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* The International Atomic Energy Agency pulled a Web site after the New York Times questioned if the material contained therein offered too much practical information on how to build an atomic bomb. The site, called the Operation Iraqi Freedom Document Portal, originally contained material about Iraq's nuclear research.

*Does the globalization of software production pose a vulnerability to the Defense Department? Business Week reported on how Pentagon officials fear that malicious code from foreign sources could be hidden inside of the commercial software packages being used by the military.

*Short of Arabic translators, the Defense Department is increasingly looking at using software-based translators, the Washington Post reports. The state of the technology seems to be moving from tools that simply translate one language into another and towards real-time two-way translation devices, thanks to some early work from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency.

Posted by Joab Jackson on Nov 03, 2006 at 9:39 AM


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