"It's hard to imagine that airlines can send text messages if your flight is delayed, but you can't send a text message to 9-1-1 in an emergency."
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 and is a member of the National Press Club.
Amazon has swept back into the in-app purchase game, and they're doing it right on the same iOS devices from which they were banned not so long ago.
It didn't have to be this way. If our politicians had put America first, put our economic recovery first, we wouldn't have scared our creditors.
We continue ZDNet Government's in-depth political coverage of the upcoming 2012 election cycle with this historical retrospective and forward-looking analysis.
Google's lack of account flexibility needs to change.
It'll take a billion dollars to clean up the toxic waste found at Kennedy Space Center.
Installing Snow Leopard on a Lion machine is harder than you would think. This guide shows you the necessary tricks to make it work.
On its 236th anniversary, Ben Franklin's original post office, along with over 3,500 others, is being stamped out.
Courtesy of Apple, you've just handed over one of the only keys safeguarding your digital domain to a complete stranger.
We're all learning how Google+ works, and that apparently includes T. J. Hooker himself, William Shatner.