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JPL workers seek federal probe into stolen NASA laptop

Several Jet Propulsion Laboratory workers Wednesday urged Congress to investigate the October theft of a NASA laptop that put their sensitive personal information at risk.
The employees also said they are contemplating a class-action lawsuit.
The unencrypted laptop was stolen Oct. 31 from a parked car in Washington, D.C. It contained personal information on more than 10,000 NASA employees, including contractors such as JPL.

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Stolen NASA PC held space station control codes

A laptop stolen from NASA last year contained command codes used to control the International Space Station, an internal investigation has found.
The laptop, which was not encrypted, was among dozens of mobile devices lost or stolen in recent years that contained sensitive information, the space agency's inspector general told Congress in testimony highlighting NASA's security challenges.

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