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Virtual Reality Flight Simulation Computer; Selection of Components for Optimum Performance

By Bruckler, J., Garcia, J., Garcia, J.M., & Hutchison, R. Summary of Findings: Upgrading the base system CPU from an Intel i7-9900K CPU to an Intel i9-9900K CPU made a significant improvement to system performance. Adding RAM from 16GB to 32 GB made a noticeable improvement to read/write speeds and overall performance. Upgrading the RAM …

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Vast majority of global cyber-espionage emanates from China, report finds

The Washington Postwww.washingtonpost.comBy Craig TimbergRetrieved 25 Apr 2013Go to Original ArticleBy Craig Timberg     Video:  Government and business leaders in the United States and around the world are rushing to build better defenses – and prepare for the coming battles in the digital universe. To succeed, they must understand one of the most complex, man-made environments …

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Idaho Hospice Group to Pay HIPAA Settlement

Healthcare IT Newshttp://www.healthcareitnews.comErin McCann,Associate EditorRetrieved April 15, 2013Go to Original Article First-of-its-kind HIPAA settlement announced, Idaho hospice group to pay $50,000 fine levied for breach involving fewer than 500 patients WASHINGTON | January 2, 2013 In what’s been billed as the first HIPAA breach settlement involving fewer than 500 patients, Hospice of North Idaho (HONI) …

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Data Protection in Europe

Retrieved 21Mar13Contact: Anne Grauenhorst, CASED, Germanyhttp://dataprotectioneu.eu/Go to Original Article More than 90 Leading European Academics are taking a position This position has been signed by more than 90 leading senior academics from across Europe, from disciplines such as Computer Science, Law, Economics and Business Administration. The automatic processing of personal data is growing at an …

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Twitter: Hackers target 250,000 users

BBC Newswww.bbc.co.ukBy Rory Cellan-JonesRetreieved Feburary 4th, 2013Go to original article A quarter of a million Twitter users have had their accounts compromised in the latest of a string of high-profile internet security breaches. Twitter’s information security director Bob Lord said about 250,000 users’ passwords had been stolen, as well as usernames, emails and other data. …

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Pennsylvania E-waste Recycling Law to take effect

Courtesy of Silvanus360http://www.silvanus360.comRetrieved 21 Jan 2013 Pennsylvania E-waste Recycling Law to take effect   Beginning Jan. 24, a disposal ban on a host of electronic devices — the final provision of the Pennsylvania Covered Device Recycling Act, signed into law by former Gov. Ed Rendell in 2010 — will go into effect. As mandated by …

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Personal data for home care workers, recipients lost in the mail

Los Angeles Timeswww.latimes.comBy Chris Megerian, chris.megerian@latimes.com May 12, 2012, 4:19 p.m. Retrieved 17 May 2012 Go to Original Article   Personal data for home care workers, recipients lost in the mail Sensitive information for more than 700,000 people involved with California’s In-Home Supportive Services program may have been compromised when a package arrived in Riverside damaged …

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BlueCross to pay $1.5 million

www.Nooga.comRetrieved April 20, 2012Go to original Article   BlueCross to pay $1.5 million in settlement after 2009 hard drive data theft BlueCross leaders also agree to ongoing security monitoring in settlement Leaders of BlueCross BlueShield have reached an agreement with officials from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights to …

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