By ANICK JESDANUNAP Technology Writer
NEW YORK (AP) - On Monday, the FBI turned off servers that had allowed thousands of malware-stricken computers to continue using the Internet. The personal computers - both Windows PCs and Macs - are corrupted by a virus known as DNSChanger. Without the
By BARBARA ORTUTAY and LOLITA C. BALDORAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - If you're reading this online, you're fine. The day that was supposed to see thousands of people knocked off the Internet has arrived, but only a few people were affected.
Thousands of Internet users across the U.S
YAHOO.COM - The Great Internet Blackout of
2012, which the FBI feared could impact thousands of Internet users,
came and went with little more than a whimper on Monday, as the
so-called "Doomsday" deadline passed with few reports of outages.
At 12:01 a.m. EDT, the FBI shut
down temporary servers it
By MARGIE MASON and SOPHENG CHEANGAssociated Press
PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) - A deadly form of a common childhood illness has been linked to the mysterious child deaths in Cambodia that sparked alarm after a cause could not immediately be determined, health officials said Monday.
Lab tests have
By LAURAN NEERGAARDAP Medical Writer
WASHINGTON (AP) - An AIDS-free generation: It seems an audacious goal, considering how the HIV epidemic still is raging around the world.
Yet more than 20,000 international HIV researchers and activists will gather in the
By LOLITA C. BALDORAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - Despite repeated alerts, tens of thousands of Americans may still lose their Internet service Monday unless they do a quick check of their computers for malware that could have taken over their machines more than a year ago
MSNBC.COM - Federal health officials have approved the first at-home test to detect HIV antibodies, a move aimed at identifying and treating the estimated 20 percent of infected people in the U.S. who don't know they have the virus that causes AIDS.
Food and Drug Administration officials
By MATTHEW PERRONEAP Health Writer
WASHINGTON (AP) - Americans will soon be able to test themselves in the privacy of their own homes for the virus that causes AIDS, now that the Food and Drug Administration has approved the first rapid, over-the-counter HIV test
By JOHN CHRISTOFFERSENAssociated Press
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - A former Peace Corps volunteer admitted Wednesday he sexually abused four young girls while serving in South Africa.
Jesse Osmun pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court in Hartford to traveling from
ATLANTA (AP) - Would you go to a drugstore to get tested for AIDS? Health officials want to know, and they're setting up a pilot program to find out. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced plans Tuesday to offer rapid HIV tests at drugstores