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GCHQ said it's "openly" recruiting hackers for the first time, months after the Snowden documents showed the spy agency used them to target both terrorists and civilians.
The Australian Department of Defence will take on the responsibilities of the Defence Materiel Organisation, with the federal government set to abolish the agency from July.
Australian government agencies have been asked to contribute almost half of the funding for improved digital services.
The Australian government has offered to fund between less than half and one third of the estimated costs for telecommunications companies to store communications data for law enforcement.
NASA outlined its technical roadmaps designed to support missions over the next two decades. There are many cloud, supercomputing, autonomous computing, robotics, and big data points to ponder.
The Australian government will force some patients to use electronic health records as part of a trial included in a AU$485 million 'rescue' package for the personally controlled e-health record system set up by the former Labor government.
Just hours after Conservative's re-election, the UK government pledged to bolster its surveillance efforts. Third time lucky, this time it might actually go through.
Froebel Early Learning Centre is introducing preschoolers to science, technology, engineering, and mathematics skills as part of the Little Scientist initiative.
The Australian government may force digital companies such as Netflix that are based outside of Australia to charge GST to their Australian customers.
After months of uncertainty, the Australian government has committed AU$250 million to help bail the Australian Bureau of Statistics out of its legacy IT woes.
European Commission launches new investigation into barriers to online trade and plan to update everything from copyright to cloud privacy rules.
Australia's opposition party has proposed formally adopting a two-stage rollout of the National Broadband Network with fibre to the premises returning should Labor be elected to federal government.
Australian Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull has said that the federal government will offer state and local governments the use of its myGov portal for free, as it works to ramp up public and private collaboration with its Digital Transformation Office.
The lower house of the French parliament has passed legislation allowing authorities to spy on suspected terrorists without prior authorisation from a judge.
Victoria's state Budget for 2015-16 has confirmed the new Labor government's move to pump AU$60 million into establishing a startup initiative, as it moves to prepare the state's workforce for an increasingly knowledge-based economy.
School will soon be in session and a Chromebook may be just what you need for the coming academic year.
You have one, your partner has one, and your child wants one. What are some of the best tablets and tips to keep them entertained, happy, and most importantly, safe?
As the World Cup kicks off, we list five technology projects rolled out across the venues that will be hosting the tournament in Brazil over the next month.
Those who want maximum privacy for their email have a tough time using difficult software. Google is attempting to do better with Gmail, but there's already a decent webmail solution.
Microsoft's new PowerPoint plug-in and associated cloud service makes it easy to create and distribute compelling educational content.
As the government and private sector focus on improving Brazil's innovation ecosystem, many local women are working to foster this environment by connecting people, ideas and turning ideas into reality. We list some of the females making a difference in the Brazilian technology innovation scene.
Researchers shared their discovery and research on espionage malware "The Mask" (aka Careto) at the Kaspersky Labs security summit this week. ZDNet took photos of the presentation.
Apps can be both educational and fun you know.
Infamous security researcher Felix "FX" Lindner exposed Lawful Interception surveillance systems as easy to detect, derail, and maliciously exploit at European hacking conference 30c3.
How much do you love your country? Enough to shop until you drop, choosing just the right gifts? If you're stumped on exactly what to give your favorite nation, we have the answers. Come on in!
Welcome to the official 2013 edition of our ZDNet DIY-IT Gift Guide. This year, in honor of 2013, we present to you 14 interesting and useful products that the DIY-ITer in your life will find particularly useful, fun, or cool.
Ada's Technical Books in Seattle recently relocated, adding a cafe and more technical science, security, sci-fi and engineering books than before into its breathtaking new location.
The government program generally known as Obamacare is the poster child for poor government IT work. There have been others though.
And now, for your reading pleasure, the very worst from the tech world in 2013.
This article is a companion piece to Marines test giant autonomous headless horsebot, published in ZDNet government.
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.
Following the internet blackout in Egypt over the last week, Communications Minister Stephen Conroy this morning said that he didn't think the Australian Government had the power to pass a law to make internet service providers cut off the internet.
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.
Billionaire retailer Gerry Harvey yesterday said that the debate about foreign retailers not being forced to collect GST on some Australian purchases had been misconstrued as a battle between the internet and companies like his own Harvey Norman empire.
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.
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