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Federal Smartphone App Aims To End DUIs
Eric Zeman,
News
Government-backed app estimates user's blood-alcohol content, offers to call a taxi if smartphone owner can't pass the traffic games.
By Eric Zeman , 12/15/2014
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Government IT In 2014: GAO's Critique
William Welsh, Contributing Writer
News
From cloud computing to data center consolidation, software licensing to data transparency, the GAO was watching.
By William Welsh Contributing Writer, 12/15/2014
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Net Neutrality: Wellspring Of Terrible Analogies
Rob Preston, VP & Editor in Chief, InformationWeek
Commentary
What is it about the net neutrality debate that inspires so many uninformed opinions and misguided comparisons?
By Rob Preston VP & Editor in Chief, InformationWeek, 12/15/2014
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Iowa Mobile ID Program Raises Privacy Questions
Eric Zeman,
News
The state of Iowa proposes using a mobile app as an option to a traditional driver's license -- but security questions abound.
By Eric Zeman , 12/12/2014
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Web Becomes Less Free
Thomas Claburn, Editor-at-Large
News
Censorship, lack of privacy, and other ills threaten the health of the Web, says World Wide Web Foundation.
By Thomas Claburn Editor-at-Large, 12/12/2014
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Most Wasteful Government Tech Projects Of 2014
Elena Malykhina, Technology Journalist
News
The federal government continues to pour millions into redundant and bloated projects, critics say. Check out some of the worst offenders according to GAO.
By Elena Malykhina Technology Journalist, 12/12/2014
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Intel Launches Internet Of Things Platform
Thomas Claburn, Editor-at-Large
News
Chipmaker wants to shape the way Internet-connected devices are designed, deployed, and managed.
By Thomas Claburn Editor-at-Large, 12/10/2014
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Google In 2015: 11 Predictions
Thomas Claburn, Editor-at-Large
Commentary
Forget "peak Google." The year ahead will bring slower but continued expansion and diversification.
By Thomas Claburn Editor-at-Large, 12/10/2014
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Senate Bill Prohibits Government-Mandated Backdoors
Thomas Claburn, Editor-at-Large
News
Bill represents a response to government officials who want a way to bypass encryption in technology products.
By Thomas Claburn Editor-at-Large, 12/5/2014
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FCC: Too Many Phones Still Being Stolen
Eric Zeman,
News
FCC tasks carriers and law enforcement to do more to deter smartphone theft.
By Eric Zeman , 12/5/2014
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Apple, Samsung Back In Court
Eric Zeman,
News
Heads roll at Samsung HQ as the company appeals a $930 million judgment awarded to Apple.
By Eric Zeman , 12/4/2014
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Public Safety Communications: Time For Convergence
Paul May, Senior Product Manager, Harris Public Safety and Professional Communications
Commentary
First responders need a better blend of reliability and multimedia capability. Until a dedicated 4G network is implemented, a blend of networks, devices, and applications should drive future procurements.
By Paul May Senior Product Manager, Harris Public Safety and Professional Communications, 12/4/2014
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Why FBI Is Wrong On Encryption Workaround
Daniel Castro, Senior Analyst, Information Technology and Innovation Foundation
Commentary
Such a measure would invade privacy, extend government overreach, and hurt US tech companies.
By Daniel Castro Senior Analyst, Information Technology and Innovation Foundation, 12/3/2014
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Senate Explores Outsourcing Security Services
Jai Vijayan, Freelance writer
News
The US Senate might outsource core cyber security support to a managed security service. Candidate tasks include network security monitoring, threat analysis, incident reporting, vulnerability analysis, and security engineering and research.
By Jai Vijayan Freelance writer, 12/2/2014
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Google Breakup: Wrong Answer To EU Antitrust Concerns
Thomas Claburn, Editor-at-Large
Commentary
Market forces will achieve better results than the European Parliament's proposal to separate Google Search from the rest of the company.
By Thomas Claburn Editor-at-Large, 12/1/2014
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Rethink Robotics Turns Robots Into Better Co-Workers
John Barnes, freelance writer
News
Collaborative robotics means busting industrial robots out of their safety cages and teaching them to work with and learn from people.
By John Barnes freelance writer, 11/28/2014
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Drones Fitted For Regulatory Collar
Thomas Claburn, Editor-at-Large
News
Federal Aviation Administration rules reportedly will require pilot certification to fly unmanned aircraft systems for commercial purposes.
By Thomas Claburn Editor-at-Large, 11/24/2014
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Net Neutrality: Too Much Spin, Not Enough Facts
Jonathan Feldman, CIO, City of Asheville, NC
Commentary
Let's move past 1990s regulations and preconceived notions about net neutrality and focus on modern ways to prevent anti-competitive behavior.
By Jonathan Feldman CIO, City of Asheville, NC, 11/24/2014
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Broadband Demand Hits The High Seas
Chris Murphy, Editor, InformationWeek
Commentary
Cruise ship operators Royal Caribbean and Carnival are exploring new ways to provide on-board Internet access, highlighting advances in remote connectivity.
By Chris Murphy Editor, InformationWeek, 11/21/2014
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HHS Embraces Innovation
Henry Kenyon,
News
Health department's IDEA Lab uses tech startup techniques to develop new services and features.
By Henry Kenyon , 11/20/2014
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