This is an epic failure on the part of Apple, and not just because a favorite application has been replaced with a dog. Rather, this may be a case of criminal negligence.
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.
Information sharing in law enforcement and national security is essential, but in a democracy, so is privacy. The challenge is how we balance those two factors.
On this, the anniversary of the events of 9/11, we spotlight how readily-available consumer technology might extend the reach of terrorists in new and disturbing ways. Plus, what DARPA's doing about it.
It's the Democrats. What could possibly go wrong?
David Gewirtz explores how consumerization scales. Can mixing off-the-shelf parts with unique methodology or secret sauce be used successfully in the world of government and military innovation?
There are probably less than 10% of Americans who haven't decided on who to vote for in the November Presidential election. Yet, it's often the undecided voters, like ZDNet Government's own David Gewirtz, that eventually choose the winner. Here's David's review of the GOP convention.
If the UN seizes control of the Internet, they'll take the Internet from the voices of freedom and give it to nations who'd prefer to either kill it or refashion it into another tool of state control.
Do not celebrate Assange. This is not a "witch hunt," as he called it. This is a case of the world's most respected nations hunting an alleged criminal currently hiding out in the embassy of one of the world's least respected nations.
We continue to follow the kindergarten antics of our politicians. But there's only one real truth, and that's this: when the bits hit the firewall, it's the techies who get called.
What would happen if terrorists or an enemy nation got their hands on digital weapons of mass disruption -- like Stuxnet, Flame, or the newly reported Gauss -- and used them to attack America?