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The government has decided that it's not worth the risks, especially since test programs didn't improve turnout. Yet enthusiasm remains in other countries.
Californian lawmakers have signed a bill removing the prohibition of companies or individuals from issuing money other than US dollars, rendering bitcoin technically legal in the state.
Irony aside, a lawmaker has pointedly reminded former NSA chief Keith Alexander that selling classified information is a felony.
Microsoft's executive VP has blasted the NSA's "unfettered bulk collection of data" and continues to push for reform following the NSA surveillance scandal.
The stories and claims about this batch of missing emails are virtually identical to those we heard when the Bush administration emails went missing. Incredible incompetence or cover-up?
It is essential that an organization's critical computer/networking systems and services are properly monitored so that staff can be made aware of and respond to problems and trends. This System...
We've heard the 'dog ate my email' story before, but the claims coming from the IRS are hard to swallow (especially when they're so impatient with us if we can't find something). There's more (and less) to that story, and we'll be following it as it unfolds and unravels.
The initial news that the IRS had lost two years of Lois Lerner's email seemed preposterous. It had to be a lie. But it's worse than that: It could be true.
Could Google Maps now become more useful -- or intrusive?
World Cup tech wrap-up, US auctions Silk Road bitcoins, plus less privacy in our future [Government IT Week]
It's been a wild, wacky, World Cup week. But despite all those nice folks worldwide who insist on calling soccer "football," stuff has been happening in government IT. We've got an immigration breach, Silk Road bitcoin auction, legal determination about phone location tracking, and so much more.
Big companies like Microsoft, Apple, and Google don't want to be government pawns, betraying customer privacy. They can fight back now that it's all in the open.
If Microsoft wins its fight against a search warrant for email on Irish soil, it could deliver a windfall to all US cloud providers.
The European Union will examine whether or not Apple's tax arrangements with the EU member state breach the law on the continent.
China doesn't trust Windows, Europe might not trust Google, and nobody trusts the phone giants [Government IT Week]
China seems to think Windows 8 is a threat (no news on whether they're trying to run Metro). Europe demands Google delete some of our data, and Snowden is still in the news.
Believe it or not, most states have some provisions for allowing people to vote over the Internet. The pressure is on to expand it, even though a secure online voting system is impossible using today's technology.