Do you trust the government with your computer?
Do you trust the federal government to keep your personal data safe? What about your business's records and trade secrets? If you answered "no," you have good reason - the federal government has had 13 breaches and failures ...
Hackers take over US sentencing commission website (Update)
The hacker-activist group Anonymous said it hijacked the website of the U.S. Sentencing Commission to avenge the death of Aaron Swartz, an Internet activist who committed suicide.
DOJ proposes shorter e-books injunction for Apple
Apple may face a reduced punishment for conspiring with publishers to raise e-book prices under a new proposal from the federal government.
Canada's closure of science libraries riles researchers
Canada's closure of science libraries containing a vast repository of environmental data dating back more than a century has researchers worried that valuable books and reference materials are being lost in the name of cost-cutting.
Expert: Basics on why going over fiscal cliff takes America down a dangerous path
Barring a deficit-reduction deal in Washington, D.C., Americans should be quite concerned about going over the "fiscal cliff," says Charlotte Crane, a tax specialist and professor at Northwestern University School of Law.
NSA director: US needs Silicon Valley's expertise
U.S. intelligence depends on Silicon Valley innovation for technologies that strengthen the Internet and staff to provide national cybersecurity, National Security Agency director Mike Rogers told Stanford University professors ...
LED replacements hit stores empty of 100W bulbs
(AP)—The first LED bulbs that are about the same size and brightness as regular 100-watt bulbs are reaching stores. They provide an alternative to compact fluorescents after the federal government banned the production ...
Technology reveals what kind of shopper you are
U.S. marketers and mobile app developers have developed creative new ways to help shoppers find what they want for less. But these inventive techniques also allow for more aggressive tracking of consumer ...
Brazil announces secure email to counter US spying
Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff announced Sunday that her government was creating a secure email system to try and shield official communications from spying by the United States and other countries.
Shortage of cybersecurity professionals poses risk to national security
The nationwide shortage of cybersecurity professionals – particularly for positions within the federal government – creates risks for national and homeland security, according to a new study from the RAND Corporation.
Experts expect compromise to avoid fallout from the 'fiscal cliff'
(Phys.org)—The image of a "fiscal cliff" may give the wrong impression of the potential fallout should Congress fail to take action by the end of the year on the Budget Control Act. Iowa State economist Dave Swenson described ...
BP trial to focus on scientists' spill estimates
When BP used a capping stack to seal its blown-out well in the Gulf of Mexico, the device didn't just shut the source of the nation's worst offshore oil spill. Its pressure gauge also provided scientists ...
Sequestration is not a smart strategy for reducing the deficit, say small business leaders
More than two-thirds (67%) of small business leaders say basic research funded by the federal government is important to private sector innovation, according to a new nationwide survey of small business owners/operators commissioned ...
UK man accused of hacking US government computers (Update 2)
A British man has been arrested and charged with hacking into computer systems of the U.S. Army, NASA, the Environmental Protection Agency and other agencies at a cost of millions of dollars to the federal government.