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IBM tries to forecast and control Beijing's air pollution

IBM is launching a new project to address China's energy and environmental problems

Free Wi-Fi networks in SF, San Jose join hands through Hotspot 2.0

Users can now connect securely to one and automatically get on the other

Reports: German government to drop Verizon because of U.S. spying

It will shift to Deutsche Telekom after revelations about NSA eavesdropping

Hadoop analysis now tackling IoT to improve transit

A new consultancy crunches data from different sources for insights into agencies' operations

Oracle says Oregon governor spiked Obamacare site for political reasons

Oregon and Oracle are likely headed to a battle in court over Cover Oregon

FCC proposes $1B per year for Wi-Fi in schools

The plan would also aim to prevent fraud in the E-Rate Internet funding program

US Justice Department to charge Chinese military officials with hacking

The U.S. Department of Justice is preparing to charge Chinese military officials with hacking US companies to obtain trade secrets.

Estonian electronic voting system vulnerable to attacks, researchers say

The electronic voting system that has been used in Estonia since 2005 cannot guarantee fair elections because of fundamental security weaknesses and poor operational procedures, according to an international team of security and...

Ban killer Robocops before it's too late, rights groups say

Serve the public trust, protect the innocent, uphold the law.

Mobile Apps Becoming Default for Government Digital Content

In keeping with the White House's digital government initiatives, senior government technologists increasingly look to a mobile-first strategy for developing digital content and services.

Oracle, Oregon officials once discussed faulty website technology as Healthcare.gov fix

On at least one occasion, technology behind Oregon's faulty health insurance website was discussed as a possible fix for problems that initially beset Healthcare.gov, the federal insurance exchange that underpins Obamacare.

Federal CIOs Struggle to Recruit Top Tech Talent

Government culture and compensation can make the private sector more appealing for young technologists, contributing to a talent shortfall at a time when the feds need IT expertise more than ever -- as the Healthcare.gov fiasco...

Federal CIOs Squeezed by Budgets, Executive Buy-in

Technology chiefs in the federal government say they struggle with their role within their departments and agencies. A bill passed in the House and pending in the Senate could give federal CIOs more authority, though.

Ukraine tensions could hurt international security efforts, Kaspersky says

International conflicts such as the current tensions over Ukraine could stand in the way of global cooperation on cybersecurity, according to the founder of Kaspersky Lab.

Wi-Fi problems dog Apple-Samsung trial

There's a new sign on the door to Courtroom 5 at the federal courthouse in San Jose, the home to the Apple v. Samsung battle that's playing out this month: "Please turn off all cell phones."

Government CIOs Face Data Center Consolidation Challenges

Federal CIOs face pressure to consolidate their agencies' data center infrastructure. Those challenge are much bigger than just an IT, and experts advise CIOs to develop strategic plans so that consolidation improves application...

US development agency defends its Twitter-like service in Cuba

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) on Thursday defended its work in setting up a Twitter-like service in Cuba to promote democracy in the communist country.

NSA phone metadata collection program renewed for 90 days

The Obama Administration has secured a 90-day extension of the National Security Agency's controversial authority to collect phone metadata records on U.S. customers under the Patriot Act.

Healthcare.gov experiences maintenance outage on deadline day

The U.S. government's flagship health insurance exchange website, Healthcare.gov, was temporarily shut down Monday, the deadline for people to sign up for health coverage under the new law.

China calls US spying actions 'hypocrisy,' plans to beef up security

China's Ministry of National Defense blasted the U.S. over recent allegations that it has been spying on Huawei Technologies, and said it plans to shore up the nation's Internet security in response.

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