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House Lawmakers Renew Efforts to Limit NSA 'Backdoor' Spying

Measure passed the House earlier this year with major bipartisan support, but was cut out of ongoing funding negotiations.

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What did Federal CIOs Learn about Cybersecurity in 2014?

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After a tough year, agency CIOs say it’s time for new approaches to rooting out and responding to cyber incidents.

With New Policy, DOD Components Won’t Need DISA to Buy Cloud Services

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The new guidance overrides two previous memorandums that charged DISA with assessing the security of commercial cloud service offerings.

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Sneaky Impersonator Robots Are Taking Over the Web

A new report finds overall bot traffic dipped, but "bad robots" are on the rise.

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Report: Definition of ‘Privacy’ Evolving

In a new paper from Pew, experts warn that surveillance-free spaces are disappearing.

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Consumer Agency Goes After Phone Companies for Bogus Charges

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is demanding that Sprint refund consumers millions of dollars for unwanted charges.

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Sony Cancels Release of 'The Interview' Amid Sony Hack Fears

Hackers warned of 9/11-scale violence if the film's release was not canceled, according to multiple reports.

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British Police Are Going Robocop

British bobbies may soon be ditching caps and tunics for a striking new digital look that includes a robotic exoskeleton and Google Glass.

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Google: 2015 Will Be the 'Moment' to Reform NSA Spying

Despite a crushing defeat this year, the search giant is already preparing for 2015 to push surveillance reform in Congress.

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Santa Claus and the Surveillance State

It's not just the Elf on the Shelf; children have been taught for centuries that dangerous authorities are watching and judging them.

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America's Holiday Lights Can Be Seen from Space

They're especially bright in the suburbs, says NASA.

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Get Ready for a More Efficient, Flexible FedRAMP

GSA's two-year road map presents a concrete plan for the future of FedRAMP.

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Facebook Wants to Connect the Whole World to the Internet. Here’s Why That’s a Problem.

“It’s not as if anybody asked two-thirds of humanity whether they wanted to be put online.”

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