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US limits agency use of Chinese gear, citing cyberespionage

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President Barack Obama has made it more difficult for some government entities to buy information technology systems from China, sending a message that the country needs to curtail hackers stealing trade secrets from U.S. corporations. Obama this week signed a spending law that included a provision requiring NASA and...
US limits agency use of Chinese gear, citing cyberespionage

Governments Requesting More Private Data From Google

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Governments around the world, especially the U.S. government, are continuing to request more private data from Google. The search giant released a fresh transparency report this morning, revealing that the U.S. leads the world in information requests about users (8,438 requests for information from about 14,868 users). Google isn’t a...
Governments Requesting More Private Data From Google

Salesforce.com aims its customer service, social monitoring apps at governments

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Salesforce.com is hoping to set the standard for how government bodies deliver online services to citizens using mobile devices.The cloud-based software vendor on Wednesday announced Rapid Response 311, a mobile application that citizens can use to log and track requests for service; Mobile Communities for Government; Government Social Command...
Salesforce.com aims its customer service, social monitoring apps at governments
"Madi" malware acts like Flame virus, targets Middle East

Pew Report: Citizens turning to Internet for government data, policy and services

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Anyone who's been watching the Internet knows that a lot of interesting things are happening online with government. Government entities have begun to open up their data to the public, including state, local, and the federal government efforts with websites like data.gov. A new research report on online government from...
Pew Report: Citizens turning to Internet for government data, policy and services

Seattle approves plan to lease fiber cable to private firms

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Mayor Mike McGinn chats with former City of Seattle CTO Bill Schrier in Pioneer Square last year. Seattle will now be able to lease unused fiber optic cabling throughout the city to private companies, possibly sparking faster Internet connectivity and creating a more competitive marketplace.  The Seattle City Council approved the...
Seattle approves plan to lease fiber cable to private firms

One Year After The Breivik Massacre, Norway Continues To Fight Terrorism With Democracy, Openness And Love

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 It's been a little over a year since Anders Breivik committed the greatest act of terrorism in Norway's history. The response to the horrific violence was completely unexpected. In a world where most countries would consider drafting major legislation and beefing up security, Norway's response seemed almost out-of-touch with the...
One Year After The Breivik Massacre, Norway Continues To Fight Terrorism With Democracy, Openness And Love

Security Experts Warn of Cyber Threats From Iran

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Iran may be turning to cyber attacks as a channel to attack corporate and government entities in the U.S., especially since the attacks are relatively easily launched against much larger adversaries....
Security Experts Warn of Cyber Threats From Iran
Meet the geeks who just won the state's first-ever government app challenge

New U.S. Cyber-Security Law May Hinder Lenovo's Sales Growth

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The funding bill President Barack Obama signed this week didn’t just prevent a government shutdown. It also included a provision requiring that U.S. government technology purchases first go through a cyber-espionage review process–a move that could potentially impact the sales of Chinese tech companies like Lenovo, which relies on sales...
New U.S. Cyber-Security Law May Hinder Lenovo's Sales Growth

The battle for control of the internet is being waged in Dubai

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The International Telecommunication Union (ITU), an agency of the United Nations, is meeting today in Dubai to plan the future of the internet. The World Conference on International Telecommunications (WCIT) will take place from now until the 14th, and it will have serious implications for the entire internet. Russia has...
The battle for control of the internet is being waged in Dubai

LulzSec member pleads guilty in Sony Pictures hack

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An Arizona man has admitted his involvement in a May 2011 computer attack against the website of Sony Pictures Entertainment that was carried out by the now-defunct LulzSec hacker group. On Thursday, Raynaldo Rivera, 20, of Tempe, who used the online aliases of "neuron," "royal" and "wildicv" pleaded guilty...
LulzSec member pleads guilty in Sony Pictures hack

New 'Google For Spies' Mines Social Media, Builds Profiles, Predicts Future Locations

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Defense company Raytheon is now boasting about new software that mines social media in order to profile, and predict the movements of potential suspect. The program, called Rapid Information Overlay Technology, or RIOT, enables intelligence officers to "gain a snapshot of a person's life" in as little as a few clicks,...
New 'Google For Spies' Mines Social Media, Builds Profiles, Predicts Future Locations

Government data requests to Google continue to rise

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Governments continue to ask Google for more data about its users, with more than two-thirds of requests in the U.S. made through a subpoena, which usually doesn't require asking a judge for a search warrant. User data requests of all kinds have increased by more than 70 percent since...
Government data requests to Google continue to rise

Curtains for LightSquared? NTIA says GPS interference is unfixable

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LightSquared, the aspiring 4G wireless network built in the "L band" of spectrum has been under fire from the GPS industry for the last year over the interference the experimental network was shown to create for GPS receivers. Due to the L-band's close proximity to frequencies used in satellite...
Curtains for LightSquared? NTIA says GPS interference is unfixable

California Makes A Move To Further Separate The Public From Its Public Records

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The fact that the public is still charged fees to access public records already seems rather questionable. After all, the creation of these documents is paid for by taxpayers. Keeping them locked up behind a governmental paywall often seems like double-dipping. It's time to add one more to the...
California Makes A Move To Further Separate The Public From Its Public Records

White House, Tiring of Death Stars And Deportation Requests, Ups 'We The People' Signature Threshold From 25,000 To 100,000

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The White House has just raised the signature threshold at the "We the People" website from 25,000 to 100,000, no doubt in an attempt to trim down the number of Death Star/deportation/secession/impeachment petitions it must respond to. (Why no one thought to kill two birds with one stone and exile...
White House, Tiring of Death Stars And Deportation Requests, Ups 'We The People' Signature Threshold From 25,000 To 100,000
U.K. launches secret cyber attack monitoring center for its information sharing program

At SEC: Porn Surfing Down, Waste Up, Stunning Disregard For Basic Computer Security

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An internal investigative report of the SEC's Trading and Markets division has been recently been reviewed by Reuters. After reading its rundown of the misdeeds and abuses uncovered, I'm left with the urge to laugh maniacally in the manner of someone having just cleared the tipping point and now sliding...
At SEC: Porn Surfing Down, Waste Up, Stunning Disregard For Basic Computer Security

Report: 80 Percent Of SMB Mobile Sites Offer Click-To-Call

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Mobile website hosting and services provider MoFuse released its inaugural “State of the Mobile Web” report this morning. The data are drawn its broad network of more than 22,000 mobile websites, which include major brands, government entities and small businesses in the US. The company... Please visit Marketing Land for...
Report: 80 Percent Of SMB Mobile Sites Offer Click-To-Call

LIVE: Mayor Mike McGinn announces plan to develop "ultra-fast broadband network"

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Seattle mayor Mike McGinn is set to announce plans to develop an “ultra-fast broadband network” today at 10:30 a.m. Follow his news conference with the live stream above. The conference is on the University of Washington campus. UW president Michael Young and Mark Ansboury, president of Gigabit Squared, will...
LIVE: Mayor Mike McGinn announces plan to develop "ultra-fast broadband network"

Attention geeks: Your government needs you (and it's offering $75,000 for new apps)

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Ready, set, develop. The City of Seattle, King County and Washington State officially kicked off the first-ever Evergreen Apps Challenge today, a competition in which geeks from around Washington state are encouraged to build new travel, transportation, recycling or other apps that could benefit those living here. We first wrote about the...
Attention geeks: Your government needs you (and it's offering $75,000 for new apps)

Texas Auditor: Many State IT Projects Wracked by Cost, Time Overruns

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More than two-thirds of 15 major IT projects completed by Texas government entities in recent years took longer than anticipated and went over budget, according......
Texas Auditor: Many State IT Projects Wracked by Cost, Time Overruns
Google's Transparency Report shows increase in government requests

Apple Admits Defeat - Returns to EPEAT Environmental Registry

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In a rare but telling reversal, Apple has reversed its decision to remove 39 of its products from the Electronic Product Environmental Assessment Tool (EPEAT) registry. The move came in response to withering public criticism and warnings that many government entities would stop buying Apple products. Apple's change of heart...
Apple Admits Defeat - Returns to EPEAT Environmental Registry

Transparency Report: What it takes for governments to access personal information

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Today we’re releasing new data for the Transparency Report, showing that the steady increase in government requests for our users’ data continued in the second half of 2012, as usage of our services continued to grow. We’ve shared figures like this since 2010 because it’s important for people to understand...
Transparency Report: What it takes for governments to access personal information
Local governments could save most from cloud, but are least receptive to it

Scary thought: governments will secretly track our locations via smartphones

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Civil libertarians aren’t thrilled with the government’s ability to track our locations, even after the U.S. Supreme Court put limits on the ability for law enforcement to track car locations without search warrants. Scary anti-government talks are the norm at Defcon, the hacker conference in Las Vegas. This year is...
Scary thought: governments will secretly track our locations via smartphones
FCC to block rollout of LightSquared 4G LTE network

FCC puts the kibosh on LightSquared’s LTE plans

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LightSquared’s quest to build a nationwide LTE network appears to be finished. After a year of LightSquared fighting the GPS industry and government agencies over whether its network would interfere with GPS receivers, the Federal Communications Commission dropped the hammer Tuesday, saying it would revoke the would-be carrier’s terrestrial network...
FCC puts the kibosh on LightSquared’s LTE plans
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