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Google Struggles With 'Right To Forget'
News  |  7/12/2014  | 
Google says it's having problems following the European censorship decision that lets users seek removal of embarrassing search results.
FTC Sues Amazon Over In-App Purchases
News  |  7/11/2014  | 
Amazon's own employees acknowledge the ease with which children could make purchases.
Apple Invites FTC To Probe Google
News  |  7/10/2014  | 
Facing regulatory scrutiny over in-app purchasing, Apple appears eager to make room for Google under the Federal Trade Commission's microscope.
3 BYOD Risk Prevention Strategies
Commentary  |  7/8/2014  | 
An effective BYOD plan must balance control with convenience. Here's what to keep in mind.
IBM Turns Cheek, Takes On China's Problems
News  |  7/7/2014  | 
IBM sales are down in China, but the company is doubling down with a 10-year initiative to address the country's energy and environmental problems.
TSA Requires Charged Devices At Some Overseas Airports
News  |  7/7/2014  | 
Homeland Security tells US-bound air travelers at certain overseas airports that mobile devices need to be operational when boarding, or gadgets will be confiscated.
Android Wear Gives Google Edge In Smartwatch Race
News  |  7/2/2014  | 
Google stands to gain a firm(er) foothold in the wearables market ahead of Apple's iWatch.
First Robotic Exoskeletons For Paraplegia Win FDA Approval
News  |  7/2/2014  | 
People with spinal cord injuries have a new mobility option.
Virtual Currencies Draw Fresh Regulator Scrutiny
News  |  7/2/2014  | 
Federal regulators are paying more attention to the growing use of bitcoin and other virtual online currencies. The GAO calls for more consumer protections.
BlackBerry Swipes At Android Security
News  |  6/28/2014  | 
In response to Google I/O announcements, BlackBerry criticizes Android's lack of security. On point, or sour grapes?
7 Surprising Technologies From World War I
Slideshows  |  6/28/2014  | 
WWI marked the first time technology was widely used in war. Look back 100 years at early drones, wearables, and other technologies that had lasting influence.
DARPA Robotics Challenge Gets Tougher
News  |  6/27/2014  | 
Robots competing in DARPA's disaster relief test must show some autonomy, will face surprise challenge.
Warrantless Cellphone Searches Illegal, Supreme Court Rules
News  |  6/26/2014  | 
Supreme Court bars police from searching data on an individual's cellphone without a warrant.
Cloud Improves SEC's Bottom Line
News  |  6/25/2014  | 
Move to cloud helps Securities and Exchange Commission collect, analyze, and report on financial data more efficiently.
Aereo Vs. Broadcasters: 5 Questions For Supreme Court
News  |  6/23/2014  | 
Should accessing an antenna and a DVR through the cloud be treated as any different under the law than doing so in your own home?
Federal Broadband Program Falls Short
News  |  6/18/2014  | 
The $3 billion rural broadband rollout, established as part of the federal stimulus program, left too many projects unfinished, GAO reports.
When Is Anonymous Data Really Anonymous?
Commentary  |  6/17/2014  | 
Confusion over the standards for anonymous data, or deidentification of data, damages adoption of mHealth apps, curtails innovation, and could generate needless extra laws.
Transportation Dept. Wants To Regulate Smartphone Maps
News  |  6/16/2014  | 
The Department of Transportation seeks the power to determine whether smartphone apps are a danger to drivers.
Google Fit: Another Try At Health Data?
News  |  6/14/2014  | 
Google looks to announce a new service at the Google I/O conference that will track activity data. Will it succeed where Google Health failed?
Internet Of Things Meets Robots At SmartAmerica
News  |  6/13/2014  | 
Expo demonstrates real-world innovation in cyber physical systems that underpin the Internet of Things.
Connected Cup Knows Your Drink
News  |  6/12/2014  | 
The Vessyl, a $99 cup, can analyze liquids down to the molecular level and display its findings, such as "beer."
FAA Approves First Commercial Drone Flight Over Land
News  |  6/12/2014  | 
Agency decision is the first step in a long march toward integrating drones into civil airspace.
Google+ Gets Analytics
News  |  6/11/2014  | 
Businesses using Google+ pages can now understand how their social content is working.
Google Imagines People As Applications
News  |  6/10/2014  | 
Google patent application describes a way to reduce the friction of online social interaction.
Apple iOS 8 Increases Privacy
News  |  6/9/2014  | 
iPhone users can look forward to broadcasting a bit less information about their devices as they wander the world.
5 Mobile Apps For Visiting Washington, D.C.
Slideshows  |  6/7/2014  | 
Planning a visit to our nation's capitol? These mobile apps, created by federal agencies, guide and educate travelers.
Facebook's Parse Embraces Swift
News  |  6/6/2014  | 
Developers can use Swift to access Parse services, but Apple is now competing for that business.
OpenFDA Backstory: Breaking The Paperwork Backlog
News  |  6/5/2014  | 
The startup Captricity uses a combination of crowdsourcing and OCR to digitize mountains of paper records, particularly for government agencies and healthcare.
Google Posts Project Tango Tablet Signup
News  |  6/5/2014  | 
Developers can now sign up to be notified when Google starts selling its Project Tango Tablet Development Kit later this summer.
Smart Government: All About Disruption
News  |  6/5/2014  | 
Smartphones and big data have changed expectations for how people communicate and find information, but government agencies aren't yet adapting, says Forrester report.
DOD Cyber Architecture Takes Shape
News  |  6/5/2014  | 
Military's cyber defense efforts remain a work in progress, officials say.
Google Previews Gmail Encryption
News  |  6/4/2014  | 
Gmail users will soon be able to encrypt their messages easily with End-to-End, a free Chrome extension.
Federal IT: Eliminate Innovation Pessimism
Commentary  |  6/4/2014  | 
Federal CIOs struggling to innovate should borrow lessons on open innovation from the private sector.
Mobile Health Devices: Public Health Trend Spotters?
News  |  6/4/2014  | 
Health Data Exploration Project sees research gold in mining consumer health data from pedometers, fitness bands, and other gadgets.
What DOD's Joint Information Environment Needs To Succeed
Commentary  |  6/3/2014  | 
The Defense Department's massive bet on an enterprise-wide information environment depends on whether DOD and industry can align their investment roadmaps. Here's how else industry can help.
Apple OS X, iOS Draw Closer
News  |  6/2/2014  | 
At WWDC, Apple shows it is building connections between its desktop and mobile operating systems. Apple is fortifying its position by opening up new opportunities for developers.
NSF Backs Advanced Internet Architecture Research
News  |  6/2/2014  | 
National Science Foundation awards $15 million to three projects that will test new network designs in real-world environments.
UAE National ID Program: Model Worth Watching
Commentary  |  5/29/2014  | 
United Arab Emirates officials are laying the foundation for a national identity verification system that could change how people are ID'd for everything from passports to employment documents.
FTC: Data Brokers Know You Better Than Mom Does
News  |  5/28/2014  | 
Federal Trade Commission report calls for restrictions on data brokers, finds companies gather billions of consumer transactions daily, largely without public knowledge.
WW II Memorial Debuts Connection To The Past
News  |  5/27/2014  | 
New WiFi-enhanced service at WW II memorial in Washington lets visitors access historical records and other information from interactive kiosks.
Google Project Tango Tablet: Think 3D
News  |  5/23/2014  | 
Google prepares to add tablets to devices that might use its 3D mapping system to enrich commerce, gaming, and more.
Osmo iPad Game System Dodges Apple Tax
News  |  5/23/2014  | 
Osmo sells physical game pieces directly to consumers, bypassing Apple's efforts to grab a slice of the revenue.
Google's Nest Recalls Smoke Detector
News  |  5/22/2014  | 
Algorithm-detection flaw may misread any nearby motion as a command to silence an alarm.
FCC Busts Online Retailer For Counterfeit Smartphones
News  |  5/21/2014  | 
FCC's Enforcement Bureau charges Panasystem with importing devices marked with unauthorized Samsung and BlackBerry labels.
NASA Picks Global Space Apps Challenge Winners
News  |  5/21/2014  | 
More than 8,000 participants around the world tackled 40 separate challenges addressing issues humanity faces on Earth and in space.
China Rejects Windows 8 For Government Computers
News  |  5/20/2014  | 
A Chinese government procurement directive bans Windows 8 from new desktops, laptops, and tablets.
Google Buys Divide: BYOD Play
News  |  5/20/2014  | 
To boost Android's business appeal, Google is investing in mobile device management.
FCC Net Neutrality Flap: Fast Lanes Don't Scare Me
Commentary  |  5/19/2014  | 
Only the status quo will keep the Internet 'open,' net neutrality advocates insist. But a refined approach may ignite more network investment.
FCC 'Open' Internet May Mean 'Paid'
News  |  5/15/2014  | 
Federal Communications Commission votes to consider broadband rules that could allow data fast lanes. Public invited to comment.
Why Mobility Managers Deserve A Seat At The Table
Commentary  |  5/15/2014  | 
It's not just a couple of VPs sharing a cellphone anymore. You need a dedicated mobility manager equipped to oversee your valuable hodgepodge of mobile devices and data.
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