After a long, acrimonious, strange election season, it's finally time to vote. David Gewirtz reflects on how technology has been at the forefront of this cycle and shares a few hopeful thoughts as America prepares to choose its leaders.
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We talk to the Library of Congress' Chief of Web Services about the challenges and technologies of Thomas.gov, the government's early and important online resource.
In honor of Presidents' Day here in the United States, we take an unflinching look at the state of the current election cycle. Thanks to the disruptive force of technology, we're having a Bizarro World election.
Presidential email expert David Gewirtz looks critically at the Clinton email situation, explores how the Bill Clinton administration felt about email, and prognosticates on the survival of Hillary Clinton's candidacy based on her current situation and long history with disruptive news items.
This week, we've got news of Anonymous and the KKK, spies in the sky, congressional finger-pointing, AT&T being AT&T, and so much more. It's ZDNet's Government IT Week and you would believe what the world's govs are up to this week!
The dark side of Internet of Things, FBI and China, and other government disappointments [Government IT Week]
Europol has finally figured out something I wrote about four years ago, the FBI seems to be taking the NSA's place in the "keep quiet and shut up" department, and no one is listening to the White House about data center energy efficiency (or much of anything else, it seems). It's another week in that slapstick world we call government.
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.
Honoring our fallen heroes, Facebook listens in, and the House gives Freedom a chance [Government IT Week]
It's Memorial Day here in America, a day we remember our heroes who made the ultimate sacrifice (and, in a way that's uniquely American, we stuff our faces with burgers and hot dogs in their honor). In other news, Facebook wants to listen in, the House tries to stop the NSA from listening in, and lots more. Stay safe out there!
The world is changing. Fortunately, the tech industry does one thing very, very well: innovate in a changing world.
The single most important question is this: what does America currently control and therefore, what would we actually be giving up?