ZDNet's worldwide team provides global 24/7 technology news and analysis. In addition to my own coverage analysis here in the ZDNet Government column and on ZDNet's DIY-IT, every week I'll bring you a selection of the best government-related articles posted by our intrepid reporters and analysts. Here are some of the most interesting from the last week.
Top stories this week
FAA to impose restrictions on commercial drone use
The FAA's anticipated ruling on commercial drone use is expected to impose a number of tough restrictions.
Which nation-state is behind the sophisticated, stealthy Regin malware?
Symantec researchers are impressed by Regin, which has been conducting high-level surveillance campaigns worldwide since 2008. Is it state-sponsored?
European Parliament calls for Google's breakup to end ongoing antitrust probe
Europe's parliament is reportedly ready to call for Google's breakup, three years into a probe investigating the company's business practices.
NSA chief admits China could cripple U.S. power grid, financial networks
Because the last thing you want is a potentially hostile country controlling the light switches in America from half the world away.
Other government coverage around ZDNet
How to weed out the next Heartbleed bug: ENISA details crypto worries
Europe's security agency has warned that cryptographic protocols in vogue at the moment may not be as secure as thought.
Europe's law enforcement agency has cracked down on the use of remote access trojans.
Senator Scott Ludlam has labelled the Australian government's proposed data-retention scheme as little more than a surveillance tax, while calling for the release of a financial study into the scheme.
The G20 network needed fibre services with more than 15Mbps download speeds to keep delegates, media, and volunteers happy, according to the Australian Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet.
Dimension Data has today launched a Canberra-based managed cloud services platform designed to meet the needs of Australian government agencies moving to the cloud as part of the government's cloud-first policy.
Here's my take on Computer Aided INvestigative Environment - a Linux-based, UEFI-compatible LIVE USB/DVD digital forensic system.
A collection of notable security news items for the week ending November 21, 2014. Covers enterprise, controversies, reports and more.
The Australian government is calling on the Productivity Commission to work out how best to deliver mobile broadband capability for the country's law enforcement and emergency services.
The human rights group says the new anti-surveillance tool is a 'strike back' against governments that have overextended their reach.