IBM's Safer Planet, a sub-unit of the company's Smarter Planet effort, is expanding its cloud-based offerings with the goal of making data sharing and analysis affordable and accessible to IT professionals in a wide range of public safety and emergency management agencies.By William Terdoslavich Freelance Writer, 6/22/20151 Comment | Read | Post a Comment
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, 6/19/20152 comments | Read | Post a Comment
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 , 6/18/201542 comments | Read | Post a Comment
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, 6/18/20158 comments | Read | Post a Comment
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, 6/12/20151 Comment | Read | Post a Comment
Oakland County, Mich., has been providing services to towns for years. Now it's expanding its services through a new government cloud marketplace.By Curtis Franklin Jr. Executive Editor, Technical Content, 6/2/20153 comments | Read | Post a Comment
The letter, signed by Google, Apple, and a number of tech companies and security organizations, is urging Obama to halt legislation that would allow government to access personal data stored on mobile devices.By Nathan Eddy Freelance Writer, 5/19/20151 Comment | Read | Post a Comment
A group of 80 Web academics have penned an open letter to Google insisting on more transparency for right to be forgotten requests in Europe. By Nathan Eddy Freelance Writer, 5/14/20154 comments | Read | Post a Comment
NASA's MESSENGER spacecraft is beaming back some final, incredible photos as it prepares to smash into the planet's surface -- a hard landing for the first spacecraft to orbit Mercury. By Nathan Eddy Freelance Writer, 4/29/20156 comments | Read | Post a Comment
In celebration of the Hubble Space Telescope's 25th year in low-Earth orbit, InformationWeek has taken a selection of some of the craft's most stunning and awe-inspiring photos, which explore the far reaches of our galaxy and beyond -- pictures that truly define the phrase "out of this world."By Nathan Eddy Freelance Writer, 4/22/201510 comments | Read | Post a Comment
DARPA's Plan X aims to make active cyber defense more accessible to the masses through agility, training, and intuitive interfaces. By Joe Stanganelli Attorney, Beacon Hill Law, 4/21/20152 comments | Read | Post a Comment
Space is expensive, dangerous, and easy to get wrong. This week, news about Space X, the upcoming Hubble anniversary, and the price of astronaut coffee shows why we should think hard about future projects.By David Wagner Executive Editor, Community & IT Life, 4/17/201521 comments | Read | Post a Comment
Overall, the USCIS received 233,000 H-1B visa applications this year. The agency will grant 65,000 of them. However, several groups noted that the lack of H-1B visas is limiting the potential for greater global competitiveness in the US. By Nathan Eddy Freelance Writer, 4/14/20155 comments | Read | Post a Comment
As the debate over H-1Bs looks like it's starting again, it's worth thinking about what the pros and cons of the system are, and what the influx of workers from overseas really means for the US tech economy.By Charles Murray , 4/6/20152 comments | Read | Post a Comment
SETI, which leads the search for alien life, wants to stop looking and start telling aliens to come find us. By David Wagner Executive Editor, Community & IT Life, 4/3/201516 comments | Read | Post a Comment
In a speech at the Moritz College of Law, FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler said that new net neutrality laws would hold up to court challenges brought by telecoms, carriers, and their representatives.By Nathan Eddy Freelance Writer, 3/30/20152 comments | Read | Post a Comment
The FTC is pushing back against reports that it gave Google favorable treatment due to the search engine giant's lobbying prowess. Google is also facing more scrutiny in Europe.By Nathan Eddy Freelance Writer, 3/26/20156 comments | Read | Post a Comment
The FCC's new net neutrality rules are facing their first challenge from a number of industry trade groups, which have backing from companies such as AT&T and Verizon.By Eric Zeman , 3/24/20151 Comment | Read | Post a Comment
ISPs and others are unofficially sounding the alarm in the event that a US government agency is seeking access to user records. Here's why this matters to IT.By Joe Stanganelli Attorney, Beacon Hill Law, 3/4/20151 Comment | Read | Post a Comment
Time to Reconsider Enterprise Email StrategyCost, time, and risk. It's the demand trifecta vying for the attention of both technology professionals and attorneys charged with balancing the expectations of their clients and business units with the hard reality of the current financial and regulatory climate. Sometimes, organizations assume high levels of risk as a result of their inability to meet the costs involved in data protection. In other instances, it's time that's of the essence, as with a data breach.
5 Top Federal Initiatives For 2015As InformationWeek Government readers were busy firming up their fiscal year 2015 budgets, we asked them to rate more than 30 IT initiatives in terms of importance and current leadership focus. No surprise, among more than 30 options, security is No. 1. After that, things get less predictable.
Dark Reading Threat Intelligence Survey Threat intelligence is the best way to stay ahead of new and complex attacks, say survey respondents. How analytics influences their IT security strategies varies.