The time has come for a Cyber Bill of Rights, a clear, concise, powerful, understandable, and relevant governance guide to our modern age.
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David Gewirtz, Distinguished Lecturer at CBS Interactive, is an author, U.S. policy advisor, and computer scientist. He is featured in The History Channel special The President's Book of Secrets.
The ongoing chaos that is the NSA story continues. Google, Microsoft, and Facebook try to get permission to tell the whole truth, and nothing but the truth. That doesn't work out so well, and all we get are aggregated numbers and more aggravation.
Unless you've been living under a rock, you know that there's been a whole lot of news about the NSA spying on regular Americans. It's a long and winding story, and our team has been covering it end-to-end.
Freedom vs. security. It's a challenge as old as the nation. It's a great paradox, perhaps the greatest paradox in the history of civilization. How do we retain our privacy and our freedom while still defending against horrific threats?
The AP is doing their job trolling for headlines, but they're actually making a fuss about government workers who are trying to get their job done.
Manufacturers make it almost impossible to use one very simple and powerful security feature available in almost all routers.
It's been an interesting week in the world of government computing. This week's ZDNet Government Week-in-Review touches on some major stories including big privacy and Patriot Act news at the the FBI and DOJ.
There are many other actors in the global cyberwar, from nation states to criminal organizations to hacktivist groups. Today, however, we're going to just focus on China vs. the U.S. It's a war both undeclared and unwinnable, but very, very real.
In this Memorial Day edition of ZDNet Government's Week-in-Review, we look at stories posted by our intrepid reporters around the world. Top news includes Twitter's two-factor authentication, retaliation against hackers, and big companies who pay little tax.
If you're considering starting a nonprofit and want to sail through government approval, here are five tech tips (and a few bonus ideas) that will make the process as painless as possible. This article is certified politics-free.