Cyrus Farivar

Conflict & Justice

Law and disorder in cyberspace

Cybercrime is on the rise and botnets are largely to blame. Botnets are large groups of computers that spew out spam, worms and viruses. The trouble is that international law can't keep up with the technology. Correspondent Cyrus Farivar reports.

Environment

Geo answer

The answer to today's Geo Quiz is Estonia. The BBC's Cyrus Farivar reports that country recently held its first national clean-up.

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Technology

How police license plate readers can invade your privacy

License plate readers scan plate numbers and then cross-reference them with a “hot list” of plates of wanted or stolen vehicles. The problem is that only a small fraction of the plates are on the wanted list; the rest belong to non-criminal, law-abiding people – people whose movements the government could now conceivably track.

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