US government releases new design standards so its websites can stop being ugly

You’d think the United States, a country that hosts many of the world’s most powerful tech companies, would show off some strong design chops on its official websites. Alas, that….....»»

Category: topSource:  thenextwebRelated NewsSep 28th, 2015

Senate backs down on ‘Facebook Bureau of Investigations’ mandate

Facebook, Twitter, and other social networking companies no longer have to worry about a mandate that would have required them to share with the United States government information about users discussing….....»»

Category: mediaSource:  gigaomRelated NewsSep 22nd, 2015

US Defense Secretary Mulls Rapid Grants For Tech Companies

itwbennett writes: The push for greater cooperation with tech companies has been a big theme for the DOD in the last year, but many big tech companies so far have been wary of the government's overtures following NSA spying revelations. Now, the governmen.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsSep 11th, 2015

Apple Refused to Give iMessages to the Government

Tech companies want to protect users' privacy Apple recently declined to turn over iMessages to the Justice Department as part of a criminal investigation involving drugs and guns, according to the New York Times. The company told the Justice Departme.....»»

Category: topSource:  timeRelated NewsSep 8th, 2015

U.S. readies sanctions against China for cyber-spying

The U.S. government is working on a sanctions package against Chinese firms and individuals for cyber-espionage activities against U.S. companies, the Washington Post reported. This move comes after months of cyber-attacks on companies and government agen.....»»

Category: securitySource:  networkworldRelated NewsAug 31st, 2015

ProxyHam anonymity project bizarrely destroyed sans explanation

Staying private on the Internet has become a big concern for many and a problem for certain government agencies. The Edward Snowden leaks revealed a trove of data on government spying, and since then companies have moved to further encrypt data and many d.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  slashgearRelated NewsJul 14th, 2015

Amnesty International Seeks Explanation For "Absolutely Shocking" Surveillance

Mark Wilson writes: A court recently revealed via email that the UK government had been spying on Amnesty International. GCHQ had put Amnesty under surveillance — despite this having previously been denied — and now the human rights organizati.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsJul 11th, 2015

Google"s Waze app testing carpooling service in Israel

Smartphone users who need a ride now have options to choose from, but nearly all of them are raising concerns, from existing taxis, to insurance companies, to government regulators. Google just launched their own ride sharing service which gets around man.....»»

Category: topSource:  techspotRelated NewsJul 6th, 2015

DOJ Vs. Google: How Google Fights On Behalf of Its Users

Lauren Weinstein writes: While some companies have long had a "nod and wink" relationship with law enforcement and other parts of government -- willingly turning over user data at mere requests without even attempting to require warrants or subpoenas, it'.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsJun 23rd, 2015

How Do The Online Services You Use Deal With Government Data Requests?

This is important! The EFF’s annual report card is out on how tech companies respond to government requests for your private data. Some companies take a firm position against government spying while others are basically government patsies. Where do the .....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  gizmodoRelated NewsJun 17th, 2015

It’s time for government to get involved in IoT

GUEST: The government needs to play a role in the development of IoT, not just to enact strong policies to foster innovation but also to provide a sense of security to our citizens. Enterprise companies tackle mobile marketing automation slightly dif.....»»

Category: topSource:  venturebeatRelated NewsMay 23rd, 2015

Tech giants tell Obama: Keep law enforcement out of our data

Silicon Valley's top tech companies, including Apple, Facebook, Google and Twitter, signed an open letter on Tuesday to President Obama — urging him to reject any government proposals that would grant law enforcement access to their users' encrypted.....»»

Category: topSource:  mashableRelated NewsMay 19th, 2015

Sen. Warner seeks DOT research to combat rogue drones

The U.S. Department of Transportation should begin to research technologies to combat "rogue" drone flights around sensitive areas like the White House and airports, a senator has recommended. The U.S. government, working with private companies, needs to .....»»

Category: developmentSource:  cwRelated NewsMay 11th, 2015

3D Printers Are Building on a Strong Foundation as Satisfaction Among Users Soars, IDC Says

According to new survey findings from IDC, opportunities abound as 90% of respondents at companies that utilize 3D printing are "very satisfied" with their experience......»»

Category: hardwareSource:  idcRelated NewsMay 11th, 2015

TC Roundup: Yelp seeks buyer amid slow growth, rising costs

Yelp seeks buyer amid slow growth, rising costs: Yelp Inc. is exploring a sale as the company at the top of many Internet search results struggles to post strong growth with users and advertisers. (The Wall Street Journal) Ericsson extends patent suits a.....»»

Category: topSource:  tchcircleRelated NewsMay 8th, 2015

Google, Apple and others list demands for spying act changes

The US Congress, Senate and White House may be torn on what to do with a key Patriot Act spying clause, set to expire on June 1st. But Google, Apple, Facebook and other tech companies in the Reform Government Surveillance coalition know exactly what ........»»

Category: gadgetSource:  engadgetRelated NewsMar 27th, 2015

Apple, U.S. tech giants call for government spying reform in open letter to Congress

A number of powerful tech companies sent an open letter to Congress, President Barack Obama and other government agencies on Wednesday, arguing for drastic change in the nation's surveillance laws that currently allow for bulk consumer data collection......»»

Category: appleSource:  appleinsiderRelated NewsMar 25th, 2015

Tech Giants Call For “Clear, Strong And Effective End” To NSA’s Phone Metadata Surveillance

 As expected, technology companies, tech trade groups and privacy organizations sent a letter today to the President Barack Obama, various members of Congress, and governmental security officials, urging reform of the U.S. government’s surveill.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  techcrunchRelated NewsMar 25th, 2015

France Seeks Power to Sift Phone Data

The French government is seeking the power to force communications companies to sift through mountains of phone and Internet metadata using automated tools to flag potential terrorist behavior to the authorities......»»

Category: topSource:  wsjRelated NewsMar 19th, 2015

France Seeks Power to Sift Phone, Internet Data

The French government is seeking the power to force communications companies to sift through mountains of phone and Internet metadata using automated tools to flag potential terrorist behavior to the authorities......»»

Category: topSource:  wsjRelated NewsMar 18th, 2015