A week after cutting the cord, David Gewirtz does not regret the decision. But he's also not convinced there's smooth sailing in the cord-cutting waters.
CBSI'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.
In addition to hosting the ZDNet Government and ZDNet DIY-IT blogs, CBS Interactive's Distinguished Lecturer David Gewirtz is an author, U.S. policy advisor and computer scientist. He is featured in The History Channel special The President's Book of Secrets, is one of America's foremost cyber-security experts, and is a top expert on saving and creating jobs. He is also director of the U.S. Strategic Perspective Institute as well as the founder of ZATZ Publishing. David is a member of FBI InfraGard, the Cyberwarfare Advisor for the International Association for Counterterrorism & Security Professionals, a columnist for The Journal of Counterterrorism and Homeland Security, and has been a regular CNN contributor, and a guest commentator for the Nieman Watchdog of the Nieman Foundation for Journalism at Harvard University. He is the author of Where Have All the Emails Gone?, the definitive study of email in the White House, as well as How To Save Jobs and The Flexible Enterprise, the classic book that served as a foundation for today's agile business movement.
Your next big privacy threat won't come from the NSA or the FBI. The upcoming presidential campaigns will know a staggering amount about you personally. It's a bit scary and more than a little creepy.
Breaches happen all the time, even in government. But an unclassified system breach can be as bad as a classified breach. David Gewirtz offers a worst-case scenario.
The House Judiciary Committee, chaired by one of the sponsors of SOPA, shows its complete disregard for both good taste and copyright in a shocking display of GIF overload.
A Google research project is looking at ways to rank pages based on the accuracy of facts on each page. Could this ignite a firestorm of political and religious disagreement?
Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton addressed email concerns in a statement followed by a question and answer segment with the press. We have the full video, plus analysis of her comments.
The media creates mythology. David Gewirtz looks at how the AP created a new, completely false Hillary Clinton myth about a fake identity, how it's sticking, and where it all went wrong.
Did she do anything wrong? Were federal record-keeping laws broken? Was security compromised? Email expert and presidential scholar David Gewirtz deconstructs Hillary Clinton's emailgate.
Will House of Cards Season 3 binge-watchers kill the Internet? If past is prologue, probably not.
Google fights WikiLeaks, Aussies are fighting data retention, and FTC issues IoT guidelines [Government IT News]
There's a bit of a fuss in Australia about new data retention regulations, and how it plays out Down Under may have implications for IT across the world. Plus Google, WikiLeaks, FTC, Internet of Things, and data center consolidation. It's been a pretty good week.
It wouldn't be another news week if our governments didn't disappoint us in some way or another. The UK seems to be tiring of civil liberties, Russia is tiring of civility, and North Korea is way overdue for its little nap. Plus (no surprise), the Department of Homeland Security is insecure.
Some countries and cultures have a hatred of our freedoms. Not only do they persecute their own subjects relentlessly, they feel they can reach outside of their own closed societies and attack us. They are wrong. We will not be silenced.
Congress has actually done something useful, blocking the release of Internet domain and address administration. Of course, it's all part of Congress blocking everything Obama, but still, you take your wins where you can find them. Plus lots of international gov news.
2014 was a pretty rough year from a cybersecurity perspective. So that means that 2015 will be better, right? Right? Yeah, not so much. We'll tell you why.
It's been a relatively quiet weekend here in the US, government screwup-wise. But that doesn't mean there's not a lot going on 'round the world, especially when it comes to cyberattacks and cybercrime.
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