The Simple Test That Can Determine If a Technology Is For Good or Evil

What are the ethical responsibilities of companies that are able to manipulate human behavior on a massive scale?

Cities Are Getting Smart, and Feds Can Help Make Them Smarter

A program led by federal agencies may offer local governments ways to get better at using smart technologies.

GAO: GSA Hasn’t Been Smart About Smart Buildings Program

Smart building technologies might pay for themselves in cost savings but the government’s landlord hasn’t been able to make the case.

DHS Inoculating Labs Against Hacks That Could Release Dangerous Diseases

The department is developing ways to secure federal research facilities from cyberattacks on their internet-connected controls.

Smart Cars Collect a Lot of Data. FTC Wants to Know How It's Used.

While some types of information may make drivers safer, others are more geared toward selling ads.

This Smart Credit Card Might Soon Rule Your Wallet

A smart credit card could communicate directly with banking institutions.

3 Steps to Successful Bot Management

Bots drive plenty of online traffic and agencies need to figure out how to deal with them.

The Free Market Won’t Fix Botnets, Government Report Says

The government should create incentives for good security in the internet of things.

Now It's Industry's Turn to Come Up with Botnet Fighting Ideas

A Commerce Department center is seeking partners to make internet-connected devices more secure.

How to Reduce Your Screen Time in 2018

If your New Year's resolution is to fight that tech addiction, here are some helpful tips.

2017 Was Marked by Continuity and Confusion in Cyber Policy

The Kaspersky ban, WannaCry and big changes at State Department topped the news cycle.

Virginia Beach Is Using an IoT-Enabled Sensor Network to Predict Flooding in Real Time

Local officials are hoping high-resolution, hydrodynamic models using fluid physics will improve preparedness and response in a low-lying region vulnerable to flooding.

Gadgets to Make Holiday Travel Easier

Travel will never be stress-free, but you can get close.

Think Twice About Buying Internet-Connected Devices Off eBay

Buying a second hand gadget can potentially expose the user to some pretty extreme scenarios.

A Roomba of One’s Own

We don’t truly own our devices.

How the 2017 Tech Predictions Stacked Up

Here are the predictions that came true—and one that didn't.

Scientists Have Connected 3D-Printed Objects to the Internet Without Electronics

Rejoice! We have finally connected a laundry detergent bottle to the internet.