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The director of the FBI discusses closing the gap between government and the private sector by sharing data in "machine-time" -- not "human-time."
Code Pink unfurled banners yesterday, today DEF CON -affiliated organizations protest on the ground, and tomorrow a sold-out protest event show that "obnoxious" RSA protests are certainly drawing attention.
At informal infosec conference Security B-Sides SF, former Black Hat General Manager and current Global Strategist for Rapid7 Trey Ford outlined the gaps between hacking and legislation in America.
ZDNetGovWeek: Fighting patent trolls, new net-neutrality proposal, and cops ticket 20K people by accident
Oddly enough, the American government and it's family of problem-children, the United States Congress, didn't do anything terribly embarrassing this week. So we're left with actual news. Oh, wait, here's a stupid: in New Zealand, police sent out 20,000 tickets by accident.
New recommendations from the Obama administration include expanded pro bono legal help for inventors and crowdsourcing prior art.
The FCC chairman defended that the communications regulator is on the side of creators and innovators, not telco giants.
The spread of smartphone theft is off the charts. Some US senators have a plan to solve it, but the carriers don't agree. Is the Senate plan a bad idea, or are carriers just trying to bilk their customers out of insurance fees? It's an ugly story no matter how you look at it.
To celebrate President's Day, we look back at some of the technology that defined each of the U.S. presidents from the mid-20th Century, where the Tech Revolution began.
Tens of millions protested the Iraq invasion across dozens of countries in 2003, and we still went to war. An online protest saw 75,000 websites blacked out for a day in 2012, which led to the shelving of censorship laws. You can blame corporate America's apathy for this next one.
The Framework is described to be "a voluntary how-to guide for organizations in the critical infrastructure community to enhance their cybersecurity."
[Updated] Instead of the usual civil procedures, the US government is going after Android pirates and their stores with criminal charges.
What boggles the mind is not the choice of judges (both are competent and seasoned jurists). Instead, it's that the job is part-time.
It's a low-snark week here at ZDNet Government HQ. The FBI's seemingly silly-sounding quest for malware actually makes sense, and new reports say the NSA is 80 percent less evil. At least it's all Obama's fault. Oh, wait, he just wants to put broadband in schools. All the gov news that's fit to put into bits. Read on...
Government sources say that the NSA's phone metadata collects only a fraction of calls, owing to the program not collecting most cell phone call records.
The FBI has an RFQ out to buy malware for research. Read the document and the project sounds legitimate, but the RFQ is still funny to read.