Tornado Swarms Are Now Upon Us

Twisters are arriving more frequently in large "clusters," say NOAA scientists.

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Obama Orders Two-Step IDs to Combat Credit Card Hacks


The executive order also requires agencies to switch to multifactor authentication to access sites that store citizens' personal information.

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Ebola Vaccine Development Probably Too Late to Deal with Current Crisis


A major drug firm says it will take until 2016 to ramp up production.

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Getting Health Info to Low-Income Cellphone Users

The digital divide is shrinking; useful apps aren’t keeping pace.


Hackers ‘Sandworm’ NATO, Incite Pakistan-India Cyber-rattling and Save Nude Snapchats

Just another week in ThreatWatch, our regularly updated index of noteworthy data breaches.


Is Big Data the Solution to VA’s Health Care Woes?

The key to more proactive patient care is lots and lots of data.


What ‘America’s Data Agency’ Should Be Doing With Its Data

Lessons from an open data roundtable at the Commerce Department.


Lawmakers Skeptical of FBI’s Push for Encryption Back Doors

The bureau’s director is arguing that legislation is needed to catch criminals who are using new technologies, but some in Congress disagree.


Three Reasons Apple’s New Encryption Technology is a Good Idea (Even if the FBI Hates It)

The benefits of secure encryption far outweigh the costs of devices that "go dark" even when authorities have a lawful warrant.

Nextgov Riot police officers stand guard against protesters at a main road in the Mong Kok district of Hong Kong Friday, Oct. 17, 2014.

How a Simple Note-Taking App Became the New Anti-Censorship Tool in China

Mainland internet users have been able to freely share commentary and stories about the protests on the app.

Nextgov Dallas police vehicles drive toward the emergency room area at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas, Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014.

Dallas Hospital Had the Ebola Screening Machine That the Military Is Using in Africa

The Dallas hospital had an Ebola screening machine, but it was for research purposes only.


Do Not Click on That Ebola Vaccine Ad

DHS issues alert on contagion-inspired phishing schemes and online fraud.