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UN moves to strengthen digital privacy

UN moves to strengthen digital privacy

The United Nations has adopted a resolution on protecting digital privacy that for the first time urges governments to offer redress to citizens targeted by mass surveillance.

published November 25, 2014 by

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A year in cybersecurity and cybercrime: 2012 review

A year in cybersecurity and cybercrime: 2012 review

During the year, we have seen the destruction of SOPA and PIPA but the emergence of CISPA and similar laws around the world, a growing trend in hacks and scams, an explosion in malware, and states committing cyberwarfare on their friends and foes. Here's a run-down of what happened in 2012.

published November 16, 2012 by

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Defense Dept. targets Silicon Valley with new IT Exchange Program

At the RSA 2011 Conference, Deputy Secretary of Defense William Lynn talks about a new pilot program that will make it easier for government and the technology industry to work together in the future. Lynn says through the new plan, the Defense Department will be able to incorporate more commercial practices while at the same time technology professionals can learn about the challenges facing the Defense Department.

published February 15, 2011 by

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Did WikiLeaks stand a chance?

At a Churchill Club event debating the importance of WikiLeaks in Santa Clara, Peter Thiel, Co-founder of Paypal, talks about the difficulty private companies face when defending public interests. Thiel argues that vague laws grant the government excessive powers against companies and individuals and therefore need to be clarified.

published January 20, 2011 by

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FBI director stresses cooperation with private enterprise

At the RSA Conference in San Francisco, FBI Director Robert Mueller highlights the importance of a coordinated response to cybercrime, encouraging businesses to work more closely with the government. Mueller assures companies that reporting breaches of security and going through the investigative process can be done with minimal disruption, safeguarding privacy, data, and confidentiality.

published March 5, 2010 by

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Homeland security secretary outlines latest online efforts

At the RSA Conference in San Francisco, U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano discusses three efforts underway to ensure the security of the nation's cyberinfrastructure. This includes the development of National Cybersecurity Incident Response Plan, which will facilitate a coordinated response to cyberthreats from the federal government, local city and state governments, as well as the private sector

published March 4, 2010 by

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U.S. CTO outlines nation's IT strategy

At a Churchill Club event held at the Computer History Museum in Menlo Park, Calif., United States CTO Aneesh Chopra describes President Obama's plan to spur innovation through investment, align the nation's domestic priorities, and upgrade the government's own operations.

published August 5, 2009 by

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Who will manage the smart grid?

At Greentech Media's Green Building Summit at SRI International in Menlo Park, Calif., tech executives discuss the future management of smart-grid technology and whether the balance of power will go toward utility companies, government regulatory agencies or building owners.

published June 17, 2009 by

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Speeding up construction on ‘green’ homes

At Greentech Media’s Green Building Summit at SRI International in Menlo Park, Calif., Serious Material Chairman Marc Porat discusses the challenges associated with building "green" residential homes. He believes it’s important for the green industry to persuade governments to mandate environmentally sustainable buildings in order to speed up construction.

published June 15, 2009 by

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Will cheap oil affect green innovation?

At a Churchill Club event in Santa Clara, Calif., Bill Joy, co-founder of Sun Microsystems and partner at Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, calls on the government to require using alternative fuels to protect biofuel innovators from the cyclical nature of the oil market and to make it easier to invest in wind, solar, and geothermal energy.

published February 12, 2009 by

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State of California CIO: Teri Takai

Teri Takai, the State of California's CIO, talks to CNET's Dan Farber about overseeing an IT organization with more than 130 CIOs and 10,000 technology workers. She also discusses California's e-government initiatives from going green to managing costs during tough economic times.

published November 24, 2008 by

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