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Weaponized Drones Approved For North Dakota Police
David Wagner, Executive Editor, Community & IT Life
News
A bill in North Dakota will allow non-lethal weapons on police drones. Nothing to fear here, move along.
By David Wagner Executive Editor, Community & IT Life, 8/28/2015
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Robots, Humans Will Work Side By Side, Forrester Says
Thomas Claburn, Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility
News
Automation will create jobs and destroy them, transforming work along the way. Unfortunately for humans, research firm Forrester anticipates more jobs being lost than being created in the next decade.
By Thomas Claburn Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility, 8/26/2015
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NASA Tells Us Not To Panic Over Asteroids
Nathan Eddy, Freelance Writer
Commentary
NASA continues its public service of reminding us all not to panic over misleading reports of our impending doom.
By Nathan Eddy Freelance Writer, 8/21/2015
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Amazon Report: How Bezos Should Respond
Thomas Claburn, Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility
News
Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos said he doesn't see the dystopian workplace described in a New York Times exposé. That doesn't mean it's not there. Let Amazon be judged by how it treats the least among its workers.
By Thomas Claburn Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility, 8/18/2015
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Building An IT Infrastructure: From Dream To Data Center
Thomas Claburn, Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility
News
Tonia Williams, CIO of the Housing Authority of the Cherokee Nation, recounts how she was invited to imagine a data center where there was none, and then set out to build it.
By Thomas Claburn Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility, 7/28/2015
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Ban AI Weapons, Scientists Demand
Thomas Claburn, Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility
News
Roboticists and experts in artificial intelligence want to prohibit offensive autonomous weapons.
By Thomas Claburn Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility, 7/27/2015
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Drones: 10 Novel Uses For Your City
David Wagner, Executive Editor, Community & IT Life
News
Drones are becoming more than mere law enforcement adjuncts, as cities find new ways to save money and even raise revenue with the unmanned aerial vehicles.
By David Wagner Executive Editor, Community & IT Life, 7/23/2015
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California Firefighters Might Shoot Down Drones
David Wagner, Executive Editor, Community & IT Life
Commentary
To help firefighters, the California State Assembly is considering giving them permission to take out drones in their way.
By David Wagner Executive Editor, Community & IT Life, 7/22/2015
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FCC Chairman Recommends AT&T, DirecTV Merger
Nathan Eddy, Freelance Writer
News
FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler finds some good things to recommend about the proposed merger between AT&T and DirecTV.
By Nathan Eddy Freelance Writer, 7/22/2015
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Google Fiber Is Coming To Public Housing For Free
Nathan Eddy, Freelance Writer
News
Google is working with the federal government to bring its high-speed Internet service -- Fiber -- to affordable housing properties at no cost.
By Nathan Eddy Freelance Writer, 7/16/2015
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State CIOs Need To 'Do The Right Thing,' NASCIO Finds
William Terdoslavich, Freelance Writer
News
A report commissioned by NASCIO is urging state CIOs to "do the right thing," but what does that really mean?
By William Terdoslavich Freelance Writer, 7/16/2015
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BBC Offers Free Tiny Computers To UK Students
Thomas Claburn, Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility
News
A group of 29 organizations aims to help UK students become more technically adept.
By Thomas Claburn Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility, 7/7/2015
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The Threat Of Artificial Intelligence
Thomas Claburn, Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility
Commentary
Super-intelligent robots deserve some concern, but really we should be paying more attention to the people and processes involved in building our machines.
By Thomas Claburn Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility, 7/3/2015
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Linux Foundation Funds Internet Security Advances
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
News
The Linux Foundation's Core Infrastructure Initiative has selected three security-oriented projects to receive a total of $500,000 in funding.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 6/25/2015
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FCC: Subsidize Rural Broadband, Block Robocalls
Nathan Eddy, Freelance Writer
News
The FCC voted 3-2 to extend and reform a program that would help low-income Americans gain access to the Web through subsidies. The commission is also allowing customers to block spam and robocalls.
By Nathan Eddy Freelance Writer, 6/19/2015
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What $100 Million AT&T Fine Says About The FCC
Eric Zeman,
Commentary
The FCC's bruising attacks on broadband companies show its strong focus on consumers. The $100 million fine against AT&T is just the latest in this fight.
By Eric Zeman , 6/18/2015
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EFF Data Privacy Report Praises Apple, Slams AT&T
Nathan Eddy, Freelance Writer
News
In the Electronic Frontier Foundation's fifth annual report, Apple gets high marks for protecting privacy, while WhatsApp and AT&T land at the bottom.
By Nathan Eddy Freelance Writer, 6/18/2015
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Net Neutrality Takes Effect As Court Denies Stay
Nathan Eddy, Freelance Writer
News
Score one for supporters of net neutrality as a US appeals court denies USTelecom's request to stay implementation of the Open Internet Order.
By Nathan Eddy Freelance Writer, 6/12/2015
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Usability: The Road To Digital Transformation
Jonathan Feldman, CIO, City of Asheville, NC
Commentary
"Going digital" is pointless if your digital products don't resonate with users.
By Jonathan Feldman CIO, City of Asheville, NC, 6/5/2015
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On-Demand Workers Face Low Pay, Limited Flexibility
Thomas Claburn, Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility
News
A survey tackles the benefits and challenges of life as an on-demand worker in the 1099 economy.
By Thomas Claburn Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility, 5/20/2015
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