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Amazon Web Services gets FedRAMP certification for US government cloud use

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Amazon Web Services has finally received certification under the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program, which the company said will lower the cost of implementing its cloud services among government organizations and agencies in the U.S.FedRAMP is a mandatory government-wide program that standardizes security assessment, authorization, and monitoring for...
Amazon Web Services gets FedRAMP certification for US government cloud use

Anonymous Attacks China, Defaces Hundreds of Websites

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Several of the hacked websites belonged to local Chinese government organizations and lower-level government agencies....
Anonymous Attacks China, Defaces Hundreds of Websites
Next up for Startup Weekend: Making government move at Internet speed
Scientists crack RSA SecurID 800 tokens, steal cryptographic keys

Aging networking protocols abused in DDoS attacks

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Aging networking protocols still employed by nearly every Internet-connected device are being abused by hackers to conduct distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks.Security vendor Prolexic found that attackers are increasingly using the protocols for what it terms "distributed reflection denial-of-service attacks" (DrDos), where a device is tricked into sending a high...
Aging networking protocols abused in DDoS attacks
Startup Health launches AngelList-like platform for health and wellness

Hmmm…Software That Predicts If You Will Do Crime & Time

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The Florida State Department of Juvenile Justice says it will use predictive analytics software from IBM to foretell which of its juvenile offenders are likely to return to crime. The software, made by the SPSS division that Big Blue purchased last year, will replace Excel spreadsheets analyzed by employees. The...
Hmmm…Software That Predicts If You Will Do Crime & Time

Linux certificate program launches in North America

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There's no doubt that demand for IT professionals with Linux skills is growing rapidly, and earlier this year I wrote about a brand-new certification program targeting newcomers to the open source operating system. At the time, the Linux Essentials program from the Linux Professional Institute (LPI) was gearing up...
Linux certificate program launches in North America

Be Very Afraid: Notes from a 'Data Privacy Day' Town Hall

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Happy Data Privacy Day. Or maybe another way to think of it is Happy Halloween in January. After attending this week’s Data Privacy Day Town Hall meeting at the Seattle Art Museum (SAM), sponsored by the Online Trust Alliance (OTA), you’d be right to be afraid, very afraid. Data Privacy...
Be Very Afraid: Notes from a 'Data Privacy Day' Town Hall

Google Wields Quickoffice In Battle With Microsoft

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In an effort to beef up Googles Apps — its suite of online office applications — Google has announced that it will acquire Quickoffice, an outfit that builds mobile applications for viewing and editing Microsoft Office documents, spreadsheets and powerpoint presentations. “Quickoffice has an established track record of enabling...
Google Wields Quickoffice In Battle With Microsoft
Huddle Furthers Its U.S. Push, Tooling Its Cloud Collaboration Platform For The Dept Of Homeland Security And The NGA

FBI, Working With Banks, Chose Not To Inform Occupy Leadership Of Assassination Plot On Its Leaders

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Whatever you thought of the so-called "Occupy" movement of the past year or so, it seems clear that there has been at least a bit of overreaction to them. I mean, treating these protests, which have, by and large, been peaceful, as terrorist groups is just silly. But, as you...
FBI, Working With Banks, Chose Not To Inform Occupy Leadership Of Assassination Plot On Its Leaders

Imation acquires Nexsan for $120m, targeting SMEs with data security and storage solutions

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Data security and scalable storage company Imation has announced its acquisition of Nexsan, a California-based provider of disk-based storage systems, in a deal worth roughly $120 million. Imation offers data storage and security solutions aimed at large businesses and government organizations. It has customers in more than 100 countries, and...
Imation acquires Nexsan for $120m, targeting SMEs with data security and storage solutions

Why Can’t Startups and Government Learn to Get Along?

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Government and tech startups don’t have anything in common. By their very nature, government organizations are typically huge, slow-moving bureaucracies built to deliver continuity. Startups are disruptive risk takers that succeed by shaking up the status quo. Yet both sides need each other in both obvious and surprising ways....
Why Can’t Startups and Government Learn to Get Along?
Huddle raises a huge $24M round for unsexy, wildly profitable enterprise software
Anonymous hacks government site, threatens to expose secrets in response to Aaron Swartz's death

Researchers: Java's security problems unlikely to be resolved soon

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Since the start of the year, hackers have been exploiting vulnerabilities in Java to carry out a string of attacks against companies including Microsoft, Apple, Facebook and Twitter, as well as home users. Oracle has made an effort to respond faster to the threats and to strengthen its Java...
Researchers: Java's security problems unlikely to be resolved soon

Researchers uncover new global cyber-espionage campaign

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Security researchers have identified an ongoing cyber-espionage campaign that compromised 59 computers belonging to government organizations, research institutes, think tanks and private companies from 23 countries in the past 10 days....
Researchers uncover new global cyber-espionage campaign

Innocent Until Predicted Guilty

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theodp writes "Gizmodo has an angry piece on IBM helping Florida to predict how delinquent your child's going to be. The Florida Department of Juvenile Justice has decided to start using IBM predictive analytics software to help them determine which of the 85,000 kids who enter their system each year...
Innocent Until Predicted Guilty

Researchers discover new global cyber-espionage campaign

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Security researchers have identified an ongoing cyber-espionage campaign that compromised 59 computers belonging to government organizations, research institutes, think tanks and private companies from 23 countries in the past 10 days. The attack campaign was discovered and analyzed by researchers from security firm Kaspersky Lab and the Laboratory of...
Researchers discover new global cyber-espionage campaign

Novell Gets Ready To Release Pulse and Federation with Google Wave

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Novell is providing the first glimpse of Pulse, its new real-time collaboration service. The new service will eventually fully integrate with Google Wave. This version does not include Google Wave as part of its service. But there is an expectation that eventually the integration will serve as a federated platform...
Novell Gets Ready To Release Pulse and Federation with Google Wave
Cyborg anthropologist’s startup brings people & computers closer together
I don't think you're ready for this Celly -- startup raises $1.4M to bring social networking to classrooms

FBI, Working With Banks, Chose Not To Inform Occupy Leadership Of Assassination Plot On Its Leaders

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Whatever you thought of the so-called "Occupy" movement of the past year or so, it seems clear that there has been at least a bit of overreaction to them. I mean, treating these protests, which have, by and large, been peaceful, as terrorist groups is just silly. But, as you...
FBI, Working With Banks, Chose Not To Inform Occupy Leadership Of Assassination Plot On Its Leaders
World Clamors for Linux Coders, Says Linux Foundation

With push for data democratization, Intel tries to play both sides of the big data debate

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Intel has been taking steps in recent months to promote the democratization of consumer data — the idea that consumers should be able to check out the information that companies are collecting on them — even though it might not be immediately obvious how the chip maker could generate revenue...
With push for data democratization, Intel tries to play both sides of the big data debate
Google's Transparency Report shows increase in government requests

MindMixer Raises $1.5M For Virtual Town Halls, Launches ImproveSF Website,

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If you live in San Francisco, you probably spend a lot of time complaining about the lackluster public transportation. I’m no exception — so today, I was really excited to see a new government website called ImproveSF, where residents can submit and vote on suggestions about how to make Muni...
MindMixer Raises $1.5M For Virtual Town Halls, Launches ImproveSF Website,
Using big data to make an MPG for everything
Better location tools for more apps: Geoloqi is now on Appcelerator Titanium
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