ITworld Government http://www.itworld.com/taxonomy/term/39/all en Obama signs cellphone unlocking bill http://www.itworld.com/mobile-wireless/429765/obama-signs-cellphone-unlocking-bill The right to unlock your cellphone became law on Friday as President Barack Obama signed a bill that rapidly passed both houses of the U.S. Congress.<p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/mobile-wireless/429765/obama-signs-cellphone-unlocking-bill" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/mobile-wireless/429765/obama-signs-cellphone-unlocking-bill#comments Government IT Management Mobile & Wireless News Sat, 02 Aug 2014 00:24:01 +0000 IDGNS staff 429765 at http://www.itworld.com HP agrees to settle allegations it overbilled US Postal Service http://www.itworld.com/it-management/429721/hp-agrees-settle-allegations-it-overbilled-us-postal-service Hewlett-Packard has agreed to pay US$32.5 million to settle allegations that it overbilled the U.S. Postal Service on a IT hardware contract.<p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/it-management/429721/hp-agrees-settle-allegations-it-overbilled-us-postal-service" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/it-management/429721/hp-agrees-settle-allegations-it-overbilled-us-postal-service#comments Government IT Management News Fri, 01 Aug 2014 15:47:42 +0000 IDGNS staff 429721 at http://www.itworld.com German copyright law is unconstitutional, Yahoo says in complaint http://www.itworld.com/it-management/429717/german-copyright-law-unconstitutional-yahoo-says-complaint A German copyright law that gives publishers the exclusive right to the commercial use of their content online is unconstitutional according to Yahoo, which has filed a complaint with Germany&#039;s Federal Constitutional Court.<p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/it-management/429717/german-copyright-law-unconstitutional-yahoo-says-complaint" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/it-management/429717/german-copyright-law-unconstitutional-yahoo-says-complaint#comments Government IT Management Legal News Fri, 01 Aug 2014 15:04:26 +0000 IDGNS staff 429717 at http://www.itworld.com Almost 200,000 people may have been affected by US visa system crash http://www.itworld.com/it-management/429591/almost-200000-people-may-have-been-affected-us-visa-system-crash Computer problems with the U.S. State Department&#039;s system for issuing passports and visas may have affected up to 200,000 people, it emerged Thursday, as the scale of the problem became clear for the first time.<p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/it-management/429591/almost-200000-people-may-have-been-affected-us-visa-system-crash" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/it-management/429591/almost-200000-people-may-have-been-affected-us-visa-system-crash#comments Government IT Management Software News Thu, 31 Jul 2014 22:23:28 +0000 IDGNS staff 429591 at http://www.itworld.com Judge rules against Microsoft in email privacy case http://www.itworld.com/government/429574/judge-rules-against-microsoft-email-privacy-case A U.S. district court judge has ruled against Microsoft in the company&#039;s effort to oppose a U.S. government search warrant for emails stored in Ireland.<p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/government/429574/judge-rules-against-microsoft-email-privacy-case" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/government/429574/judge-rules-against-microsoft-email-privacy-case#comments Government Internet IT Management Legal Networking On-demand Software Security Unified Communications News Thu, 31 Jul 2014 20:03:14 +0000 IDGNS staff 429574 at http://www.itworld.com FTC's in-app purchasing cases ignored consumer benefits, critics say http://www.itworld.com/it-management/429568/ftcs-app-purchasing-cases-ignored-consumer-benefits-critics-say The U.S. Federal Trade Commission failed to adequately consider the consumer benefits of easy in-app purchases in its recent complaints accusing Apple and Amazon.com of allowing children to buy digital products without parental permission, according to some critics of the agency.<p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/it-management/429568/ftcs-app-purchasing-cases-ignored-consumer-benefits-critics-say" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/it-management/429568/ftcs-app-purchasing-cases-ignored-consumer-benefits-critics-say#comments Government Internet IT Management Mobile & Wireless Networking Software News Thu, 31 Jul 2014 19:34:23 +0000 IDGNS staff 429568 at http://www.itworld.com Twitter reports a rise in government data requests http://www.itworld.com/government/429555/twitter-reports-rise-government-data-requests The number of government requests worldwide seeking Twitter users&#039; data, or the removal of content, increased during the first half of 2014.<p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/government/429555/twitter-reports-rise-government-data-requests" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/government/429555/twitter-reports-rise-government-data-requests#comments Data Protection Government Internet Networking On-demand Software Security Unified Communications News Thu, 31 Jul 2014 18:38:21 +0000 IDGNS staff 429555 at http://www.itworld.com Report: CIA improperly accessed Senate computers http://www.itworld.com/legal/429545/report-cia-improperly-accessed-senate-computers An internal CIA investigation has determined its employees improperly accessed computers used by the Senate Intelligence Committee while it was working on a report about the agency&#039;s post-9/11 detention and interrogation program, according to a report by McClatchy.<p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/legal/429545/report-cia-improperly-accessed-senate-computers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/legal/429545/report-cia-improperly-accessed-senate-computers#comments Government IT Management Legal News Thu, 31 Jul 2014 18:02:14 +0000 IDGNS staff 429545 at http://www.itworld.com Congress okays upgrade of VA's 29-year-old software http://www.itworld.com/it-management/429452/congress-okays-upgrade-vas-29-year-old-software An agreement in Congress to allocate $17 billion to the Department of Veterans Affairs includes money for a major tech upgrade. <p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/it-management/429452/congress-okays-upgrade-vas-29-year-old-software" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/it-management/429452/congress-okays-upgrade-vas-29-year-old-software#comments Enterprise Software Government IT Management News Thu, 31 Jul 2014 18:32:05 +0000 IDGNS staff 429452 at http://www.itworld.com FCC chairman grills Verizon over data throttling http://www.itworld.com/it-management/429397/fcc-chairman-grills-verizon-over-data-throttling FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler has sharply questioned Verizon Wireless over its plan announced last week to throttle mobile data speeds for customers with unlimited plans.<p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/it-management/429397/fcc-chairman-grills-verizon-over-data-throttling" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/it-management/429397/fcc-chairman-grills-verizon-over-data-throttling#comments Government IT Management Mobile & Wireless News Thu, 31 Jul 2014 01:27:55 +0000 IDGNS staff 429397 at http://www.itworld.com Oracle-based system for US visas still glitchy after software update http://www.itworld.com/hardware/429365/oracle-based-system-us-visas-still-glitchy-after-software-update There&#039;s no immediate end in sight to trouble that has hit the U.S. State Department&#039;s computer system for processing visa applications and caused problems for thousands of people worldwide.<p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/hardware/429365/oracle-based-system-us-visas-still-glitchy-after-software-update" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/hardware/429365/oracle-based-system-us-visas-still-glitchy-after-software-update#comments Government Hardware IT Management Software News Wed, 30 Jul 2014 20:48:46 +0000 IDGNS staff 429365 at http://www.itworld.com Senate committee: Mobile phone 'cramming' widespread, profits carriers http://www.itworld.com/mobile-wireless/429364/senate-committee-mobile-phone-cramming-widespread-profits-carriers Mobile carriers have pulled in hundreds of millions in profits through third-party charges tacked onto customers&#039; bills without their consent, according to a report from a U.S. Senate committee.<p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/mobile-wireless/429364/senate-committee-mobile-phone-cramming-widespread-profits-carriers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/mobile-wireless/429364/senate-committee-mobile-phone-cramming-widespread-profits-carriers#comments Government IT Management Mobile & Wireless Unified Communications News Wed, 30 Jul 2014 20:52:38 +0000 IDGNS staff 429364 at http://www.itworld.com Countries don't own their Internet domains, ICANN says http://www.itworld.com/internet/429357/countries-dont-own-their-internet-domains-icann-says The Internet domain name for a country doesn&#039;t belong to that country -- nor to anyone, according to ICANN.<p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/internet/429357/countries-dont-own-their-internet-domains-icann-says" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/internet/429357/countries-dont-own-their-internet-domains-icann-says#comments Government Internet IT Management Legal News Wed, 30 Jul 2014 20:15:31 +0000 IDGNS staff 429357 at http://www.itworld.com Tor hints at possible U.S. government involvement in recent attack http://www.itworld.com/government/429346/tor-hints-possible-us-government-involvement-recent-attack Anonymity network hacked with sophisticated traffic correlation technique.<p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/government/429346/tor-hints-possible-us-government-involvement-recent-attack" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/government/429346/tor-hints-possible-us-government-involvement-recent-attack#comments Government Security News Tor Thu, 31 Jul 2014 18:15:49 +0000 IDGNS staff 429346 at http://www.itworld.com Chinese officials seize Microsoft PCs, emails, financial info in antitrust probe http://www.itworld.com/windows/429181/chinese-officials-seize-microsoft-pcs-emails-financial-info-antitrust-probe State-run media ratchets up the rhetoric after sudden swoops into Microsoft offices Monday. <p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/windows/429181/chinese-officials-seize-microsoft-pcs-emails-financial-info-antitrust-probe" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/windows/429181/chinese-officials-seize-microsoft-pcs-emails-financial-info-antitrust-probe#comments Government IT Management Legal Operating Systems Software Windows News China Microsoft Tue, 29 Jul 2014 20:26:16 +0000 IDGNS staff 429181 at http://www.itworld.com