Nextgov - All Content technology news, best practices, and web 2.0 tools.en-usMon, 20 Oct 2014 08:07:28 -0400Corrupted Ads Hijack Viewers of a Popular YouTube Music Video‘Ransomware’ hosted on a hacked Polish site then tries to hold the user’s computer hostage.Nextgov StaffMon, 20 Oct 2014 08:07:28 -0400 Health Info to Low-Income Cellphone Users digital divide is shrinking; useful apps aren’t keeping pace.Rebecca CarrollFri, 17 Oct 2014 17:11:34 -0400 Tech - Emerging Techalexmillos/Shutterstock.comHackers ‘Sandworm’ NATO, Incite Pakistan-India Cyber-rattling and Save Nude Snapchats another week in ThreatWatch, our regularly updated index of noteworthy data breaches.Aliya SternsteinFri, 17 Oct 2014 16:52:05 -0400 Big Data the Solution to VA’s Health Care Woes? key to more proactive patient care is lots and lots of data.Mark Byers Fri, 17 Oct 2014 16:27:10 -0400 - Health IT everything possible/Shutterstock.comWhat ‘America’s Data Agency’ Should Be Doing With Its Data from an open data roundtable at the Commerce Department.Rebecca CarrollFri, 17 Oct 2014 16:22:03 -0400 Dataxtock/Shutterstock.comLawmakers Skeptical of FBI’s Push for Encryption Back Doors bureau’s director is arguing that legislation is needed to catch criminals who are using new technologies, but some in Congress disagree.Brendan Sasso, National JournalFri, 17 Oct 2014 16:17:27 -0400 DataMark Lennihan/APHere Comes the Army Cyber Battle Lab long, Network Battle Lab.Bob BrewinFri, 17 Oct 2014 16:06:09 -0400 - What's BrewinSangoiri/Shutterstock.comThree Reasons Apple’s New Encryption Technology is a Good Idea (Even if the FBI Hates It) benefits of secure encryption far outweigh the costs of devices that "go dark" even when authorities have a lawful warrant.Conor Friedersdorf, The AtlanticFri, 17 Oct 2014 16:05:21 -0400 Yu/APHow a Simple Note-Taking App Became the New Anti-Censorship Tool in China internet users have been able to freely share commentary and stories about the protests on the app.Lily Kuo, QuartzFri, 17 Oct 2014 15:59:32 -0400 police officers stand guard against protesters at a main road in the Mong Kok district of Hong Kong Friday, Oct. 17, 2014.Vincent Yu/APObama Orders Two-Step IDs to Combat Credit Card Hacks executive order also requires agencies to switch to multifactor authentication to access sites that store citizens' personal information.Aliya SternsteinFri, 17 Oct 2014 15:30:41 -0400 Hamik/Shutterstock.comEbola Vaccine Development Probably Too Late to Deal with Current Crisis major drug firm says it will take until 2016 to ramp up production.Bob BrewinFri, 17 Oct 2014 13:54:34 -0400 healthcare worker dons protective gear before entering into an Ebola treatment centre in the west of Freetown, Sierra Leone.Michael Duff/APDallas Hospital Had the Ebola Screening Machine That the Military Is Using in Africa Dallas hospital had an Ebola screening machine, but it was for research purposes only.Patrick Tucker, Defense OneFri, 17 Oct 2014 11:00:18 -0400 police vehicles drive toward the emergency room area at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas, Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014.Tony Gutierrez/APDo Not Click on That Ebola Vaccine Ad issues alert on contagion-inspired phishing schemes and online fraud.Aliya SternsteinFri, 17 Oct 2014 09:34:55 -0400 Says Government Purchase Cards Not Affected by Hack cards and government customers were not affected by this summer’s bank hack.Aliya SternsteinThu, 16 Oct 2014 16:59:00 -0400 Kurikawa/Shutterstock.comYour Smartphone Can Detect Ultra-High Energy Cosmic Rays. Here’s Why That Matters your smartphone detects a cosmic ray, it can share data with the researchers, allowing them to study the rays in more detail than ever before.Zach Wener-Fligner, QuartzThu, 16 Oct 2014 16:29:26 -0400 image provided by NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center shows an artists rendering on how a gamma ray burst occurs with a massive star collapsing and creating a black hole and beaming out focused and deadly light and radiation bursts.NASA Goddard Space Flight Center/APThe FBI Wants Internet Wiretapping Powers privacy fears following the Snowden leaks, the FBI director says new spying powers are necessary to catch criminals.Brendan Sasso, National JournalThu, 16 Oct 2014 16:18:40 -0400 DataJoeBakal/Shutterstock.comComey Says FBI Collects Some Digital Information Without a Warrant FBI director admitted on Thursday, “There are exceptions” to the agency’s warrant-first rule for surveillance.Dustin Volz, National JournalThu, 16 Oct 2014 15:43:28 -0400 Director James Comey speaks about the impact of technology on law enforcement, Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014, at Brookings Institution in Washington.Jose Luis Magana/APHuge Bidder Pile-On for VA’s $22.3 Billion Tech Deal all these interested vendors actually submit a bid, the VA acquisition folks will have to go into overtime to weed through all the paper.Bob BrewinThu, 16 Oct 2014 13:57:21 -0400 - What's BrewinDepartment of Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert McDonaldManuel Balce Ceneta/APVA Plans to Build Nationwide High-Frequency Radio Network to Communicate During Emergencies will cover more than 200 VA medical facilities.Bob BrewinThu, 16 Oct 2014 13:18:27 -0400 Could Be the Future of Battlefield Robotics competition is on for a better-robot steering system.Patrick Tucker, Defense OneThu, 16 Oct 2014 13:02:12 -0400 General Motors is Wading Into the Net Neutrality Debate car company is warning the FCC not to expand regulation of wireless Internet.Brendan Sasso, National JournalThu, 16 Oct 2014 12:22:30 -0400 BriefingAn auto worker inspects finished SUVs coming off the assembly line at the General Motors auto plant in Arlington, Texas.LM Otero/AP File PhotoGet Ready for a New Wave of Biometrics new Google study suggests there's hope for the once-futuristic technology that's gotten a bit... boring.Shirley Li, The AtlanticThu, 16 Oct 2014 12:17:03 -0400 Dataktsdesign/Shutterstock.comA New Way to Find Federal Contracting Information’s free alternative to FBO hits the Web.Rebecca CarrollWed, 15 Oct 2014 17:53:54 -0400 Tech - Emerging Techkoya979/Shutterstock.comIs FedRAMP Toothless? Rogue Cloud Systems Abound at Agencies, IGs Say chalked up the missed deadline, in part, to a leadership vacuum.Jack MooreWed, 15 Oct 2014 17:08:25 -0400 of Medicine Plans Ebola Research Workshop on public health, risks and countermeasures.Bob BrewinWed, 15 Oct 2014 15:26:27 -0400 - What's BrewinBellevue Hospital nurse Belkys Fortune, left, and Teressa Celia, Associate Director of Infection Prevention and Control, pose in protective suits in the Emergency Room, during a demonstration of procedures for possible Ebola patients.Richard Drew/AP