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News Brief (HTML)
May 2006 (vol. 39 no. 5)
pp. 20-22

Scientists Develop New Digital-Content Protection Technology

Researchers have developed a new digital-content protection technology that is designed to eliminate unauthorized usage, copying, and distribution of multimedia and text.

US Tests Energy-Monitoring Grid Program

A new US Department of Energy project will utilize computer technology to monitor participating consumers' electricity consumption in real time to help decrease usage, particularly during periods of strain on power systems.

Cognitive Radios Address Spectrum Allocation

Rather than operating in a preset frequency range, cognitive radios use software to dynamically detect and exploit unused or underused radio frequencies.

Index Terms:
Digital-content protection technology, Collusion attacks, Security, Grid computing, Intelligent technologies, Cognitive radios, Spectrum allocation
Citation:
Linda Daily Paulson, "News Brief," Computer, vol. 39, no. 5, pp. 20-22, May 2006, doi:10.1109/MC.2006.174
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