CIO Briefing

How Hard Will Lisa Jackson Pressure Apple's Suppliers on the Environment?

The former EPA chief faces new challenges.

Emerging Tech

Solar Energy's Sunny Future

The crashing price of silicon may have killed off Solyndra, but the industry has also grown more competitive with other forms of energy.

IT Modernization

For Twitter Users, Two-Step Verification Is Finally Here

The added layer of security will likely help prevent hackings in the future.

IT Modernization

Congress Demands to Know if Google Glass Will Violate Your Privacy

Letter sent to search giant asks about implications of new technology.

IT Modernization

What the AP Subpoena Scandal Means for Your Electronic Privacy

Telecom operators that cooperate with feds are protected from lawsuits.

IT Modernization

Can Cellphone Metadata Hurt Your Privacy and Save America?

Researchers learn about society's movements from your phone data.

Data

Commentary: The Diminishing Returns of Big-Data Campaigning

What if we were wrong about the Obama campaign’s technological advantage?

CIO Briefing

If the Internet Sales Tax Fails, Expect Higher Gas Prices

One reason the Senate’s Marketplace Fairness Act came up now is that states are hungry for new revenue.

IT Modernization

Obama's FCC Pick Has Some Surprising Allies

Tom Wheeler may be a former telecom lobbyist, but industry critics are backing him.

CIO Briefing

Six Revealing Quotes From Obama's New FCC Nominee, Tom Wheeler

The potential chairman wrote prolifically about tech on his blog.

IT Modernization

Somebody Is Fixing Twitter's Misinformation Problem

Can a developer striking out on his own solve the social network's big flaw?

Data

What an Internet Sales Tax Could Mean for Your Bitcoin Stash

How will states collect taxes on bitcoin transactions if they're anonymous and untraceable?

Emerging Tech

Why NASA Is Firing Cell Phones Into Space

What Android phones in orbit could mean for the future of satellite tech.

Cybersecurity

How CISPA Opponents Were Outspent by Industry Lobbyists, 38 to 1

In the cybersecurity fight, one side has the money, but so far it can't get it's way.

Emerging Tech

The New House Republican Web Strategy: Just Add BuzzFeed

NRCC site redesign will likely be rolled out this weekend.

CIO Briefing

This Defense Contractor Is Repeatedly Spear-Phishing 68,000 Innocent People

The exercise is meant to teach employees how to identify and report network intrusions.

CIO Briefing

How Copyrights Suppress Innovation

Thanks to intellectual-property protections, we know 30 percent less about genetics than we otherwise would, a new paper finds.

CIO Briefing

FCC Race to Replace Obama's Top Tech Wonk Just Got More Interesting

Senators back Rosenworcel, who would be the first woman to head the agency.