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Hackers Blackmail Sony Pictures, Feed Pill Addictions and Bankrupt Small Mexican Town

November 26 Just another week in ThreatWatch, our regularly updated index of noteworthy data breaches.

US Marshals Migrate from BlackBerrys to iPhones

November 26 The Marshals also are testing a small number of Windows 8 tablets and Android-based smartphones.

New Playbook Looks to Increase Public Participation

November 26 The living document builds off the administration's push for a more open government.

Bug Accidentally Shut Down Military Open Source Software Portal

November 25 Problems with a backup system are preventing Pentagon from recovering

Mobile Phone Metadata Could be a Lifesaver after a Disaster, but Privacy Concerns Linger

November 25 Unclear rules about sharing phone data with researchers hamper wider adoption.

Here’s What the Rewrite of DOD’s Cloud Strategy Will Look Like

November 25 An update to the Defense Department’s cloud computing strategy aims to decentralize the process for purchasing commercial cloud solutions

Key Internet and Tech Concepts Still Mysteries for Many

November 25 Many Americans are puzzled by concepts that support the Internet and other technological innovations.

Lawmakers Seeking NSA Reform Could Use the Patriot Act as Leverage

November 25 Stinging from defeat, some privacy advocates want to let parts of the Patriot Act sunset next year. But not everyone is ready to take the plunge.

Big Data Pitfall -- Too Much Organizing, Not Enough Analyzing

November 25 Through data virtualization, federal agencies can handle – and benefit from – all their data in a way that is efficient and secure.

Infographic: NASA's Great Effect on Tech

November 25 Studies estimate that for every federal dollar spent on NASA, the economy is boosted by as much as $14.