In a letter to the search giant, the NHTSA indicates its support for Google's self-driving vehicles by stating the computer that pilots the car can be considered a driver.By Nathan Eddy Freelance Writer, 2/10/20162 comments | Read | Post a Comment
The CNIL, France's data regulation authority, has issued a formal notice to Facebook, warning the social network that it needs to fairly collect data concerning the browsing activity of Internet users who do not have an account.By Nathan Eddy Freelance Writer, 2/9/20160 comments | Read | Post a Comment
Google continues the expansion of its Fiber Internet service by offering free connections for families in public housing, starting in Kansas City. The search giant is already offering free WiFi service in some public housing developments.By Nathan Eddy Freelance Writer, 2/4/20162 comments | Read | Post a Comment
Microsoft's new Philanthropies organization has revealed plans to donate $1 billion in cloud computing resources to serve the public good worldwide. CEO Satya Nadella made the announcement at Davos.By Nathan Eddy Freelance Writer, 1/20/20161 Comment | Read | Post a Comment
Microsoft announced Jan. 18 that it's buying MinecraftEdu from Teacher Gaming. With the acquisition, fans of the sandbox video game will be pleased to see the open world platform headed for an expanded presence in classrooms.By Nathan Eddy Freelance Writer, 1/19/20161 Comment | Read | Post a Comment
Whether you're a prosumer, a hobbyist, or a professional filmmaker looking for polished aerial cinematography, a new crop of drones invading the market in 2016 offers something for everyone. Drones made a big splash at CES earlier this month, and even new FAA regulations can't dampen the enthusiasm. With that in mind, InformationWeek picked eight offerings that you should keep an eye on.By Nathan Eddy Freelance Writer, 1/17/20161 Comment | Read | Post a Comment
Apple's focus for the next iteration of the iPhone -- the iPhone 7 -- seems to be on audio capabilities, as recent reports and the patent filing indicate.By Nathan Eddy Freelance Writer, 1/14/20162 comments | Read | Post a Comment
It turns out that Google's self-driving cars still need some human help, according to a report filed this week to meet new regulations for the California DMV on autonomous vehicles. The company is also looking for some partners to help.By Nathan Eddy Freelance Writer, 1/14/20162 comments | Read | Post a Comment
John Legere, the CEO of the self-described "Un-carrier," is issuing an apology to the EFF for offending the organization and its supporters. However, Legere is still defending T-Mobile's Binge On service.By Nathan Eddy Freelance Writer, 1/12/20160 comments | Read | Post a Comment
Apple CEO Tim Cook netted a little over $10 million in 2015, according to new filings with the SEC. However, other top executives at the company earned more than double that in yearly compensation.By Nathan Eddy Freelance Writer, 1/7/201631 comments | Read | Post a Comment
Local, state, and federal governments are aiming to make their tech initiatives more open, responsive, technically up-to-date, and secure this year. Can they pull it off?By Esther Schindler Writer and Translator, 1/7/20160 comments | Read | Post a Comment
In 2016 issues regarding privacy, whether in personal or business data, are going to dominate headlines and change the way people interact with technology and the companies that provide it. From encryption to drones, to personal information, here's what to watch in the next 12 months.By Pablo Valerio International Business & IT Consultant, 1/6/20163 comments | Read | Post a Comment
Apple has substituted bluster and brazen attacks on the tax system for good corporate citizenship. Why are we singling out Apple? For starters, it's No. 1 on a list of the top 30 companies with the most money held offshore, using loopholes that allow it to avoid paying US taxes on approximately $181 billion.By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 1/5/201638 comments | Read | Post a Comment
RippleNami's GIS is helping NGOs and other aid organizations make the most of relief efforts by offering multiple layers of insight into an affected area. Here's how one organization is making the most of it to support more than 85,000 people across Kenya and Ethiopia.By Curtis Franklin Jr. Executive Editor, Technical Content, 1/1/20162 comments | Read | Post a Comment
State government CIOs face many of the same challenges that private sector IT executives do, such as updating systems for a digital world, securing those systems, and leveraging big data. Here are their top 10 priorities, according to NASCIO's annual membership poll.By Jessica Davis Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps, 12/31/20157 comments | Read | Post a Comment
New documents filed with the FCC show an updated design for Google Glass 2, including a folding frame, and other details about the hardware's construction.By Nathan Eddy Freelance Writer, 12/29/20151 Comment | Read | Post a Comment
In an effort to bring WiFi connectivity to remote corners of the globe, Ushahidi is offering a new WiFi and router combo device called BRCK. It's designed to connect to the Internet even when power sources are scarce.By Pablo Valerio International Business & IT Consultant, 12/25/20156 comments | Read | Post a Comment
NASA is tracking a 3,600-foot long asteroid that is going to zip past Earth on Christmas Eve at a distance of 6.8 million miles. That's far enough that Santa's sleigh should be safe.By Nathan Eddy Freelance Writer, 12/24/20157 comments | Read | Post a Comment
This week, SpaceX founder Elon Musk achieved part of his goal of bringing spaceflight a little closer to home with the successful landing of the Falcon 9 rocket. Are we nearing the dawn of a new space age?By Nathan Eddy Freelance Writer, 12/23/201514 comments | 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.