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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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Get Ready for a More Efficient, Flexible FedRAMP

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

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Should Agencies Ever Let Hackers Rummage through Government Networks?

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USPS, State and the White House, during recent breaches, had golden opportunities to stalk adversaries.

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

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

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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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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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Do Kids Really Care About STEM Education?

Just because the students love using their devices to connect with friends, this does not necessarily mean they want school involved in their circuitry.

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VA Turns to IBM Watson to Improve Veteran Care

The pilot program could show how cognitive computing systems can distill complex data sets into useful information.

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Tech Giants Join Microsoft's Privacy Fight Against Justice Department

Apple, Amazon, Verizon, AT&T and others want to keep the U.S. using search warrants to seize private data stored overseas.

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The Evolving Search for Life on Mars

Before the first spaceflight, humanity’s sense of what—or who—might be in our galactic neighborhood was, by today’s standards, remarkably optimistic.

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