FBI Busts Coreflood Botnet
Authorities get court authority to replace the botnet's command and control servers with their own and remotely disable the botnet on infected PCs.
Feds Scramble To Save Key IT Programs
Budget compromise being voted on Thursday would slash funding for transparency and IT efficiency efforts, but bipartisan group of Senators pushes to keep the IT Dashboard, IT project reviews alive.
Senators Propose Data Privacy Law
Intel, Microsoft, and eBay support the legislation sponsored by Sens. Kerry and McCain that sets rules for the collection and storage of personal information and the right of consumers to correct mistakes and opt-out.
AT&T, T-Mobile Deal Faces Pushback
Congress should take a long and hard look at AT&T's proposed $39 billion acquisition of rival T-Mobile, the publishers of Consumer Reports urged.
ONC Employs Social Media For Input On Strategy
The Federal Health IT Strategic Plan proposed revisions are available for public comment on the Health IT Buzz blog maintained by the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology.
NTIA Tool Helps IPv6 Transition
The National Telecommunications and Information Administration's IPv6 Readiness Tool is aimed at helping businesses move to the next-generation Web standard.
Mostashari Named ONC Chief
His experience as ONC deputy national coordinator for programs and policy and in the New York City Department of Health should help Mostashari promote the use of health IT.
Tech Giants Challenge French Data Retention Law
Facebook, Google, Microsoft, Yahoo, and others are appealing a legal decree that would require companies to store and share usernames, passwords, and other personal details with authorities.
SeeClickFix Adds Facebook App
Facebook offers different types of opportunities for civic engagement and lets SeeClickFix award Civic Points to users of the application.
Healthcare Data Security In Transition
Hackers are not as big a problem as insiders snooping on electronic medical and financial records, and the legal penalties for violating security rules are getting tougher.
CDC Sees EHRs As Public Health 'Game Changer'
Health information exchanges and electronic health records will advance the ability of doctors, hospitals, and federal health officials to identify, monitor, and communicate disease outbreaks, says the agency's IT chief.
NOAA CIO Tackles Big Data
The climate, oceanography and weather agency has untold petabytes of data to manage and volumes are only going to accelerate.
Feds Probe Mobile App Privacy
Pandora, an online music service, got hit with a subpoena that appears to be part of an investigation into the information sharing processes of apps that run on Apple and Android mobile platforms.
FBI Revamps Online Records Archive
Frequently requested documents and improved search and viewing features have been added to the electronic reading room, which is now called The Vault.
Google May Face U.S. Antitrust Probe
The Federal Trade Commission could be the latest agency to investigate the search leader, which has already come under scrutiny in Texas and in the EU.