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Caitlin Fairchild

Web Producer Caitlin Fairchild joined Government Executive in summer 2011 as an editorial fellow, after graduating from the College of William & Mary, where she spent four years writing for the student newspaper, The Flat Hat. In March 2012, she was hired full time as a web producer. She has completed internships at Washingtonian Magazine and at the public affairs office of Nellis Air Force Base in Las Vegas.
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This Smartphone Has a Cryptocurrency Wallet

February 28, 2018 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Are you dealing with a lot of sensitive information? Have you amassed a vast cryptocurrency fortune? Or maybe you're just generally worried about privacy? Sikur, tech company based in Brazil revealed their new smartphone on Tuesday at the 2018 Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, CNET reports. The company claims the...

Facebook Continues Its Rural Broadband Quest

February 27, 2018 An estimated 3.8 billion people still can't get online. As the rest of us increasingly move our lives to the Internet, those without access increasingly fall behind. While the U.S. government is undertaking the effort for areas in the U.S. without Internet access, Facebook is juggling multiple initiatives to increase...

Google Has Received More Than 2 Million 'Right to be Forgotten' Requests

February 27, 2018 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Feeling paranoid about online surveillance? You might be like the millions of people in Europe taking advantage of the European Union's "Right to Be Forgotten" law, which allows EU citizens to ask search engines to "delist" information about themselves from search results. This law was first applied to search engines...

Facebook Continues Its Rural Broadband Quest

February 26, 2018 FROM NEXTGOV arrow An estimated 3.8 billion people still can't get online. As the rest of us increasingly move our lives to the Internet, those without access increasingly fall behind. While the U.S. government is undertaking the effort for areas in the U.S. without Internet access, Facebook is juggling multiple initiatives to increase...

Google Assistant To Learn Dozens of Languages

February 23, 2018 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Google Assistant is about to give the term multilingual a whole new meaning. In a few months the tech giant's digital assistant will be able to help a broader range of people around the world by learning new languages, the company announced Friday. "Android users are all around the world,...

Twitter Is Introducing New Rules ... Again

February 22, 2018 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Fighting spam in the year 2018 might seem like an impossible task. Spam has existed about as long as the internet has. But social media giant Twitter is taking on the challenge, as spam on Twitter isn't just used to push diet pills but also includes thousands of Russian troll...

5G Could Be Coming To A City Near You

February 21, 2018 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Tired of being stuck with 4G network speeds? A change might be coming your way soon. AT&T announced Wednesday more new information about its new mobile 5G network, namely, which cities will receive the lightning-fast internet speeds first. The announced locations are Dallas, Atlanta, and Waco, Texas, with more cities...

Australian Scientists Design 3D-Printed Smartphone Microscope

February 20, 2018 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Out in the field and need to determine if there are parasites in your water? Now there's a portable microscope that attaches to your smartphone will do the trick, Engadget reports. Developed by Australian researchers from the ARC Centre of Excellence for Nanoscale BioPhotonics, this clip-on microscope magnifies up to...

Nvidia Making Facial Recognition AI for Smart City Surveillance

February 20, 2018 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Tech company Nvidia announced Thursday that it has partnered with AI developer Any Vision to bring a new type of surveillance technology to smart cities. Both companies are working on bringing automatic facial recognition into closed-circuit television surveillance cameras, Mashable reports. .@AnyVision_BT has joined our Metropolis Software Partner Program. Its...

Google Is Bringing Smart Replies To Messaging Apps

February 15, 2018 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Anyone who uses Gmail will be probably be familiar with the smart replies feature. It offers common suggestions for how to reply to an email based on the text of the email. Users can just tap a button to use them. Google is hoping to bring that speed and efficiency...