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President Obama will announce the creation of a “cyber czar” to oversee the protection of our nation’s computer infrastructure. This person would coordinate the effort to protect government and private computer systems from hackers, criminal gangs, terrorists and spies.
The Department of Homeland Security says attacks on government and private computer networks went from approximately 4,000 four years ago, to more than 72,000 attacks last year. That's quite an increase-wow! We are thinking of booking a guest segment on the real threat to our nation’s computers and make sense of these numbers-stay tuned!
It’s another day, and another missile test in North Korea. Kim Jong Il’s regime has test fired a short-range missile from its east coast not too long ago-it’s the 6th test this week. This latest saber-rattling comes as a high-level US delegation heads to Asia, while the communist regime promises “self defense” if “provoked” by the United Nations.
Gary Tuchman follows a murder mystery at Harvard University-get this: A suspected drug dealer enters an ivy-league dormitory, an attempted robbery ensues, and the end result is a shootout leaving one person dead. At the center of this startling crime is a young woman named Chanequa N. Campbell, who will not be allowed to graduate with her class next week-steps her attorney believes are related to this on-campus killing.
This student believes she is being singled out for ‘looking different and being poor’. Her lawyer contends that if she were a Caucasian student, this probably wouldn’t have happened to her. Gary reports from Boston.
TGIF! Especially for one 13 year old named Kavya Shivashanker, our new national spelling bee champ. She nailed the title by spelling the word “Laodicean” last night, which means ‘lukewarm or indifferent in religion or politics’.
This is not a word that is familiar to those of us at CNN, as we deal with people who are the opposite on a daily basis! At least that’s my story and I’m sticking to it for why this tween knows this word and most of us don’t!
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