ITworld Government en LTE network for US public safety taking it one step at a time The organizers of the FirstNet LTE public safety network have the frequencies and standards they need to build the system, and they know where the money&#039;s coming from. They know how to get there from here, but it won&#039;t be a quick trip.<p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Government IT Management Mobile & Wireless Unified Communications News Fri, 25 Jul 2014 23:14:20 +0000 IDGNS staff 428784 at Should the “right to be forgotten” be an actual right for all people worldwide? <p>The EU has forced Google to remove search results for people if they request it. I’m a fairly private person, so in some ways it appeals to me. However, this seems awfully close to censorship to me, and I’m not sure I like the idea of people being able to remove things they don’t like by force of law. What do other people think?</p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Government EU google right to be forgotten Fri, 25 Jul 2014 21:27:05 +0000 hughye 428778 at Russian government offers money for identifying Tor users The Russian Ministry of Interior is willing to pay 3.9 million roubles, or around US$111,000, for a method to identify users on the Tor network.<p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Government IT Management Security News Fri, 25 Jul 2014 15:15:15 +0000 IDGNS staff 428722 at California sees IT shifting to IBM-built cloud California is moving its IT services to a cloud, on-demand, subscription-based service that state officials believe may meet as much as 80% of its computing needs. <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cloud Computing Government Internet IT Management Networking News IBM Fri, 25 Jul 2014 19:27:29 +0000 IDGNS staff 428622 at Europeans call for a single EU copyright to get more access to online services Many European consumers are frustrated by frequently being denied access to online services outside of their home countries and are calling on the European Commission to implement a &#039;common copyright&#039; in Europe. This pits them against publishers and broadcasters, who want enforcement of existing rules instead, a public consultation on EU digital copyright reform showed.<p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Government IT Management Legal News Thu, 24 Jul 2014 13:35:04 +0000 IDGNS staff 428500 at Qualcomm faces hurdles collecting royalties from China China&#039;s anti-monopoly investigation of Qualcomm is starting to disrupt its licensing business and making it harder for the U.S. company to collect royalties from the country.<p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Government Hardware IT Management Legal News Thu, 24 Jul 2014 02:55:41 +0000 IDGNS staff 428458 at Dutch spy agencies can receive NSA data, court rules Dutch intelligence services can receive bulk data that might have been obtained by the U.S. National Security Agency (NSA) through mass data interception programs, even though collecting data that way is illegal for the Dutch services, the Hague District Court ruled Wednesday.<p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Government IT Management Legal Security News Wed, 23 Jul 2014 15:01:39 +0000 IDGNS staff 428372 at UK government adopts ODF for document exchange with citizens and suppliers The U.K. government has adopted ODF as its standard for the exchange of word processor and spreadsheet files between departments and with citizens and suppliers, meaning that companies and citizens will not be required to buy a particular application or software suite in order to collaborate with government staff.<p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Enterprise Software Government IT Management Open Source Software News Wed, 23 Jul 2014 15:14:11 +0000 IDGNS staff 428371 at Google rival slams EU Commission over antitrust settlement proposals One of the complainants in an antitrust case against Google has slammed the European Commission for apparently adopting wholesale Google&#039;s proposal to settle the case, while giving complainants no fair chance to express their views on the settlement. Meanwhile, the Commission is considering revising the terms of the settlement, according to media reports.<p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Government Internet IT Management Legal Networking News Wed, 23 Jul 2014 12:58:16 +0000 IDGNS staff 428345 at EHR failure partly to blame for VA troubles The troubles at the Department of Veterans Affairs are in part the result of the failure to set up a system of electronic health records (EHR), former Defense Secretary Robert Gates said on Tuesday.<p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Government IT Management News EHR electronic health records Thu, 24 Jul 2014 18:31:44 +0000 IDGNS staff 428338 at Investigation of missing IRS email holds lessons for your business The IRS says it lost or destroyed emails pertinent to an ongoing investigation--but if procedure was followed, that shouldn&#039;t be possible. <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Data Protection Government Internet Networking On-demand Software Unified Communications Opinion compliance Thu, 24 Jul 2014 18:47:16 +0000 IDGNS staff 428259 at Members of UK Parliament call for judicial review of data retention law Two members of the British Parliament are seeking judicial review of a surveillance law that extends U.K. data retention rules and was rushed through by the government.<p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Government IT Management Legal News Tue, 22 Jul 2014 13:13:55 +0000 IDGNS staff 428148 at Google may bring Wi-Fi to New York City pay phones Google may be among the hopefuls vying to turn the New York City phone booths of the past into &quot;communication points&quot; of the future with free Wi-Fi and cellphone charging.<p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Government IT Management Mobile & Wireless Networking Unified Communications News Mon, 21 Jul 2014 22:13:23 +0000 IDGNS staff 428060 at How the Internet of Things could become a critical part of disaster response Researchers have concluded that those billions of connected devices could help save lives in the event of disaster, even one that knocks out the Internet<p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cloud Computing Disaster Recovery Government Hardware Internet Legal Mobile & Wireless Networking Personal Tech Security Software News 911 arXiv bluetooth Bluetooth LE bluetooth low energy bluetooth smart computer science computers Cornell University cyberculture disaster response email first responders government hardware Internet internet of things IoT legislation natural disasters networking privacy radio research SIM social media software TCP/IP technology texting The Role of the Internet of Things in Network Resilience tweets Twitter Tue, 22 Jul 2014 10:00:00 +0000 Phil Johnson 428001 at Under Google, robot maker reduces dependence on military funding A company acquired by Google that develops robots for the U.S. military appears to have greatly reduced its dependence on government funding, suggesting a reluctance on Google&#039;s part to align itself too closely with military projects.<p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Government Hardware News Boston Dynamics robotics robots Fri, 18 Jul 2014 23:51:49 +0000 IDGNS staff 427802 at