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Hubble Telescope: 25 Years Of Stunning Images
Nathan Eddy, Freelance Writer
News
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, 4/22/2015
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Plan X: DARPA's Revolutionary Cyber Security Platform
Joe Stanganelli, Attorney, Beacon Hill Law
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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, 4/21/2015
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Space X, Hubble, Coffee: The Cost Of Doing Business In Space
David Wagner, Executive Editor, Community & IT Life
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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, 4/17/2015
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H-1B Visa Applications Exceeded 230,000 This Year
Nathan Eddy, Freelance Writer
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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, 4/14/2015
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Will H-1B Visas Kill Jobs Or Ensure Survival Of The Fittest?
Charles Murray,
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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 , 4/6/2015
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SETI: Letís Stop Listening For Aliens And Start Talking Instead
David Wagner, Executive Editor, Community & IT Life
Commentary
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, 4/3/2015
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Net Neutrality Rules Will Survive, FCC Chairman Says
Nathan Eddy, Freelance Writer
News
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, 3/30/2015
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FTC: Google Received No Favors During Investigation
Nathan Eddy, Freelance Writer
News
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, 3/26/2015
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Net Neutrality Rules Facing First Lawsuits
Eric Zeman,
News
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 , 3/24/2015
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FCC Chief At MWC: 'No One Blocks Internet'
David Benjamin,
News
Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler defended the FCC's order that upholds net neutrality.
By David Benjamin , 3/4/2015
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Warrant Canaries: Watching US Agencies So IT Doesn't Have To
Joe Stanganelli, Attorney, Beacon Hill Law
Commentary
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, 3/4/2015
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Net Neutrality Vote Won't End Debate
Joe Stanganelli, Attorney, Beacon Hill Law
Commentary
The FCC is slated to approve a controversial plan for net neutrality -- but that won't be the end of the matter.
By Joe Stanganelli Attorney, Beacon Hill Law, 2/26/2015
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FCC Net Neutrality Push Rattles AT&T, Verizon
Eric Zeman,
Commentary
AT&T, Verizon and other wireless network operators aren't happy with the FCC's proposed net neutrality rules, and they were quick to threaten legal action.
By Eric Zeman , 2/5/2015
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Top 5 Mistakes Companies Make When They Move To The Cloud
Joe Masters Emison, CTO, BuildFax
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Youíre moving to the cloud, and you may think the hard part ó the internal debates, politics, and budget calculating ó is behind you. Unfortunately, most companies make some basic mistakes and assumptions that make their migration to the cloud significantly more difficult. Cloud expert Joe Masters Emison points them out so that you can avoid them.
By Joe Masters Emison, CTO, BuildFax , 1/22/2015
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Privacy By Design: Protect User Data From 'Get-Go'
Henry Kenyon,
News
International effort seeks to bake in consumer privacy options.
By Henry Kenyon , 1/5/2015
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Phoning Home From Mars On Christmas Eve
David F Carr, Editor, InformationWeek Government/Healthcare
News
For six simulated space explorers, practicing for a Mars mission means never having a real-time conversation with anyone "back on Earth."
By David F Carr Editor, InformationWeek Government/Healthcare, 12/30/2014
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5 Education Tech Trends For 2015
Harman Singh,  CEO, WizIQ
Commentary
Education is being flipped on its head by technology. Teachers see the promise -- and the pitfalls.
By Harman Singh CEO, WizIQ, 12/29/2014
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8 Quiet Firsts In Tech In 2014
John Barnes, freelance writer
News
Maybe you didn't hear about these science and technology breakthroughs, from robots to space exploration. But they will be remembered 20 years from now.
By John Barnes freelance writer, 12/23/2014
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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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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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