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The Treasury Department building in Washington

Federal Buildings are Vulnerable to Hacking and DHS Isn’t Doing Enough to Protect Them

High-tech access-control systems that regulate federal facilities’ electricity use, heating, air conditioning, closed-circuit security cameras and even the operation of elevators are increasingly being hooked up to the Internet, making them vulnerable to cyberattacks

Georgia running back Brandon Boykin (2) is tackled by Georgia Tech defensive back Jemea Thomas (14) during the first half of an NCAA college football game in 2011.

Hackers Rig College Football, Prank Bryan Adams, Target Nvidia and Breach Bus System

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

The Man from Google Who Came to Fix Federal IT Still Doesn’t Have His Own Website

Nearly six months after the launch of the U.S. Digital Service, the agency still has no discernible Web presence.

How Reverse-Engineering the Brain Could Help Machines Learn

The research arm of the intelligence community wants “human-like proficiency” in processing tasks like one-shot learning, unsupervised clustering and scene parsing

GSA Wants to Make It Easier for Agencies to Buy Agile

The plan is to come up with a new contracting vehicle that will eventually allow agencies to purchase software and services from agile-certified vendors.

Edward Snowden appears in the trailer for the film Citizenfour.

Edward Snowden is Happy With Life in Russia

The fugitive leaker warns that the U.S. is ill-equipped to stop foreign cyberattacks—and opens up about how much he likes living under asylum in Russia.

Police in Seattle have been assisted by a formerly anonymous systems analyst on improving transparency.

How a Seattle Programmer Used Public Records Laws to Push Police to Fix a Surveillance Video Tech Headache

In an expansive interview, a formerly anonymous systems analyst details his plans to assist law enforcement on automated video redactions and greater transparency.

The FBI Is Working With France to Find the Charlie Hebdo Gunmen

Agents are conducting “various database searches” to hunt down the attackers.

Along with the operating system, there are several North Korean desktop backgrounds you can download.

Kim Jong-un’s Operating System Now Available in the Free World

The jingle that plays when you boot up the system is a popular Korean folksong, Motherboard reports.

IBM’s Full-Court Press to Capture DOD Health Records Contract

DOD is expected in June 2015 to award the $11 billion contract for overhauling its electronic health records system.