This whole Berkeley/Russia/Wikileaks thing came to my attention last week, when I was asked to appear on Russian state television.
CBS Interactive's Distinguished Lecturer David Gewirtz hosts ZDNet Government -- ZDNet's politics and policy coffeehouse -- where civics lessons meet technology, nothing is sacred, and everything is fair game.
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.
For years the FAA's database more closely approximated a brown supermarket bag filled with receipts than an actual, you know, database.
How is it possible that a simple Web site can so infuriate governments the world over, but still remain active?
We're seeing, embodied in Kinect Sports, how some of its capabilities can be stretched, but can't be made to fit all physical activities.
Is, in fact, Julian Assange a terrorist? Or is he something else?
In addition to my posts, a bunch of my fellow bloggers have written some fascinating posts on government-related topics
The President's Book of Secrets takes viewers on a journey inside White House history to unveil staggering information about secrets known only to the President.
Trust can be all that stands between us and terrible circumstance, whether that's the breakup of a family or total, nuclear Armageddon.
Our nation faces risks far greater than a rogue flash drive: Failure to properly safeguard our consumer and industry systems; unwillingness to invest in ongoing security; and ordinary computer users playing with digital weapons of mass destruction.
Before all the turkey runs out and I go back to my normal cranky critic ways, I present to you 17 technologies worth giving thanks for.