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.
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.
"Never before has a war been so immediately documented, never before have sentiments from the front scurried their way to the home front with such ease and precision."That's "milblogger" Chris Missick, a 24-year-old solider serving in Iraq, as profiled in John Hockenberry's article in Wired, "The Blogs of War."
Defense officials admitted that cyberattacks launched from Chinese computers have been targeting systems across the government. But it's still not clear who's doing the hacking.
The Automatic Network Outbreak Containment program identifies and quarantines worms that attack a network. Intel is also working on a way to pinpoint the location of a Wi-Fi user.
Thousands of VoIP customers could lose service next week, unless the FCC grants an extension to providers, a coalition of VoIP providers said in a letter to the FCC.
Since the National Institute of Standards and Technology will not be able to provide a list of recommended labs to certify e-voting machines until 2007, the U.S.
Earlier this week, FCW.com published a story claiming that the Chinese government was engaged in a cyberwar with the U.S. military. Today, two China hands questioned the assertion, saying that computers in China could have been hijacked by hackers operating anywhere in the world.
Last week, four Alaskans filed suit against the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) to stop the agency from destroying records collected during a test of Secure Flight in June 2004. Today, the Electronic Frontier Foundation is encouraging people to file their own records requests to further slow the destruction of records.
At the beginning of August, the Copyright Office issued a request for comments on a small technical detail. It would be much easier for them, it seems, if their new system for preregistration of copyrights (a requirement under something called the Artists Rights and Theft Prevention Act, which, you may or may not be aware, makes the use of a video camera in a movie theater an imprisonable offense) could just support Internet Explorer 5.
CIO magazine honored Delaware CIO Tom Jarrett, who also serves as president of NASCIO, as part of their CIO 100 awards. The annual feature highlights the work of top CIOs in government, nonprofits and the private sector.