CISPA Passes House: What's Next?
Cybersecurity information-sharing bill moves to the Senate, but civil liberty groups vow to continue fighting it tooth and nail.
NYC's New CIO Has Dual Role
Mayor Bloomberg adds "innovation" to the job of the city's top tech executive, but project management remains a priority.
Asteroid Mining Plan Revealed
Planetary Resources, a new company with backers including current and past Microsoft and Google execs, shared its strategy to create a new industry in mining asteroids.
Feds Banish Oracle From Popular Contract Vehicle
Federal government cancels Oracle's services contract on the General Services Administration's IT Schedule 70. Feds spent $388 million on Oracle products and services through Schedule 70 in fiscal 2011.
U.S. IT Jobs Back To 2008 Levels
Bureau of Labor statistics show IT unemployment still hovers above 4%, though, as more unemployed people relaunch their search for work.
U.S. Targets Apple, Publishers On E-Book Price Fixing
Justice Department sues Apple and alleged co-conspirators, including Hachette, HarperCollins, and Penguin, saying they conspired to undercut Amazon in e-book market. Could be one of biggest antitrust cases since Microsoft.
Feds Propose One-Year ICD-10 Delay
Department of Human and Health Services proposes extending ICD-10 compliance deadline to Oct. 1, 2014. It also proposes unique ID numbers for health plans to save provider frustration and money.
Calling While Driving Bans: Readers Speak Out
In a state where government plays nanny, mobile phones equal a danger as great as DUI. Let's apply critical thinking to the issue of regulating phone use in cars, instead of mob mentality.
1940 Census Data Swamps Servers
National Archives release data on 132 million individuals from 1940 census, raising privacy concerns and getting 22.5 million hits from 1.9 million users.
IBM Plans Exascale System For SKA Space Telescope
IBM Research and Dutch astronomy agency Astron work on new technology to handle one exabyte of raw data per day that will be gathered by the world largest radio telescope, the Square Kilometer Array, when activated in 2024.