As long as this partisan foolishness continues, Americans won't trust America's leaders. That makes it almost impossible for Americans to trust potentially intrusive, yet necessary security measures.
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NASDAQ's not alone in getting hacked, and India's lower cost IT labor seems to attracting the criminal element. Meanwhile, China's wolf in geek's clothing, Huawei, is whining about distrust, and the NSA soap opera continues (providing content mana to bloggers worldwide). It's ZDNetGovWeek. Hoorah!
Since there is no doubt that the cloud has and will cause disruption, here are some constructive guidelines on how to strengthen your career should you face your own personal jobpocalypse.
Well, at least it's not all NSA, all the time. This week we lead with a story about the JOBS bill and how startups can now advertise for investors. It's good for startups, but also very, very good for scammers. Investor, beware!
What worries me (in addition to everything else) is this: it's a project that's already run out of money once in a country known to cut corners on safety.
It's been a relatively quiet week in the land of gov, where most elected and appointed officials have taken a long weekend from Big Brothering to enjoy fireworks and hot dogs. Even so, there are always stories to get your blood pumping, and this week is no exception.
There's just nothing about this story that's going to make you feel good. Sorry.
As we come to this Fourth of July, some citizens are up in arms over what some might call another "long train of abuses and usurpations," as it was originally written in the Declaration. I'm speaking, of course, about the NSA/PRISM stink.
Dear Mr. President: now might not be the best time to say you were pawing through records of my email addresses
After spending weeks reading about the NSA mess, getting a note from the President's fundraising team telling me they were looking at records associated with my email address just raised the hairs on the back of my neck.
So here we are, another week gone by in NSA leak land. Are you suffering from NSA weariness? We have more NSA coverage, some brutal words about a nation of fraidy cats, and lots of gov news from across the ponds.