How Data Geeks Can Move Their Findings Up the Ladder

Here are tips for making sure decision-makers don't ignore your analyses.

Tech Lessons Learned From the Devastation of Hurricane Maria

Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands' CIOs discussed data security, relationships with wireless carriers and next-level training at NASCIO’s midyear conference.

Facebook Has Revealed the Hyper-Specific Internal Rules It Uses to Police Content

The company is publishing updated “Community Standards” that spell out for users exactly what they are allowed to post, and what is forbidden.

Experts Say AI Could Raise the Risks of Nuclear War

A new RAND report says ideas like mutually assured destruction and minimal deterrence strategy offer a lot less assurance in the age of intelligent software.

Defense Electronic Health Records Program Seeks Help Organizing Influx of Data

The Defense Health Agency wants to know if a vendor can help match all the new data it’s collecting with the old.

The Man Who Harvested Facebook Data for Cambridge Analytica Doesn’t Think He Affected the 2016 Election

Aleksandr Kogan, the Cambridge University academic who created the app that helped the data analysis firm obtain the personal information of millions, finally speaks out.

The Pentagon Is Building an AI Product Factory

Job One for the new Joint Artificial Intelligence Center will be delivering solutions for services’ specific problems.

Eric Schmidt Didn’t Know That Google Was Working the Pentagon’s AI Project

The former chairman of Google was kept in the dark about the company’s outreach to the Defense Department — by design, he says.

Facebook Attempts to Limit Reach of EU Privacy Law

About 1.5 billion Facebook users around the world could see some changes to their terms of service.

Security Gaps Could Let Hackers Edit Government Spending Data, Watchdog Says

New and old flaws in systems at a Treasury Department bureau added up to “a significant deficiency,” according to the Government Accountability Office.  

U.S. Army Figures Out How To Do Facial Recognition in the Dark

New method uses machine learning to extrapolate features from thermal images.

Samsung Is Bringing Crypto and Blockchain Tech Closer to Its Core Business

Its semiconductor business, the world’s largest, is making chips for cryptocurrency mining.

The Billion-Dollar, Alibaba-Backed AI Company That’s Quietly Watching People in China

SenseTime is one of a handful of companies at the forefront of China’s artificial intelligence boom.

The Dot-Coms Were Better Than Facebook

Twenty years ago, another high-profile tech executive testified before Congress. It was a more innocent time.

There's No Better Time to Pass Privacy Laws, Experts Say

Tech companies, experts argued, aren’t really going to police themselves.