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'The Interview' Is Not the First Time Hollywood Has Killed a World Leader in a Movie

It's also not the first time that Hollywood has caved to world pressure.

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Becoming a Digital Master: A Conversation with George Westerman

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Lessons on digital transformation from Nike, Burberry and Starbucks.

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There’s Still No Governmentwide Definition of the Internet of Things

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Key questions about the emerging technology remain unanswered, and the government is still firming up the basics.

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Navy’s $2.5B Plan for Shipboard Networks Hits Snag after GAO Partially Upholds Protest

GAO's action could further delay Navy's plans to upgrade the nation’s surface warship fleet.

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How Even the Remotest Parts of the World Are Getting Mobile Coverage

A new device is using regular radio spectrum to connect to mobile phones in its area.

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A Computer Can Probably Create as Many Special Snowflakes as Nature

Given enough time, enough storage, and enough information on how a snowflake's path affects its growth, the answer is... maybe.

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U.S. Officially Blames North Korea for Sony Hack

The reclusive regime is at fault for the unprecedented cyberattack that prompted the canceled release of The Interview, investigators have determined.

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Most Federal Agencies Wouldn’t Be Able to Bounce Back from a Sony Hack

60 percent of federal agencies lack contingency plans in the event of a cyber emergency.

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Inside China’s Elaborate and Absurd Internet Propaganda Machine

Thousands of emails obtained from the Zhanggong propaganda department by a Chinese blogger offer a rare view into the mechanics of manipulating web conversation in China at its most local level.

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In 5 Years, Smart Fridges Will Outnumber Fitness Trackers

Americans expect to first upgrade their thermostats and security systems, but look more than five years out, and smart fridges will be the big winners.

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48,000 Federal Employees Potentially Affected by Second Background Check Hack

OPM is alerting more than 48,000 federal employees their personal information may have been exposed following a breach at KeyPoint Government Solutions, which conducts background investigations of federal employees seeking security clearances.

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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.

Nextgov Agencies can be very slow to respond to cyber attacks.

What did Federal CIOs Learn about Cybersecurity in 2014?

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

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