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NYC students, hackers train for cybersecurity jobs

NEW YORK (AP) — Every week, a group of teenagers and 20-somethings dressed in hoodies get together in a tiny room on a college campus and plug in their laptops. They turn up the music, order pizza and begin furiously hacking into computer networks.

04/11/2013

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High-skilled visa requests exceed supply in 1 week

WASHINGTON (AP) — Homeland Security has received more applications for high-skilled immigration visas than are available and will use a lottery to select which companies will receive them and then pass them on to prospective employees.

04/05/2013

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Apple blocks Java on Macs due to vulnerabilities

NEW YORK (AP) — Mac computers have stopped running programs written using the Java programming language in their browsers, as Apple blocked it because of security problems.

01/31/2013

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Lawmaker probes arrest of sex offender Hill intern

WASHINGTON (AP) – A Republican congressman asked the Obama administration Friday why it delayed for weeks the arrest of a registered sex offender who was living illegally in the U.S. and working for a Democratic senator.

12/14/2012

White House says it thwarted cyberattack

WASHINGTON (AP) – The White House is acknowledging an attempt to infiltrate its computer system, but says it thwarted the effort and that no classified networks were threatened. White House spokesman Jay Carney told reporters […]

10/02/2012

Attorney: NC sheriff won't settle profiling claims

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) – An attorney for a North Carolina sheriff accused of illegally arresting Latinos without probable cause to boost deportations says the lawman isn’t interested in a settlement with the U.S. Justice Department. […]

09/26/2012

DHS approves 29 for delayed deportation

WASHINGTON (AP) – With less than two months to go before the Nov. 6 election, the Obama administration has approved applications from 29 illegal immigrants hoping to avoid deportation and get a work permit, the […]

09/14/2012

Cybersecurity draft order seeks to improve US digital defenses

WASHINGTON (AP) – The Obama administration is preparing an executive order with new rules to protect U.S. computer systems, after Congress failed earlier this summer to pass a cybersecurity bill. The provisions include voluntary standards […]

09/10/2012

Government launches new immigration program

(AP) – Young illegal immigrants are scrambling to get passports and other records they will need to apply for a new Homeland Security Department program to let them stay in the U.S. and get work […]

08/15/2012

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