Nextgov - All Content technology news, best practices, and web 2.0 tools.en-usSat, 19 Apr 2014 08:27:50 -0400Heartbleed Means Users Must Reset Passwords online marketplace's homepage directs users to change their login information.Aliya SternsteinSat, 19 Apr 2014 08:27:50 -0400 Could Virtually Hover Over a Battlefield With Oculus virtual reality headset is ready for action, software exec says.Aliya SternsteinFri, 18 Apr 2014 16:47:04 -0400 TechAttendees play a video game wearing Oculus Rift virtual reality headsets at the Intel booth at the International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.Jae C. Hong/AP File PhotoHackers Scour Boob Job Records, Identify Anonymous, and Hold Up Nebraska Bank another week in ThreatWatch, our regularly updated index of noteworthy data breaches.Aliya SternsteinFri, 18 Apr 2014 16:38:24 -0400 Tweets Didn't Weigh Down Late Obamacare Enrollments White House drastically slowed its #GetCovered Twitter campaign after March 31.Joseph MarksFri, 18 Apr 2014 16:25:33 -0400 BriefingKiev/Shutterstock.comNASA Found the New ‘Earth-like’ Planet Using Old Data Space Telescope found a lot of data before it malfunctioned in 2013; scientists are now going back through it.Frank KonkelFri, 18 Apr 2014 14:13:08 -0400 DataNASAHow the U.S. Is Vulnerable to Terrorism in Space possibility of a dangerous space incident is on the rise, says a new report.Laura Ryan, National JournalFri, 18 Apr 2014 13:37:23 -0400 Mars Orbiter Looked Down and Saw Our Mars Rover space, the U.S. Curiosity rover looks scarab-like.Robinson Meyer, The AtlanticFri, 18 Apr 2014 12:56:22 -0400 TechNASAWhat Somalia’s New Internet Looks Like From Silicon Valley providers rolled out fiber optic connections in nation’s capitol, Mogadishu.Leo Mirani, QuartzFri, 18 Apr 2014 12:29:31 -0400 DataA Somali shopkeeper sells kitchen utensils sits in her shop in Mogadishu, Somalia. Farah Abdi Warsameh/APThree Things Federal CIOs Say About CIO Authority can be undone from above and below.Joseph MarksThu, 17 Apr 2014 17:20:19 -0400 BriefingOhmega1982/Shutterstock.comWikipedia Is Better Than Google at Tracking Flu Trends's algorithm based on search queries overestimates cases.Rachel Feltman, QuartzThu, 17 Apr 2014 17:08:00 -0400 user peterthoenyHow to Tell If Hackers Are Attacking Your Utility System Through Heartbleed issues bulletin listing 14 hallmarks of a Heartbleed breach.Aliya SternsteinThu, 17 Apr 2014 16:41:37 -0400 Tech Startup Uses a Simple Formula to Decide How Much Stock to Give Employees app company went salary-transparent in December, aims to 'demystify equity.'Vickie Elmer, QuartzThu, 17 Apr 2014 15:10:10 -0400 Briefing leungchopan/Shutterstock.comGoogle’s Search Juggernaut Is Showing Some Cracks the transition away from PCs to mobile devices, investors have questions.John McDuling, QuartzThu, 17 Apr 2014 12:52:08 -0400 DataVirginia Mayo/APAmericans Think Drones Are Creepier Than Google Glass are, unsurprisingly, distrustful of unmanned aerial vehicles.Rachel Feltman, QuartzThu, 17 Apr 2014 12:04:41 -0400 TechA drone flies at the International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. Jae C. Hong/APIt Took Just Four Days to Hack the Samsung Galaxy S5's Fingerprint Scanner Samsung Galaxy S5 is integrated with PayPal, and the fingerprint scanner is used to authorize transactions and money transfers in the device.Polly Mosendz, The WireThu, 17 Apr 2014 11:44:25 -0400 man uses his smartphone in front of an advertisement for Samsung's Galaxy S5 smartphones in Seoul, South Korea.Ahn Young-joon/APCAPTCHAs Are Becoming Security Theater doesn't need us to prove our humanity with distorted text anymore -- they can simulate it now.Alexis Madrigal, The AtlanticThu, 17 Apr 2014 11:03:02 -0400 TechMaen Zayyad/Shutterstock.comTeen Arrrested for Exploiting Heartbleed to Hack Into Canadian Tax Agency student is the first Heartbleed arrest.Brian Feldman, The WireThu, 17 Apr 2014 10:33:04 -0400's Dave McClure to Retire associate administrator of the General Services Administration's Office of Citizen Services and Innovative Technologies was a leader in key initiatives.Frank KonkelWed, 16 Apr 2014 18:03:44 -0400 BriefingGeneral Services AdministrationWatch a Congressional Candidate Shoot Down a 'Government Drone' contender Matt Rosendale of Montana wants Big Brother out of his airspace.Alex Brown, National JournalWed, 16 Apr 2014 17:54:01 -0400 BriefingThe Obama Administration Is Taking Another Try at the Program That Funded Solyndra Department calls for applications for up to $4 billion in financing.Ben Geman, National JournalWed, 16 Apr 2014 17:46:31 -0400 TechSolyndra Inc. in Fremont, Calif., Monday, May 24, 2010Paul Sakuma/AP File PhotoYour Photo Could Be Included in the FBI’s New Facial Recognition Database database, known as Next Generation Identification, will for the first time combine criminal and noncriminal records.Lucy Wescott, The WireWed, 16 Apr 2014 17:44:29 -0400 Dataphipatbig/Shutterstock.comPentagon Plans to Ax Missile-Interceptor Redesign If Sequestration Returns automatic cuts are slated for a comeback in 2016.Rachel Oswald, Global Security NewswireWed, 16 Apr 2014 17:41:27 -0400 Exoatmospheric Kill Vehicle, seen in a photo released in late 2002. The Pentagon on Tuesday announced that if sequestration remains in effect in future years, it would cancel plans to redesign the troubled component.U.S. Missile Defense AgencyWhen Your Hearing Aid Is an iPhone company is trying to remove the social stigma associated with hearing loss.Megan Garber, The AtlanticWed, 16 Apr 2014 17:28:20 -0400 Enables IRS to Issue Refunds Faster Despite Shutdown, Smaller Staff rise in computer tax filing helped the agency process more returns fasterCharles S. ClarkWed, 16 Apr 2014 17:25:50 -0400 David Ake/APDHS Wants to Recycle Its Own Computers thinks it can do a better job than GSAXcess.Aliya SternsteinWed, 16 Apr 2014 16:29:12 -0400