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Google Plans To Encrypt Android Data By Default
Thomas Claburn, Editor-at-Large
News
After Apple CEO Tim Cook talks up iOS8 data security, Google says the next version of Android will shield data on devices more effectively.
By Thomas Claburn Editor-at-Large, 9/20/2014
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Backlash Coming On Car-to-Car Talk?
Junko Yoshida,
News
Vehicle-to-vehicle communication technology is gaining momentum, and it could become a mandate. But industry and government must address privacy and other concerns.
By Junko Yoshida , 9/19/2014
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Twilio Says MMS Ready For Spotlight
Thomas Claburn, Editor-at-Large
News
Twilio says cloud-based MMS means companies deploying apps can now include MMS messaging more affordably and easily.
By Thomas Claburn Editor-at-Large, 9/19/2014
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Apple CEO: We Don't Covet Your Data
Thomas Claburn, Editor-at-Large
News
Apple CEO Tim Cook highlights the company's commitment to privacy in an open letter.
By Thomas Claburn Editor-at-Large, 9/18/2014
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Federal Inaction Breeds ID Theft, Says Frank Abagnale
David F Carr, Editor, InformationWeek Government/Healthcare
News
Onetime "Catch Me If You Can" swindler turned anti-fraud consultant says identity theft is "4,000 times easier" than when he was living a life of crime.
By David F Carr Editor, InformationWeek Government/Healthcare, 9/18/2014
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FCC In-Flight Cellphone Ban: Fight's On
Ellis Booker, Technology Journalist
News
Lobbyists and legislators urge the FCC not to reverse its 23-year-old ban on using cellphones during airline flight.
By Ellis Booker Technology Journalist, 9/17/2014
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Apple Watch And The Dark Side Of Wearables
E. Kelly Fitzsimmons, Co-founder, HarQen
Commentary
Apple Watch and iPhone 6 provide two more powerful platforms to do things like record our voices with little disclosure. Customers deserve better.
By E. Kelly Fitzsimmons Co-founder, HarQen, 9/16/2014
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Text-To-Speech Apps Aid Students With Dyslexia
Dennis Mitzner, Chief Editor, Inside3DP.com
Commentary
Voxdox, a text-to-speech app, aims to help children and adults with learning disabilities such as dyslexia or alexia.
By Dennis Mitzner Chief Editor, Inside3DP.com, 9/16/2014
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Google Android One: India Play
Thomas Claburn, Editor-at-Large
News
Initiative to make Android matter in emerging markets brings its first low-cost phones to India.
By Thomas Claburn Editor-at-Large, 9/15/2014
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Chromebooks Now Can Run Android Apps
Thomas Claburn, Editor-at-Large
News
Only four Android apps now run on Chrome OS, but Google insists there will be more.
By Thomas Claburn Editor-at-Large, 9/12/2014
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Apple's Next Chapter: 10 Key Issues
Thomas Claburn, Editor-at-Large
News
Apple is ready to enter the wearables market, but current technology only gets the company halfway there.
By Thomas Claburn Editor-at-Large, 9/11/2014
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Feds Hesitate Moving IT Services To The Cloud
Elena Malykhina, Technology Journalist
News
Government IT execs compare transitioning data to the cloud to giving their kids the keys to a new convertible.
By Elena Malykhina Technology Journalist, 9/11/2014
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Apple Watch: Useless Beauty, Brilliant Engineering
Thomas Claburn, Editor-at-Large
News
Apple's entry into the wearable market both disappoints and delights. But the Apple watch will breathe life into the entire wearable industry.
By Thomas Claburn Editor-at-Large, 9/10/2014
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City Of Austin Broadens Data Analysis Efforts
Ellis Booker, Technology Journalist
News
Austin picks MicroStrategy to help the city analyze data across municipal departments, from police and fire to maintenance and permitting.
By Ellis Booker Technology Journalist, 9/10/2014
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3 Reasons Government Must Invest In Mobile Software
Stephen Rodriguez, Managing Partner, Coldon Strategic Advisors
Commentary
Government needs apps that meet regulatory requirements, as well as the needs of its workers.
By Stephen Rodriguez Managing Partner, Coldon Strategic Advisors, 9/10/2014
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Blinders For Google Glass
Thomas Claburn, Editor-at-Large
News
Cyborg Unplug promises to boot Google Glass and other surveillance devices from local networks.
By Thomas Claburn Editor-at-Large, 9/9/2014
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LA Moves To Drupal To Improve Website Management
Patience Wait,
News
Los Angeles will move its 40 sites to the open platform and add features such as user notifications, subscriptions, and event registration.
By Patience Wait , 9/9/2014
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IoT, Mobile Give Government IT New Challenges
Henry Kenyon,
News
New mobile devices and the coming Internet of Things might change the way government identifies workers and allows data access, say experts.
By Henry Kenyon , 9/9/2014
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Apple To Dominate Wearables Through 2016: Forrester
Thomas Claburn, Editor-at-Large
News
Forrester Research sees Apple's rumored iWatch as a boon for marketers.
By Thomas Claburn Editor-at-Large, 9/8/2014
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Ebola Fight Hampered By Poor Analytics
Ellis Booker, Technology Journalist
News
Researchers and clinicians need better data to supplement sketchy reports from the field about Ebola's spread.
By Ellis Booker Technology Journalist, 9/8/2014
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