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Google Expands 'Right To Be Forgotten' To More Websites
News  |  2/11/2016  | 
In a bid to sooth European objections over "right to be forgotten" issues, Google will scrub search results from more of its websites in Europe.
NHTSA: Google's AI 'Driver' Can Qualify For US Roads
News  |  2/10/2016  | 
In a letter to the search giant, the NHTSA indicates its support for Google's self-driving vehicles by stating the computer that pilots the car can be considered a driver.
Facebook Faces Trouble In France For Tracking Non-Users
News  |  2/9/2016  | 
The CNIL, France's data regulation authority, has issued a formal notice to Facebook, warning the social network that it needs to fairly collect data concerning the browsing activity of Internet users who do not have an account.
Google Fiber Expansion Coming To Public Housing
News  |  2/4/2016  | 
Google continues the expansion of its Fiber Internet service by offering free connections for families in public housing, starting in Kansas City. The search giant is already offering free WiFi service in some public housing developments.
Microsoft Giving Nonprofits $1 Billion In Cloud Services
News  |  1/20/2016  | 
Microsoft's new Philanthropies organization has revealed plans to donate $1 billion in cloud computing resources to serve the public good worldwide. CEO Satya Nadella made the announcement at Davos.
Microsoft Buys MinecraftEdu, Previews OneNote Learning Tools
News  |  1/19/2016  | 
Microsoft announced Jan. 18 that it's buying MinecraftEdu from Teacher Gaming. With the acquisition, fans of the sandbox video game will be pleased to see the open world platform headed for an expanded presence in classrooms.
8 Cool New Drones Taking Flight
Slideshows  |  1/17/2016  | 
Whether you're a prosumer, a hobbyist, or a professional filmmaker looking for polished aerial cinematography, a new crop of drones invading the market in 2016 offers something for everyone. Drones made a big splash at CES earlier this month, and even new FAA regulations can't dampen the enthusiasm. With that in mind, InformationWeek picked eight offerings that you should keep an eye on.
iPhone 7: Patent Points To Enhanced Speaker Design
News  |  1/14/2016  | 
Apple's focus for the next iteration of the iPhone -- the iPhone 7 -- seems to be on audio capabilities, as recent reports and the patent filing indicate.
Google Details Self-Driving Cars Problems In DMV Report
News  |  1/14/2016  | 
It turns out that Google's self-driving cars still need some human help, according to a report filed this week to meet new regulations for the California DMV on autonomous vehicles. The company is also looking for some partners to help.
T-Mobile CEO Jon Legere Apologizes To EFF
News  |  1/12/2016  | 
John Legere, the CEO of the self-described "Un-carrier," is issuing an apology to the EFF for offending the organization and its supporters. However, Legere is still defending T-Mobile's Binge On service.
US Marshals Raid Chinese Hoverboard Booth At CES
News  |  1/9/2016  | 
A Chinese hoverboard vendor sees its booth stripped bare after US Marshals conducted a raid in the middle of CES.
Apple's Tim Cook Earned $10.3 Million In 2015
News  |  1/7/2016  | 
Apple CEO Tim Cook netted a little over $10 million in 2015, according to new filings with the SEC. However, other top executives at the company earned more than double that in yearly compensation.
Government IT: Hot Tech Trends In 2016
News  |  1/7/2016  | 
Local, state, and federal governments are aiming to make their tech initiatives more open, responsive, technically up-to-date, and secure this year. Can they pull it off?
Top Data Privacy Issues To Scare You In 2016
Commentary  |  1/6/2016  | 
In 2016 issues regarding privacy, whether in personal or business data, are going to dominate headlines and change the way people interact with technology and the companies that provide it. From encryption to drones, to personal information, here's what to watch in the next 12 months.
Apple, Taxes, And Why Tim Cook Is Wrong
Commentary  |  1/5/2016  | 
Apple has substituted bluster and brazen attacks on the tax system for good corporate citizenship. Why are we singling out Apple? For starters, it's No. 1 on a list of the top 30 companies with the most money held offshore, using loopholes that allow it to avoid paying US taxes on approximately $181 billion.
Improving Disaster Relief Efforts With GIS
Commentary  |  1/1/2016  | 
RippleNami's GIS is helping NGOs and other aid organizations make the most of relief efforts by offering multiple layers of insight into an affected area. Here's how one organization is making the most of it to support more than 85,000 people across Kenya and Ethiopia.
Top Priorities For State CIOs: 2016
Slideshows  |  12/31/2015  | 
State government CIOs face many of the same challenges that private sector IT executives do, such as updating systems for a digital world, securing those systems, and leveraging big data. Here are their top 10 priorities, according to NASCIO's annual membership poll.
Google Glass 2 Sports Foldable Frame, FCC Filing Shows
News  |  12/29/2015  | 
New documents filed with the FCC show an updated design for Google Glass 2, including a folding frame, and other details about the hardware's construction.
Ushahidi BRCK Brings WiFi To Remote Corners
Commentary  |  12/25/2015  | 
In an effort to bring WiFi connectivity to remote corners of the globe, Ushahidi is offering a new WiFi and router combo device called BRCK. It's designed to connect to the Internet even when power sources are scarce.
Christmas Eve Asteroid: An Early Present for Astronomers
News  |  12/24/2015  | 
NASA is tracking a 3,600-foot long asteroid that is going to zip past Earth on Christmas Eve at a distance of 6.8 million miles. That's far enough that Santa's sleigh should be safe.
SpaceX Rocket Landing: Dawn Of New Space Age?
News  |  12/23/2015  | 
This week, SpaceX founder Elon Musk achieved part of his goal of bringing spaceflight a little closer to home with the successful landing of the Falcon 9 rocket. Are we nearing the dawn of a new space age?
Apple Blasts UK 'Snooping' Bill
Commentary  |  12/22/2015  | 
In keeping with Tim Cook's professed desire to keep customer information private, Apple objected to a new UK bill that would expand the government's ability to snoop into citizens' messages and Internet use.
Apple's Tim Cook Staunchly Defends Corporate Tax Payments
News  |  12/20/2015  | 
In an interview with 60 Minutes, Apple CEO Tim Cooks defends how the company pays its corporate taxes and calls criticism of the tech firm "political crap." There's also a behind-the-scenes look with Jony Ive.
California Releases Draft Regulations For Self-Driving Vehicles
News  |  12/17/2015  | 
California's Department of Motor Vehicles has released draft regulations that will establish the guidelines for public use of self-driving vehicles on the Golden State's roads.
Ford Will Start Testing Its Self-Driving Car In 2016
News  |  12/16/2015  | 
Following an announcement about its $4.5 billion investment in electric vehicles, Ford is also moving forward with self-driving car tests. Its driverless Fusion vehicle will start cruising California streets in 2016.
NASA's 10 Best Images Of 2015
Slideshows  |  12/13/2015  | 
The year 2015 might go down as one of the best for NASA in terms of bringing the world exciting images from across the solar system. From our neighbor Mars to the outer reaches of Pluto, here are the 10 best pictures from NASA this year.
Google Fiber Could Be Headed To Chicago, Los Angeles
News  |  12/9/2015  | 
Google continues the ambitious expansion of its high-speed Internet service -- Google Fiber -- by inviting Chicago and Los Angeles to apply.
EFF Accuses Google Of Violating Student Privacy
News  |  12/2/2015  | 
A complaint filed with the Federal Trade Commission by the Electronic Frontier Foundation claims Google isn't living up to its pledge to protect student privacy.
Amazon Patents Have Designs On Augmented-Reality Living Rooms
Commentary  |  12/2/2015  | 
Not satisfied with online sales and cloud computing, Amazon has been awarded two patents to create augmented reality in the living room.
FAA Task Force Recommends Drone Pilot Registration
News  |  11/24/2015  | 
With drones becoming an increasingly common presence above our heads, an FAA task force is recommending a registration process for pilots.
AccuWeather Storms Into Enterprise With Predictive Analytics
News  |  11/23/2015  | 
AccuWeather Enterprise Solutions' new D3 analytics business unit is predicting more than just the weather. It's capitalizing on what has become one of the company's fastest-growing businesses, predictive analytics-as-a-service, to help clients make business decisions. AccuWeather's chief commercial officer shared the details.
Paris Terror Attacks Renew Encryption Debate
Commentary  |  11/19/2015  | 
The terror attacks in Paris on November 13 have reignited a long-running debate about whether device makers and app developers should be required to give government agencies a backdoor or to hand over encryption keys.
Nate Silver Predicts 2016 Presidential Race At Salesforce World Tour
News  |  11/18/2015  | 
Nate Silver, the world's most famous statistician, offered his perspectives on the news media, political polling, and what will happen in the 2016 US presidential election during a presentation at the Salesforce World Tour in New York today. Here's what he said.
Google's Self-Driving Car Busted For Driving Too Slow
News  |  11/13/2015  | 
How do you ask a self-driving car if it knew how fast it was going? Google's autonomous vehicle and it operators find out the hard way in Mountain View.
Government's Digital Efforts Trail Private Sector's
Commentary  |  11/10/2015  | 
Globally, government leaders surveyed by Deloitte reported that they are behind the private sector when it comes to "going digital." Here's what CIOs and other government IT officials can take away from the report to aid in their own push for digital transformation.
NASA Finds Martian Atmosphere Stripped By Solar Storms
News  |  11/6/2015  | 
NASA is on a roll with another intriguing discovery that the loss of atmosphere on Mars was due to eons of solar storms.
Google, Tesla, Nissan: 6 Self-Driving Vehicles Cruising Our Way
Slideshows  |  11/6/2015  | 
Traditional car makers, such as Nissan and Daimler, are joining tech giants like Google in the race to create self-driving vehicles. Here's what you need to know.
NASA Launches Search For Astronauts With The Right Stuff
News  |  11/5/2015  | 
If you've ever wanted to be an astronaut, now may be your opportunity. NASA has put out a call for manned explorers to pilot its next missions.
FCC Fines Hilton, Others In WiFi-Blocking Crackdown
Commentary  |  11/5/2015  | 
This week, the FCC fined two companies, including the Hilton Hotels chain, for obstructing an investigation into its alleged blocking of personal WiFi hot spots. It's the latest salvo in a battle that needs to be fought.
NASA Captures Halloween Asteroid With Haunting Radar Images
News  |  11/4/2015  | 
NASA once again impresses and terrifies the denizens of planet Earth with unsettling images of the so-called Halloween asteroid spinning through the neighborhood.
NASA's New Horizons Captures Pluto's Kerberos
News  |  10/23/2015  | 
New Horizons is reporting more information about the most far-flung planet in our Solar System as NASA publishes photos of Kerberos, Pluto's smallest moon.
NASA's Apollo Archive: 10 More Breathtaking Images
Slideshows  |  10/23/2015  | 
With more than 8,000 photographs of NASA's various Apollo missions released earlier this month, who could resist looking through the archive a second time?
NASA Paper Reveals Pluto's Striking Diversity, Complexity
News  |  10/16/2015  | 
Detailed information and theories concerning Pluto's birth and evolution are all covered in an in-depth research report NASA published in Science that relies in information provided by the New Horizons probe.
NASA Reveals Changes To Jupiter's Great Red Spot
News  |  10/14/2015  | 
NASA has found that Jupiter is undergoing a radical change in its most prominent feature -- the Great Red Spot -- which is three times the size of our own planet.
Google Files FAA Paperwork Detailing Its Drone Plans
News  |  10/14/2015  | 
Not content with owning the Web, Google is now taking to skies with drones, as recent documents filed with the FAA indicate.
NASA's Apollo Archive: 10 Fascinating Images
Slideshows  |  10/9/2015  | 
NASA enthusiasts now have access to more than 8,000 photos from the space agency's Apollo mission. InformationWeek has selected 10 of our favorites.
Facebook To Beam Free Internet To Sub-Saharan Africa
Commentary  |  10/6/2015  | 
Facebook inks a deal with French satellite company Eutelsat to provide wireless Internet access to Africa.
Apple's Project Titan: 8 Rumors We're Following
Slideshows  |  10/4/2015  | 
Project Titan is either the best-kept or worst-kept secret in Silicon Valley. Whether Apple is or isn't building its own autonomous vehicle is not clear, but here's what we're hearing.
NASA's New Horizons Reveal Charon's Violent Past
News  |  10/2/2015  | 
The most recent high-resolution images from NASA's New Horizons probe reveal surprising details of Pluto's largest moon, Charon, including massive canyons.
NASA Discovery Program Eyes Venus, Trojan Asteroids Missions
News  |  10/1/2015  | 
NASA's Discovery program is narrowing down its list of potential missions, including several different trips to Venus, as well as a study of asteroids near Jupiter.
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