Ideas

The Dangers in Smart Cities

Smart cities make for a larger attack footprint, and more potentially devastating results from a breach or hack.

Cybersecurity

Why Hong Kongers Are Toppling Lampposts

For protesters, claims of Chinese surveillance are politically useful, even when they can’t be proved.

Cybersecurity

Senators Question Traffic Safety Agency About Cyber Dangers Posed by Internet-Connected Cars

Sens. Ed Markey and Richard Blumenthal want to know why investors have been made more aware of the potential cyber risks than the general public.

Ideas

How Cities Are Getting Smarter

There isn’t one definition of a smart city technology, but here are places governments are making progress.

Emerging Tech

Tech Startup Brings Diabetic Ulcer Solution to Veterans Affairs Clinics

The Podimetrics SmartMat helps veterans detect the condition and highlights the power of public-private collaboration.

Cybersecurity

Lawmakers Propose Bills to Secure Connected Planes, Trains and Automobiles

The legislation would set “reasonable” security measures for the numerous IT systems that power our increasingly connected vehicles.

Emerging Tech

Your Smart Toaster Can’t Hold a Candle to the Apollo Computer

Despite what everyone says about the power of modern devices, they’re nowhere near as capable as the landmark early NASA system.

Emerging Tech

Telecom Officials Defend America’s Position on 5G Landscape

American companies may not be Huawei, but they're innovating 5G in their own ways.

Cybersecurity

Securing the Internet of Things Requires Flexibility, Experts Say

The internet of things is evolving constantly, and so should the rules for keeping those devices secure, they said.

Ideas

Collaboration the Key to Resolving Spectrum Skirmishes

Spectrum is limited but it doesn't have to be a zero-sum game.

Ideas

What Would 5G Technology Mean For Government?

The next big leap forward for cellular phone service is approaching.

Emerging Tech

States Move Ahead With Digital License Plates

Maryland is the latest state to launch a pilot program to test the technology for consumer use.

Cybersecurity

Bill Advances to Create Vulnerability Disclosure for Federal Internet of Things

Once established, federal agencies would have to make sure vendors were participating and in compliance before purchasing IoT-capable devices.

Emerging Tech

House Oversight Votes to Secure Connected Devices in Government

The committee approved legislation that would enforce basic security standards for the numerous internet-connected devices used at federal agencies.

Emerging Tech

Report: Smart Transportation Systems Pose ‘Profound’ Privacy Risks

Governments are collecting lots of data on the people using roads, trains and buses, and without proper oversight, that information could easily be misused.

Policy

Senators Call for FTC to Investigate Amazon’s Echo Dot for Kids

Lawmakers want to know how the devices are using and storing children’s personal information.

Emerging Tech

Government Needs An ‘Ethical Framework’ to Tackle Emerging Technology

At SXSW, a beacon of technology idealism, mayors discuss how to deal with the difficult problems that can come with new tech.