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  • The Love Bug Virus
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    The Love Bug Virus

    Witnesses testified about the “love bug” computer virus that infected over 10 million computers worldwide starting May 4th, 2000, shutting down Internet servers and corrupting files.…

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  • Year 2000 Computer Problem  Myth and Reality
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    Year 2000 Computer Problem: Myth and Reality

    Committee members heard testimony on the Year 2000 computer problem, including how Americans should prepare, the status of federal and private efforts to create contingency plans, the…

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  • The Year 2000 Computer Problem and the FAA
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    The Year 2000 Computer Problem and the FAA

    Committee members heard testimony about the readiness of airports and the airline industry for the year 2000. Witnesses testified that the Federal Aviation Administration is prepared, but has set up…

    31 views
  • The Ethics of Cloning
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    The Ethics of Cloning

    The subcommittee heard testimony on the ethics of cloning and biotechnological research. Dr. Varmus said that a “rush to legislate” against human cloning research may shackle other…

    128 views
  • Computer Security
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    Computer Security

    Committee members heard testimony concerning the threat of computer espionage and the encryption technology used to counter it. They testified about how these threats can threaten…

    215 views
  • Accuracy of Cholesterol Testing
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    Accuracy of Cholesterol Testing

    Committee members heard testimony on the accuracy of cholesterol testing. They also heard the results of a new report by the government’s General Accounting Office.

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