Friday, April 28, 2017

Here Comes The Drones-Only We Have One Big Problem

Within the next half decade, commercial drones will likely be delivering us pizzas, burritos and probably a few nonedible items too, experts predict. But with that convenience will also come a new slate...

The Future is Mobile

Today’s workforce trends are converging to impact federal IT deployments. First, government agencies have to prepare for a complex and unprecedented environment of cyber threats. From confidential tax returns to classified intelligence...

Give Us Your Passwords

“What sites do you visit? And give us your passwords.” That’s what U.S. Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly wants foreign visitors to hear before they’re allowed to enter the United States. “If...

WTF: FCC Blocks 9 Companies From Providing Low-Income Internet Access

FCC regulators are telling nine companies that they won’t be allowed to participate in a federal program intended to help them provide affordable internet access to low-income consumers — weeks after...

Most Americans Want A ‘Siri’ For Government Services

Americans might be happier with government services if they had a virtual guide to walk them through the process. Chatbots and voice-controlled assistants like Alexa and Siri are increasingly common in the...

The Potential H-1B Visa Curbs Won’t Change Shit for India, Here’s Why Dammit

US President Donald Trump’s ‘America First’ pledge has rattled India’s software services sector, and clearly split the industry in two. The first set is worried employment will suffer as 60 percent...

Here’s How The Feds Can Use Encrypted Apps Without Even Breaking The Law!

'WhatsApp, which allow users to exchange encrypted messages via desktops or smartphones makes me wonder....' Download Signal,” a career federal employee and longtime source for information told me last month. “We can...

White House May Ask Foreign Visitors for Social Media Info & Cellphone Contacts

The White House may compel US customs officials and border patrol agents to ask foreign visitors to provide their social media and cell phone contacts upon entering the US, White House policy...

Lawmakers Still Want Feds To Stop Watching Porn While On The Job

Will the third time be the charm for Rep. Mark Meadows’ bill to remove access to pornography from agencies? A House committee on Wednesday approved legislation that bans federal employees from...

New World Order: California Lawmakers Want Third-Gender Option on IDs

Beyond skateboards, Silicon Valley, hippies and now cannibis, California has a long standing trendsetting streak of a different kind. The state has been first to pass major initiatives that have spread...

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FUTURE

Flying Cars…Yeah Right!

One of the few things that Peter Thiel has said in recent years that pretty much everyone can agree upon was about the current state of...