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Google exec named Obama’s CTO

Officials from two of the world's biggest technology companies have been named to top spots in the Obama administration. Megan...

September 4th, 2014 Howard Solomon

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Global agreeement on surveillance needed, says Hillary Clinton

Former U.S. secretary of state Hillary Clinton has called for an international agreement on the amount of information governments are collecting...

September 4th, 2014 Howard Solomon

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Will Microsoft be found in contempt?

CIOs, CSOs and risk managers concerned about the reach of U.S. courts into data stored in foreign jurisdictions will be...

September 2nd, 2014 Howard Solomon

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Bluetooth beacons could solve mobile 911 location problems

Those marvellous computing devices we clutch in our hands 20 hours a day called smart phones can do amazing things...

August 17th, 2014 Howard Solomon

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US has automatic cyberattack software, says Snowden

Science fiction has a way of creeping into reality -- or vice versa. Take, for example, the idea that computers...

August 14th, 2014 Howard Solomon

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An unlimited appetite for data

Law enforcement and government intelligence agencies will insist they can never gather too much information when conducting an investigation. They're probably...

August 14th, 2014 Howard Solomon

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What was really behind the U.S. healthcare Web site fiasco

Last fall one of the biggest IT projects in the world was a laughingstock. Healthcare.gov, the Obama administration's portal to register...

August 13th, 2014 Howard Solomon

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How the Nasdaq was hacked

There have been lots of reports that governments around the world aren't paying enough attention to protecting their critical infrastructure...

July 18th, 2014 Howard Solomon

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A U.S. case Canadian CSOs should keep an eye on

CIOs and CSOs have some concerns about their enterprises storing data offshore, particularly in the U.S., over worries that there's...

July 17th, 2014 Howard Solomon