David Gewirtz

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.

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DC first responders get smartcards

First responders in DC, Maryland and Virginia will receive smartcards early next year, Federal Computer Week reports. The cards will use public key infrastructure to identity firefighers, police officers and hospital employees.

August 30, 2005 by ZDNet

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Govt. datamining endangering citizen privacy: GAO

Federal agencies are not obeying privacy laws regarding the datamining of personal information - and indeed most agencies do not understand the privacy implications of datamining activities, the General Accounting Office charged.

August 30, 2005 by ZDNet

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The g-man versus the army of zombies

The FBI is no longer two technological steps behind cybercriminals. Agents are infiltrating IRC channels and watching the hackers, as they fight a pernicious foe: hackers who turn users' machines into zombies, shut down web servers and extort thousands of dollars.

August 30, 2005 by ZDNet

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Policing the future

21st century technology is giving police and homeland security officials more information than ever before. How do they filter it, process it, and act on it without infringing civil liberties?

August 29, 2005 by Richard Koman

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30-day extension for VoIP customers

The FCC has granted a 30-day extension to VoIP providers to obtain acknowledgements from customers that they may have trouble reaching 911 via the Internet.

August 26, 2005 by Richard Koman

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