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Your Guide to MOC: Social

More and more federal employees and executives, along with the people they interact with, are using social media to conduct business. What are the risks and implications of this shift?

Twitter signs on to privacy policy

May 18, 2012 FTC and Markey praise the social media network for the move.

Think before you tweet

May 14, 2012 Report urges agencies to develop social media strategies and policies for engaging with followers.

Hey kids, about those embarrassing Facebook photos…

May 11, 2012 The FTC wants to give young people an option for erasing personal information online.

Two-thirds of embassies are Tweeting

May 8, 2012 Most embassies are using ‘broadcast mode’ rather than engaging in conversations.

The Federal Bureau of Investigation  headquarters in Washington.

FBI wants easier Internet surveillance, seeks nod from Web companies

May 7, 2012 Plan would require backdoors in email and networking tools.

The government would like you to write a 'social media will'

May 3, 2012 Planning for your digital life after your physical life is no longer a strange niche behavior.

Big data could remake science -- and government

May 2, 2012 Complex, unstructured info can lead to unexpected efficiencies, experts say.

iGoogle, or something like it, could significantly improve border security

April 27, 2012 Retired Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Thad Allen says Border Patrol agents must simplify the way they share information.

Google lures bug hunters with $20,000

April 24, 2012 The payouts will reward ethical hackers for finding code weaknesses in sensitive programs, including Gmail and Google Wallet.