ITworld Government http://www.itworld.com/taxonomy/term/39/all en Canada blames China for cyber intrusion at National Research Council http://www.itworld.com/it-management/429138/canada-blames-china-cyber-intrusion-national-research-council The IT infrastructure of the National Research Council of Canada was recently compromised by highly sophisticated Chinese state-sponsored hackers, the Canadian government said Tuesday.<p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/it-management/429138/canada-blames-china-cyber-intrusion-national-research-council" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/it-management/429138/canada-blames-china-cyber-intrusion-national-research-council#comments Data Protection Government IT Management Security News Tue, 29 Jul 2014 17:43:51 +0000 IDGNS staff 429138 at http://www.itworld.com Senator pushes new version of bill to limit NSA phone records collection http://www.itworld.com/unified-communications/429136/senator-pushes-new-version-bill-limit-nsa-phone-records-collection U.S. Senator Patrick Leahy has introduced a new version of a bill to rein in the National Security Agency&#039;s bulk collection of U.S. phone records in an effort to strengthen legislation that passed the House of Representatives this year.<p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/unified-communications/429136/senator-pushes-new-version-bill-limit-nsa-phone-records-collection" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/unified-communications/429136/senator-pushes-new-version-bill-limit-nsa-phone-records-collection#comments Government IT Management Security Unified Communications News Tue, 29 Jul 2014 17:46:14 +0000 IDGNS staff 429136 at http://www.itworld.com Majority of large ISPs now using monthly data caps, GAO says http://www.itworld.com/it-management/429129/majority-large-isps-now-using-monthly-data-caps-gao-says U.S. broadband providers appear to be embracing monthly data caps, but customers are confused about the amount of data they use and broadband plan options, according to preliminary findings by the U.S. Government Accountability Office.<p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/it-management/429129/majority-large-isps-now-using-monthly-data-caps-gao-says" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/it-management/429129/majority-large-isps-now-using-monthly-data-caps-gao-says#comments Government IT Management Networking Unified Communications News Tue, 29 Jul 2014 16:56:57 +0000 IDGNS staff 429129 at http://www.itworld.com Microsoft faces anti-monopoly probe in China over Windows, Office http://www.itworld.com/it-management/429069/microsoft-faces-anti-monopoly-probe-china-over-windows-office China has opened an anti-monopoly probe into Microsoft over problems arising from its Windows and Office software, a government regulator said on Tuesday, a day after it conducted surprise raids of the company&#039;s offices in the country.<p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/it-management/429069/microsoft-faces-anti-monopoly-probe-china-over-windows-office" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/it-management/429069/microsoft-faces-anti-monopoly-probe-china-over-windows-office#comments Government IT Management Legal News Tue, 29 Jul 2014 11:51:26 +0000 IDGNS staff 429069 at http://www.itworld.com Solar power war between U.S. and Asia escalates http://www.itworld.com/hardware/429021/solar-power-war-between-us-and-asia-escalates On the positive side, with the influx of cheap solar cells, the U.S. will be able to achieve its six-gigawatt installation goal this year. <p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/hardware/429021/solar-power-war-between-us-and-asia-escalates" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/hardware/429021/solar-power-war-between-us-and-asia-escalates#comments Data Center Government Green IT Hardware IT Management News solar power Tue, 29 Jul 2014 18:59:19 +0000 IDGNS staff 429021 at http://www.itworld.com LTE network for US public safety taking it one step at a time http://www.itworld.com/it-management/428784/lte-network-us-public-safety-taking-it-one-step-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="http://www.itworld.com/it-management/428784/lte-network-us-public-safety-taking-it-one-step-time" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/it-management/428784/lte-network-us-public-safety-taking-it-one-step-time#comments Government IT Management Mobile & Wireless Unified Communications News Fri, 25 Jul 2014 23:14:20 +0000 IDGNS staff 428784 at http://www.itworld.com Should the “right to be forgotten” be an actual right for all people worldwide? http://www.itworld.com/answers/topic/government/question/should-right-be-forgotten-be-actual-right-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="http://www.itworld.com/answers/topic/government/question/should-right-be-forgotten-be-actual-right-all-people-worldwide" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Government EU google right to be forgotten Fri, 25 Jul 2014 21:27:05 +0000 hughye 428778 at http://www.itworld.com Russian government offers money for identifying Tor users http://www.itworld.com/it-management/428722/russian-government-offers-money-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="http://www.itworld.com/it-management/428722/russian-government-offers-money-identifying-tor-users" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/it-management/428722/russian-government-offers-money-identifying-tor-users#comments Government IT Management Security News Fri, 25 Jul 2014 15:15:15 +0000 IDGNS staff 428722 at http://www.itworld.com California sees IT shifting to IBM-built cloud http://www.itworld.com/cloud-computing/428622/california-sees-it-shifting-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="http://www.itworld.com/cloud-computing/428622/california-sees-it-shifting-ibm-built-cloud" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/cloud-computing/428622/california-sees-it-shifting-ibm-built-cloud#comments Cloud Computing Government Internet IT Management Networking News IBM Fri, 25 Jul 2014 19:27:29 +0000 IDGNS staff 428622 at http://www.itworld.com Europeans call for a single EU copyright to get more access to online services http://www.itworld.com/it-management/428500/europeans-call-single-eu-copyright-get-more-access-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="http://www.itworld.com/it-management/428500/europeans-call-single-eu-copyright-get-more-access-online-services" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/it-management/428500/europeans-call-single-eu-copyright-get-more-access-online-services#comments Government IT Management Legal News Thu, 24 Jul 2014 13:35:04 +0000 IDGNS staff 428500 at http://www.itworld.com Qualcomm faces hurdles collecting royalties from China http://www.itworld.com/it-management/428458/qualcomm-faces-hurdles-collecting-royalties-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="http://www.itworld.com/it-management/428458/qualcomm-faces-hurdles-collecting-royalties-china" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/it-management/428458/qualcomm-faces-hurdles-collecting-royalties-china#comments Government Hardware IT Management Legal News Thu, 24 Jul 2014 02:55:41 +0000 IDGNS staff 428458 at http://www.itworld.com Dutch spy agencies can receive NSA data, court rules http://www.itworld.com/government/428372/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="http://www.itworld.com/government/428372/dutch-spy-agencies-can-receive-nsa-data-court-rules" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/government/428372/dutch-spy-agencies-can-receive-nsa-data-court-rules#comments Government IT Management Legal Security News Wed, 23 Jul 2014 15:01:39 +0000 IDGNS staff 428372 at http://www.itworld.com UK government adopts ODF for document exchange with citizens and suppliers http://www.itworld.com/enterprise-software/428371/uk-government-adopts-odf-document-exchange-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="http://www.itworld.com/enterprise-software/428371/uk-government-adopts-odf-document-exchange-citizens-and-suppliers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/enterprise-software/428371/uk-government-adopts-odf-document-exchange-citizens-and-suppliers#comments Enterprise Software Government IT Management Open Source Software News Wed, 23 Jul 2014 15:14:11 +0000 IDGNS staff 428371 at http://www.itworld.com Google rival slams EU Commission over antitrust settlement proposals http://www.itworld.com/government/428345/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="http://www.itworld.com/government/428345/google-rival-slams-eu-commission-over-antitrust-settlement-proposals" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/government/428345/google-rival-slams-eu-commission-over-antitrust-settlement-proposals#comments Government Internet IT Management Legal Networking News Wed, 23 Jul 2014 12:58:16 +0000 IDGNS staff 428345 at http://www.itworld.com EHR failure partly to blame for VA troubles http://www.itworld.com/government/428338/ehr-failure-partly-blame-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="http://www.itworld.com/government/428338/ehr-failure-partly-blame-va-troubles" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/government/428338/ehr-failure-partly-blame-va-troubles#comments Government IT Management News EHR electronic health records Thu, 24 Jul 2014 18:31:44 +0000 IDGNS staff 428338 at http://www.itworld.com