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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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.
If you're interested in seeing the Republicans kick off this season's debate cycle and you've given up your cable TV, we have the details you'll need.
Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton addressed email concerns in a statement followed by a question and answer segment with the press. We have the full video, plus analysis of her comments.
Google fights WikiLeaks, Aussies are fighting data retention, and FTC issues IoT guidelines [Government IT News]
There's a bit of a fuss in Australia about new data retention regulations, and how it plays out Down Under may have implications for IT across the world. Plus Google, WikiLeaks, FTC, Internet of Things, and data center consolidation. It's been a pretty good week.
It wouldn't be another news week if our governments didn't disappoint us in some way or another. The UK seems to be tiring of civil liberties, Russia is tiring of civility, and North Korea is way overdue for its little nap. Plus (no surprise), the Department of Homeland Security is insecure.
Congress has actually done something useful, blocking the release of Internet domain and address administration. Of course, it's all part of Congress blocking everything Obama, but still, you take your wins where you can find them. Plus lots of international gov news.
Drones? What could possibly go wrong? Plus can China cripple our power networks? [Government IT Week]
ZDNet's David Gewirtz has been warning about China and the risk to US infrastructure for years. The NSA now seems to agree. Plus the FAA wants to restrict commercial drones, which we all knew was inevitable.