ITworld Government http://www.itworld.com/taxonomy/term/39/all en Senators hear calls on the FCC to step back from net neutrality rules http://www.itworld.com/it-management/436703/senators-hear-calls-fcc-step-back-net-neutrality-rules The U.S. Federal Communications Commission should abandon its efforts to pass net neutrality rules because new regulations would hurt investment and the deployment of broadband, a parade of Republican senators and advocates said Wednesday.<p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/it-management/436703/senators-hear-calls-fcc-step-back-net-neutrality-rules" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/it-management/436703/senators-hear-calls-fcc-step-back-net-neutrality-rules#comments Government Internet IT Management Networking Unified Communications News Wed, 17 Sep 2014 18:49:53 +0000 IDGNS staff 436703 at http://www.itworld.com Open document formats campaign backed by EU's digital commissioner http://www.itworld.com/enterprise-software/436602/open-document-formats-campaign-backed-eus-digital-commissioner European government agencies should adopt open document formats in their dealings with citizens, outgoing European Commissioner for the Digital Agenda Neelie Kroes has urged.<p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/enterprise-software/436602/open-document-formats-campaign-backed-eus-digital-commissioner" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/enterprise-software/436602/open-document-formats-campaign-backed-eus-digital-commissioner#comments Enterprise Software Government IT Management Software News Wed, 17 Sep 2014 11:56:43 +0000 IDGNS staff 436602 at http://www.itworld.com NSA reform bill stalled with Congress headed toward fall recess http://www.itworld.com/it-management/436502/nsa-reform-bill-stalled-congress-headed-toward-fall-recess The U.S. Congress is unlikely to pass legislation to end the National Security Agency&#039;s widespread collection of U.S. telephone records before leaving Washington, D.C., on a two-month break.<p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/it-management/436502/nsa-reform-bill-stalled-congress-headed-toward-fall-recess" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/it-management/436502/nsa-reform-bill-stalled-congress-headed-toward-fall-recess#comments Government IT Management Security News Tue, 16 Sep 2014 20:29:03 +0000 IDGNS staff 436502 at http://www.itworld.com FCC gets record number of net neutrality comments, what now? http://www.itworld.com/it-management/436458/fcc-gets-record-number-net-neutrality-comments-what-now The U.S. Federal Communications Commission&#039;s deadline for the public to comment on the agency&#039;s proposed net neutrality rules passed Monday with more than 3 million comments filed, by far a record number for an FCC proceeding.<p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/it-management/436458/fcc-gets-record-number-net-neutrality-comments-what-now" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/it-management/436458/fcc-gets-record-number-net-neutrality-comments-what-now#comments Government Internet IT Management Networking Unified Communications News Tue, 16 Sep 2014 15:50:40 +0000 IDGNS staff 436458 at http://www.itworld.com Google reports a 19% jump in US government data requests http://www.itworld.com/internet/436332/google-reports-19-jump-us-government-data-requests Google fielded 19 percent more requests from the U.S. government for data on its users in the first half of this year compared to the second half of last year, the company said Monday.<p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/internet/436332/google-reports-19-jump-us-government-data-requests" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/internet/436332/google-reports-19-jump-us-government-data-requests#comments Data Protection Government Internet IT Management On-demand Software Security News Mon, 15 Sep 2014 23:07:00 +0000 IDGNS staff 436332 at http://www.itworld.com FTC warns of using big data to exclude consumers http://www.itworld.com/it-management/436303/ftc-warns-using-big-data-exclude-consumers The collection and analysis of big data holds great promise, but may also lead some companies to create profiles of consumers leading to discrimination, the chairwoman of the U.S. Federal Trade Commission said Monday.<p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/it-management/436303/ftc-warns-using-big-data-exclude-consumers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/it-management/436303/ftc-warns-using-big-data-exclude-consumers#comments Government Internet IT Management Networking News Mon, 15 Sep 2014 19:19:38 +0000 IDGNS staff 436303 at http://www.itworld.com Google wants to fly drones above New Mexico http://www.itworld.com/unified-communications/436288/google-wants-fly-drones-above-new-mexico Google is planning to test Internet delivery by drone high above New Mexico, according to a government filing.<p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/unified-communications/436288/google-wants-fly-drones-above-new-mexico" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/unified-communications/436288/google-wants-fly-drones-above-new-mexico#comments Government IT Management Unified Communications News Mon, 15 Sep 2014 17:43:37 +0000 IDGNS staff 436288 at http://www.itworld.com CIO of defense department agency cautions against rush to cloud http://www.itworld.com/it-management/435934/cio-defense-department-agency-cautions-against-rush-cloud The Defense Information Systems Agency&#039;s David Bennett calls the cloud &#039;viable&#039; for certain government operations.<p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/it-management/435934/cio-defense-department-agency-cautions-against-rush-cloud" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/it-management/435934/cio-defense-department-agency-cautions-against-rush-cloud#comments Cloud Computing Government IT Management News Fri, 12 Sep 2014 16:32:45 +0000 IDGNS staff 435934 at http://www.itworld.com Swedish ISP urges European Commission to end 'illegal data retention' http://www.itworld.com/legal/435911/swedish-isp-urges-european-commission-end-illegal-data-retention Swedish law requiring network operators to retain communications metadata continues to breach European Union rules, according to Swedish ISP Bahnhof, which has asked the European Commission to intervene.<p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/legal/435911/swedish-isp-urges-european-commission-end-illegal-data-retention" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/legal/435911/swedish-isp-urges-european-commission-end-illegal-data-retention#comments Government IT Management Legal News Fri, 12 Sep 2014 12:38:20 +0000 IDGNS staff 435911 at http://www.itworld.com Yahoo says it faced $250,000 daily fines for defying US surveillance requests http://www.itworld.com/government/435847/yahoo-says-it-faced-250000-daily-fines-defying-us-surveillance-requests The U.S. government once threatened to fine Yahoo US$250,000 a day if it failed to assist with its surveillance efforts, Yahoo said Thursday.<p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/government/435847/yahoo-says-it-faced-250000-daily-fines-defying-us-surveillance-requests" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/government/435847/yahoo-says-it-faced-250000-daily-fines-defying-us-surveillance-requests#comments Government Internet Networking On-demand Software Security News Thu, 11 Sep 2014 23:44:57 +0000 IDGNS staff 435847 at http://www.itworld.com New survey raises questions about net neutrality regulation, advocacy group says http://www.itworld.com/it-management/435801/new-survey-raises-questions-about-net-neutrality-regulation-advocacy-group-says More than two-thirds of U.S. respondents in a new survey say that decades-old telephone regulations should not apply to the Internet, which suggests that the U.S. Federal Communications Commission should stay away from reclassifying broadband as a regulated public utility, an advocacy group said.<p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/it-management/435801/new-survey-raises-questions-about-net-neutrality-regulation-advocacy-group-says" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/it-management/435801/new-survey-raises-questions-about-net-neutrality-regulation-advocacy-group-says#comments Government Internet IT Management Networking News Thu, 11 Sep 2014 19:20:36 +0000 IDGNS staff 435801 at http://www.itworld.com Senators ask Apple, Home Depot for information on breaches http://www.itworld.com/it-management/435797/senators-ask-apple-home-depot-information-breaches A recent data breach at retailer Home Depot and a leak of celebrity nude pictures from Apple&#039;s iCloud service raise questions about the companies&#039; data security practices, two U.S. senators said Thursday.<p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/it-management/435797/senators-ask-apple-home-depot-information-breaches" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/it-management/435797/senators-ask-apple-home-depot-information-breaches#comments Data Protection Government IT Management Security News Thu, 11 Sep 2014 19:27:49 +0000 IDGNS staff 435797 at http://www.itworld.com Dropbox reports a steady rise in government data requests http://www.itworld.com/government/435792/dropbox-reports-steady-rise-government-data-requests Interest in Dropbox is growing among users, and law enforcement too.<p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/government/435792/dropbox-reports-steady-rise-government-data-requests" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/government/435792/dropbox-reports-steady-rise-government-data-requests#comments Cloud Computing Government Internet Networking On-demand Software News Thu, 11 Sep 2014 19:54:45 +0000 IDGNS staff 435792 at http://www.itworld.com India's biometric ID project is back on track http://www.itworld.com/it-management/435680/indias-biometric-id-project-back-track The new Indian government has indicated strong support for a controversial project to require residents to have biometric IDs in order to collect government benefits, setting a target of 1 billion enrollments by 2015.<p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/it-management/435680/indias-biometric-id-project-back-track" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/it-management/435680/indias-biometric-id-project-back-track#comments Government IT Management Security News Thu, 11 Sep 2014 10:48:03 +0000 IDGNS staff 435680 at http://www.itworld.com Chinese regulator urges Qualcomm to help local companies make money http://www.itworld.com/it-management/435644/chinese-regulator-urges-qualcomm-help-local-companies-make-money Qualcomm is being urged by a top Chinese regulator to make money in the country in tandem with its local partners.<p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/it-management/435644/chinese-regulator-urges-qualcomm-help-local-companies-make-money" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/it-management/435644/chinese-regulator-urges-qualcomm-help-local-companies-make-money#comments Government IT Management Legal News Thu, 11 Sep 2014 03:22:59 +0000 IDGNS staff 435644 at http://www.itworld.com