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Julian Assange (remember him from WikiLeaks?) wants out of the Ecuador embassy and no one cares. It looks like IBM's hardware sale to Lenovo is going through. Plus lots more worldwide government IT news.
An appeals court rules that, under CA labor law, employee use of personal cell phones must be reimbursed, even if the employee has an unlimited or flat rate plan.
The benefits are large and the privacy concerns are phony. Police should have cameras on them and the more cameras in public places, the better.
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, holed up in London for the past two years, has confirmed he will leave the sanctuary of the Ecuadorian Embassy "soon."
Whoever heard of a pure IT project that cost a billion dollars to build (so far)? A GAO investigation goes deep into just how bad the process of building HealthCare.gov was.
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...
In order to avoid another HealthCare.gov debacle, US President Obama has hired a team of digital experts to overhaul government IT systems and websites.
European officials are only now are expressing concern over a US court ruling that can allow the FBI and NSA to grab oversees data. But Europe knew the risks at least three years prior.
Back in the USSR: Snowden leaves West behind, anonymous wifi makes Russians sing and shout [Government IT Week]
Today's a triple crown of Russian news. Snowden leaves the West behind for another three years, Russia bans anonymous wifi (and is bound to find a way to blame that on the NSA), and Java won't keep you warm in the great Bear nation.
UPDATED. Reports indicate that users in Russia who attempt to download and install Java are being told that a government embargo forbids it.
The FCC didn't provide an estimate as to how many lives have been saved by the extra resource, but the agency did highlight the potential and benefits for consumers who are deaf, hard of hearing, or speech disabled.
Anonymous sources are reporting that the Amazon Web Services-provided cloud to be managed by the CIA has gone live, on schedule.
The US federal agency determined LinkedIn violated overtime and record-keeping provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act in four states.
Zack Whittaker hits hard with our top government stories of the week, the judgement of how far reaching US data ownership is across the world. Plus, we have the usual selection of fascinating worldwide government stories, including a dangerous new point-of-sale virus. Double-check your credit card bills, folks.
SEC to Facebook: yeah, we're good, Homeland Security does software, and go ahead and unlock your cellphone [Government IT Week]
It's been a slow summer in Gov news, but at least the Library of Congress seems willing to let you unlock your cell phone. The SEC just "liked" (or at least ignored) Facebook's IPO mess, and DHS is now the Department of Homemade Software. Read on...