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US Coast Guard, CMU Team On Hoax Caller Crackdown
Jessica Davis,  Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps
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The US Coast Guard is collaborating with experts in academia to help investigate the expensive problem of hoax callers. Machine learning is playing a vital role in their efforts.
By Jessica Davis Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps, 9/14/2016
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Baton Rouge Flood Map: Using IT Know-How In Emergency Situations
Jessica Davis,  Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps
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The Department of Information Services in Baton Rouge used geographic information systems and data from 911 calls, search-and-rescue efforts, and more to create a map visualization of the impact of recent floods in the region. The story is a prime example of how IT professionals can put their knowledge to work in emergency situations.
By Jessica Davis Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps, 8/30/2016
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Wireless Broadband Alliance Launches WiFi Roaming Project
Nathan Eddy, Freelance Writer
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The Wireless Broadband Alliance's City WiFi Roaming project aims to provide public WiFi users in cities around the globe with the ability to roam between different public wireless networks. Some of the host cities that are part of this public, private partnership include New York, San Francisco, and San Jose.
By Nathan Eddy Freelance Writer, 8/25/2016
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Gartner: Public Sector CIOs Need Digital Transformation Vision
Nathan Eddy, Freelance Writer
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A report from IT research firm Gartner says public sector CIOs need to promote a compelling vision for digital transformation and make change inclusive. If successful, the results could transform the type of services government agencies can offer citizens.
By Nathan Eddy Freelance Writer, 8/19/2016
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Google Fiber Plots Wireless Service Despite Rollout Delays
Nathan Eddy, Freelance Writer
News
A new report finds that Google Fiber is being hampered by a slow and costly rollout of its physical high-speed internet service. To overcome delays and cost overruns, the company is reportedly looking at wireless alternatives.
By Nathan Eddy Freelance Writer, 8/16/2016
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Appeals Court Blocks FCC's Public Broadband Expansion Plans
Nathan Eddy, Freelance Writer
News
This week, a US appeals court ruled the FCC overstepped its bounds by trying to override state laws that prevent the creation of municipal broadband services. The FCC claimed these new services would provide jobs, as well as better service for businesses and individuals.
By Nathan Eddy Freelance Writer, 8/11/2016
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Google Fiber Planning Wireless Broadband Tests
Nathan Eddy, Freelance Writer
News
Google Fiber, the low-cost, high-speed broadband service provider, is planning a shift from physical pipes to wireless deployment of the web, according to an FCC filing.
By Nathan Eddy Freelance Writer, 8/11/2016
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US Cyber Command Could Be Elevated To Major Cyber Weapon Unit
Dark Reading Staff,
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Obama administration debates separating Cyber Command from NSA in battle against cyber threats and Islamic State, say sources.
By Dark Reading Staff , 8/10/2016
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Federal Source Code Policy Requires Agencies To Share Code
Nathan Eddy, Freelance Writer
News
The objective behind the White House's Federal Source Code policy is to ensure all agencies make custom-developed source code available for re-use across government. The aim is to make the government work more like developers in the private sector and to encourage sharing and collaboration.
By Nathan Eddy Freelance Writer, 8/9/2016
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'Mayhem' System Wins DARPA's Cyber Grand Challenge
Kelly Sheridan, Associate Editor, InformationWeek
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An automated system called "Mayhem" took home the top prize in the Cyber Grand Challenge, sponsored by DARPA.
By Kelly Sheridan Associate Editor, InformationWeek, 8/5/2016
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IBM: AI Should Stand For 'Augmented Intelligence'
Thomas Claburn, Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility
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Answering the White House's call for input on artificial intelligence, IBM argues the technology should be designed to assist people rather than replace them.
By Thomas Claburn Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility, 8/4/2016
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Uber Drivers Under Algorithmic Management: Study
Thomas Claburn, Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility
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A study of Uber drivers finds that the company's algorithms amount to managerial control. However, it's not clear whether Uber's arrangement with its drivers can be applied to other organizations, including IT-oriented industries.
By Thomas Claburn Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility, 8/2/2016
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DNC Leak: US Intel Chief Says It's Too Soon To Attribute Blame
Dark Reading Staff,
News
James Clapper suggests the email leak was an act by a nation-state and not some hacking group.
By Dark Reading Staff , 7/29/2016
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Russia Rejects DNC Breach Allegations As 'Old Trick'
Dark Reading Staff,
News
Kremlin dubs US charges of its involvement in hack of Democratic National Committee email system as mere attempts to exploit Russia during US election season.
By Dark Reading Staff , 7/27/2016
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Tesla's Future Plans: Trucks, Solar Batteries, Ride-Sharing
Nathan Eddy, Freelance Writer
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Telsa CEO Elon Musk has unveiled his master plan. It calls for the company to expand into self-driving semi trucks, roof-mounted solar batteries, and ride-sharing initiatives.
By Nathan Eddy Freelance Writer, 7/21/2016
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Microsoft Prevails Over Government In Overseas Email Case
Nathan Eddy, Freelance Writer
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The federal appeals court decision favors Microsoft's decision to refuse federal government access to email hosted on a server in Ireland, despite the issuance of a warrant. The case may push Congress to revamp laws in an era where data is stored in the cloud.
By Nathan Eddy Freelance Writer, 7/15/2016
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IT Organizations Unprepared For Digital Business: Gartner
Jessica Davis,  Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps
News
Despite uncertainty of when their organizations will be ready for digital business, most IT pros say they will definitely play a part in the transformation when it does happen, according to a recent Gartner report.
By Jessica Davis Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps, 7/14/2016
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Juno Spacecraft Beams Back First Jupiter Image
Nathan Eddy, Freelance Writer
News
This is the moment space geeks have been waiting for since Juno entered Jupiter's orbit earlier this month. The NASA spacecraft has sent back the first image of the gas giant -- the solar system's largest planet -- with the best pictures yet to come.
By Nathan Eddy Freelance Writer, 7/13/2016
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Cybercrime Now Surpasses Traditional Crime In UK
Rutrell Yasin, Freelance Writer
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The US could be on an even worse trajectory, according to one security expert.
By Rutrell Yasin Freelance Writer, 7/8/2016
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Elon Musk Hits Back Over Tesla Autopilot Fatality Article
Nathan Eddy, Freelance Writer
News
Elon Musk, the famously brash CEO of Tesla Motors, is taking Fortune magazine to task for what he and the company considers a fundamentally incorrect article regarding a fatal crash.
By Nathan Eddy Freelance Writer, 7/7/2016
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