As we move forward into a new year, fully aware of all the data gathering, surveillance, and big data out there, I have only one simple piece of advice: Watch where you step.
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Legitimate patent owners won't be substantially negatively impacted by this bill. It's a little weak (leaving the door open to the big-boy trolls who use a different bag of tricks), but it's good, robust progress.
ZDNetGovWeek: Yahoo decides to be unhelpful, so does the US, but HP is all about helping Healthcare.gov
Yahoo has decided that it's easier to call something a feature than a vulnerability (oh, joy), the US doesn't like the idea of privacy rights, despite a UN resolution (who's surprised?), Verizon didn't save ACA, so it's HP's turn at bat, and we run down all the tech turkeys we could think of (and speak politely about). So, did the tryptophan wear off yet? Welcome to the silly(er) season!
Learn about dark meat turkey, Jedi family management skills, and a little tech. Plus some tips about how to have and enjoy a non-traditional holiday and giving Mom a break.
Known in gov-speak as the Legged Squad Support System (or LS3), the idea is to remove the amount of weight a ground trooper has to carry in combat.
This article is a companion piece to Marines test giant autonomous headless horsebot, published in ZDNet government.
The doctors couldn't fix healthcare. The lawyers couldn't fix healthcare. The politicians certainly couldn't fix healthcare. So now it's up to us in IT.
Factoring in the astounding growth of Internet communications worldwide, America's security establishment isn't quite as draconian as many in the press sometimes claim.
Bill aims to protect cord-cutters and those watching online video from suffering bandwidth limitations imposed by carriers. But the bill has some other elements that may ultimately cause it to fail.
ZDNetGovWeek: Amazon may save USPS, Healthcare.gov can't catch a break, and what if weapons inspectors came to your company?
It's been an interesting week. Amazon may well save America's flagging postal service, and a wacky, long-shot cyberweapons defense proposal could have weapons inspectors knocking on everyone's door. Plus a little NSA and news from govs around the world.