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5G Has a NIMBY Problem

Communities are fighting the installation of 5G wireless internet technology because of its bulky infrastructure. The courts may have just bolstered their case.

HHS is Shopping For Cellphone Hacking Tools

The tools would likely be used by the HHS Office of the Inspector General for investigations into multimillion-dollar frauds and serious organized crime related to health benefits.

Why Uber and Lyft Drivers Are Striking

Uber and Lyft drivers plan to protest and picket this week. From companies, they want better wages and working conditions. From cities, they want regulations.

FBI Starts Over On Enterprise IT Recompete With New Draft Solicitation

Contracting officials made some small but significant changes to the latest draft solicitation for ITECS.

The Most Exciting Thing About Smartphones Isn’t Here Yet

5G is the next wave of wireless technology—but it might take a while.

The Underlying Messages That Screen-Time Recommendations Send Parents

Providing the sort of straightforward guidance parents desire is hard for anyone, even experts.

People Are Clamoring to Buy Old Insulin Pumps

How an obsolete medical device with a security flaw became a must-have for some patients with type 1 diabetes.

'Phone Addicts' Are the New Drunk Drivers, Report Says

An analysis of driver behavior data found that drivers are growing more distracted by their devices.

Lawmakers Seek to Punish Robocallers with Prison Time

New bipartisan legislation aims to help Americans feel it’s safe to answer their phones again.

VA Turns to App Developers to Overcome Legacy Tech

The agency is already working with Apple to connect medical records to veterans’ iPhones, and there are more projects on the horizon, according to CIO James Gfrerer.

Want to Address Food Insecurity in Your Community? There's an App For That.

How a county housing authority partnered with a tech nonprofit to deliver food to vulnerable residents.

The Race to Code the Curb

Everyone—from ride-hailing cars to delivery trucks to bikes and scooters—wants a piece of the curb. How can smart cities map and manage this precious resource?

Misinformation Is Endangering India’s Election

The country’s political parties are spreading propaganda about their opponents to gain votes. It’s working.

DEA Never Checked If Its Massive Surveillance Operations Are Legal, Watchdog Says

The administration “failed to conduct a comprehensive legal analysis” of three NSA-style bulk data collection programs, according to the Justice Department Inspector General.

Pentagon To Explore Potential of 5G — and Its Made-in-China Hazards

Planned experiments will test the emerging wireless technology, even as leaders fret publicly about supply-chain risks.

Commercial CX Trends for Federal Agencies to Consider Today

Here are the top digital customer service trends used by leading commercial brands that hold promise for government leaders in 2019.