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A laptop that had stored on it the personal information of more than 26.5 million veterans was reportedly stolen in May from the home of an employee of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. The event was not made public until nearly three weeks later. The massive data breach resulted in a shakeup at the department, including the resignation of a deputy assistant secretary and a class action lawsuit. The stolen data may also have included information on 1.1 million active-duty service members, 430,000 National Guardsmen and 645,000 members of the Reserves.

In a move that prompted speculation about the future of Microsoft's next-generation Vista operating system, Symantec filed suit, accusing it of misappropriating technology related to a 1996 licensing agreement with Veritas. If successful, the court order would cease development or sale by ...

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