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CFA

(Computer Fraud and Abuse Act of 1986) Signed into law in 1986, the CFA was a significant step forward in criminalizing unauthorized access to computer systems and networks. The Act applies to "federal interest computers" that include any system used by the U.S. government as well as most financial institutions. It says that unauthorized penetration or other damage to such systems is a felony, as is trafficking in password or other access codes.

Violators are subject to fines of up to USD $250,000 per incident and up to 10 years in prison. Updates to the CFA passed in 1994 extended coverage to dissemination of viruses and worms. For more information, visit www.law.cornell.edu, and look up "Title 18, 1030." See also CompactFlash Association.
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They should begin by pursuing complete emancipation from France, abandoning the CFA franc, and building relations with China and other countries, who want to pursue mutually beneficial trade and business with Africa.
The charge for such vaccinations at the urban government-run veterinary clinic and the 3 private veterinary practices of N'Djamena was 3,000-5,000 CFA francs (US $5.
The system provides a bonus payment of 12 CFA francs (US [cents] 4) per kg for coffee free of black beans, withholding 0.
With market capitalisation having doubled in three years - standing at 7458 billion CFA francs (around $13.
The cost of a seat in any vehicle travelling to Zinder had nearly tripled to 15,000 CFA francs ($26), he said.
The award will help them ensure that 40 million CFA francs (U.
This year, it is estimated to cost 12 billion CFA Francs (over 25 million U.
Niamey has called for further contributions from investors to the country's infrastructure and its decision to award a further permit to CNPC follows an announcement that the Chinese firm would invest 100 billion CFA francs to construct roads in eastern Niger.
The court in the capital Yaounde found the two guilty of embezzling 24 billion CFA francs ($47.
We have seen in his inheritance declaration that the assets are worth over 4 billion CFA francs (around $6 million).