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Bill to require warrants to search emails gains steam in the House

By Alina Selyukh WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A bill to force government agencies to get warrants before they access the email of people under investigation advanced in the U.S. House of Representatives on Wednesday after a majority of lawmakers signed on as co-sponsors. Advocates of the reform, which have included large…

Government takes note as Cubans flock to foreign television

Cubans are addicted to foreign telenovelas, pirated and sold on cheap thumb drives — prompting the government Thursday to urge state broadcasters to work harder to keep viewers. Only foreign residents, government agencies and hotels are allowed to have satellite dishes on the Communist-run island, leaving most residents with no…

FBI chief warns cyber crime on par with terrorism

FBI director Robert Mueller warned a gathering of Internet security specialists that the threat of cyber attacks rivals terrorism as a national security concern. The only way to combat cyber assaults is for police, intelligence agencies and private companies to join forces, Mueller said during a presentation at an annual…

IBM buys Irish software company

NEW YORK — US computer giant IBM said Monday that it has bought Curam Software, an Irish company that makes programs used by government agencies to deliver social services to citizens. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed. IBM said Curam software is used in more than 80 government…

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