that it is willing to loosen its control over Internet search results, pushing Google Inc. closer to the brink of closing up shop and leaving the country.hr noshade size=-1 width=50%>

World 06 Jan 2010 | 12:00 AM

Canada to use full-body scanners for U.S. flights

OTTAWA (Reuters) - Canada plans to introduce full-body scanners at all its major international airports to tighten security after the failed attack last month on a U.S.-bound plane, the government said on Tuesday.

World 31 Dec 2009 | 12:00 AM

Dutch, Nigerians to use full-body scans for flights

THE HAGUE (Reuters) - The Netherlands and Nigeria said on Wednesday they would use full-body scanners at airports after a failed Christmas Day attack on a U.S.-bound plane by a 23-year-old Nigerian suspect who passed through both countries.

World 31 Dec 2009 | 12:00 AM

Dutch, Nigerians to use full-body scans for flights

THE HAGUE (Reuters) - The Netherlands and Nigeria said on Wednesday they would use full-body scanners at airports after a failed Christmas Day attack on a U.S.-bound plane by a 23-year-old Nigerian suspect who passed through both countries.

World 31 Dec 2009 | 12:00 AM

U.S. airport security irks, but passengers cope

CHICAGO (Reuters) - First it was pocket knives and nail clippers. Then it was shoes. Then liquids. Now the government may want a closer look at your underwear after a botched attempt to blow up a U.S. airliner on Christmas Day.

World 28 Dec 2009 | 12:00 AM

Dutch plan new airport scanners after Detroit scare

AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - Dutch airport authorities said on Monday they planned to make new, more sensitive passenger scanners mandatory after a Nigerian man passed through Schiphol Airport security last week with hidden explosives on his body.

Business 20 Jul 2009 | 12:00 AM

US' 2nd largest city looks to dumping own computer network for Google e-mail

LOS ANGELES: Security and privacy concerns have been raised over a multimillion-dollar proposal by Los Angeles to tap Google Inc.'s Internet-based services for government e-mail, police records and other confidential data.

Business 21 Jun 2009 | 12:00 AM

Google tricycle snaps views from walkways

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Google's Street View cameras are now traveling by bike to capture images of some areas not accessible by cars.

Business 07 Jun 2009 | 12:00 AM

Japan explores using cell phones to stop pandemics

TOKYO (AP): A few months from now, a highly contagious disease will spread through a Japanese elementary school. The epidemic will start with several unwitting children, who will infect others as they attend classes and wander the halls.

Lifestyle 24 Feb 2009 | 12:00 AM

Breach of trust

The claim to personal privacy is a cherished ideal. However, it is not always guaranteed, especially when public figures are involved.