Veterans Affairs BYOD Plans On Hold
Department of Veterans Affairs will delay bring-your-own-device until it solves legal questions involving privacy with personal mobile devices used for work.
National Patient ID System: Debate Stoked
Hoping to spark a national conversation on information exchange, a prominent health IT advocate has started a WhiteHouse.gov petition to have Congress lift ban on HHS national patient identification system.
Tell Me Again: Why Rush Into Windows 8?
Windows Blue might signal a bold new future for touch computing, but it doesn't exactly inspire a quick upgrade to Windows 8 for traditional users like me.
Google Objects To 'Ungoogleable'
Swedish Language Council removes word coined to describe a term that search engines can't find -- "ogooglebar" in Swedish -- after Google complains.
Big Data's Dark Side
Big data has the power to revolutionize society, but also to become Big Brother, warns new book.
New Web Domain Names: Should You Pass?
Plenty of organizations remain in the dark about the flood of new Internet addresses about to become available later this year. Here's what you need to know.
Congress Weighs Online Privacy Law Update
Email access is one issue on the table in Electronic Communications Privacy Act revision. Balancing constitutional guarantees with the needs of law enforcement won't be easy.
The End Of BYOD As We Know It?
Will IT need to limit which devices can connect to the corporate network? It feels like we're heading for separate Internets, aligned with mobile OSes and their respective clouds.
Watching Workers: Where's The Line?
Counting keystrokes might be called for in a data entry context. But tracing the location of a company-issued smartphone during a worker's off-hours isn't going to fly.
How I Solved My Windows Tablet Question
Lockheed IT pro Doug Lampe explains why an unusual tablet has all but replaced his traditional laptop in the office -- and why Microsoft's Surface team should pay attention.
ATF's Gun Tracing System Is A Dud
The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives is using 1960s era technology to manage a 21st century problem. When will this get fixed?