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Blame the US, Not China, For Recent Surge in Massive Cyberattacks

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The blame so far had largely fallen on the Chinese manufacturers for churning out devices with shoddy security on the cheap.

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How a Flooded Data Center Sparked a Cloud Migration Effort

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Agencies need to know their inventory and infrastructure before they start migrating, the SBA CIO said.

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By Sparring With AlphaGo, Researchers Learn How an Algorithm Thinks

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Even the smartest humans miss patterns that computers see instantly.

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Why NIST's Framework Avoids a One-Sized-Fits-All Approach to Cybersecurity

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Many companies are adopting the framework, but there’s still work to do, the NIST program manager tells Nextgov.

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What Former NSA Chief Keith Alexander Thinks of Trump's Cyber Stance

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The former NSA director hopes Trump will allow government to more actively defend industry from cyberattacks.

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China’s Artificial-Intelligence Boom

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The country’s universities and tech giants are starting to surpass American ones when it comes to researching and implementing AI.

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Silicon Valley’s Gender Gap Is the Result of Computer-Game Marketing 20 Years Ago

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In 2014, 70% of the employees at the top tech companies in Silicon Valley were male.

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New Research Shows Who Will Be Hurt—And Helped—If America’s Tech Industry Can’t Hire the World’s Best Talent

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The H-1B visa was created for college graduates with knowledge in a highly specialized field.

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People Are Furiously Saving Federal Data Before It’s Deleted—And You Can, Too

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It’s surprisingly easy

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Soon, You Will Never Lose Your Boarding Pass Because it Will Be Your Face

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Airports around the world are rolling out facial-recognition technology.

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Video: These High-Tech Glasses Help the Legally Blind See

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And they connect to the internet

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DOD's Next-Gen Electronic Health Records System Is Now Live At One Site

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MHS Genesis has been deployed at the Fairchild Air Force Base near Spokane, Washington.

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Federal Information Systems Hits 20 Years on GAO’s High-Risk List

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The watchdog is waiting for 1,000 recommendations to be implemented.

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The Risks of Sending Secret Messages in the White House

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Communication apps with disappearing text could run afoul of presidential records laws—and might not be as secure as they seem.

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Deloitte Highlights Tech Trends to Watch

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Agencies will have to wade through tech trends to determine what's of use.

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Dubai Is Set to Fill its Skies With These Self-Flying Taxi Drones Later This Year

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These four-legged, eight-propeller drones can carry a single passenger that weighs up to 220 lb.

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Congress Requests Review of EPA’s Use of Encrypted Communications

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The use of encrypted communications applications across government is on the upswing, though such communications are still privy to sunshine laws.

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Employers Are Creepily Analyzing Your Emails and Slack Chats to See if You’re Happy

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AIR, a Tokyo-based software company, is marketing software that scans conversations on workplace communication tool Slack to gauge team morale.

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Biometric Checkpoints in Trump’s America

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Technological advances mean border screening could be more expansive than ever, if the government can get past the hurdles to implementing such a system.

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Lawmakers Want Self-Driving Cars To Thrive But Still Fear Hacks

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Despite positives, manufacturers still face concerns that cars could be hijacked.

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Video: NASA Released More Ultra-High Definition Footage of Earth

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The space agency shows us a whole new world.

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Tech Companies Prep for Trump’s Infrastructure Plan—Even Without Details

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Startups and blue-chip companies alike see potential business in Trump's promised infrastructure plan.

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The 17-Year-Old Google Coding Winner Whose Cameroonian Hometown Has Been Cut Off From the Internet

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His story, that of a young developer winning an esteemed hacking award, has been used as a rallying point for those campaigning against the shutdown.

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Watchdog: Better Data Needed to Fight Medicaid Fraud

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The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services oversight data needs work, according to the Government Accountability Office.

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IBM Researchers Have Created an “Impossible” Molecule That Could Power Quantum Computers

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The molecule in question is called triangulene

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Hackers Are Bombarding the UK With Two Serious Cyberattacks a Day, the British Government Claims

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That's 188 serious cyberattacks in the last three months.

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Lawmakers’ Personal Devices Need Better Security, House Member Says

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The letter from Rep. Ted Lieu also urges speedier cyber training for House employees.

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An Algae That Survived Two Years in Outer Space May Hold the Secret to Growing Food on Mars

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Algae produce proteins and oxygen, both key ingredients for surviving once humans leave the blue planet.

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Trump's Smartphone Habits Worried Lawmakers Before Mar-a-Lago

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Lawmakers already had questions about the administration's security practices.

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A Surreal Trip to a Domain-Names Conference

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… where misspelled URLs are auctioned off for tens of thousands of dollars.

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It’s Looking More Likely That the Next iPhone Will Have Wireless Charging

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One of the most annoying things about smartphones is that they never last as long as we need them to.

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Water Treatment Plant Hack Kicks Off RSA Conference

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A new survey finds cyber anxiety high during the Trump administration.

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A Rising Trend in Hacking: Locking Your Files and Charging You to Get Them Back

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A report identified 638.2 million unique ransomware attempts in 2016.

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A NASA Engineer Was Required to Unlock his Phone at the Border

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A U.S.-born scientist was detained at the Houston airport until he gave customs agents the passcode to his work-issued device.

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Video: This Smart Device Controls Your Stove to Prevent House Fires

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This device stops that stir-fry before it ignites.

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Oracle Has Now Spent Seven Years Claiming That Google Plagiarized its Code

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The company filed another appeal yesterday in its never-ending lawsuit.

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Hackers Embarrass David Beckham, Breach Arby's and Knock Offline Dark Web Sites

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

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Lawmakers Show Love to Blockchain, 'Star Wars,' But Question FBI FOIA Changes

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They're also proposing a way to slow down any presidential efforts to remove sanction on Russia.

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'Give Us Your Passwords'

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What happens if border agents are allowed to demand access to your phone and online accounts—and turn you away if you don’t comply?

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Forrester Predicts Less Money for Federal Tech, More for State and Local

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However, total public sector spending in 2017 and 2018 is still expected to grow by 2 percent.

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Homeland Security to Unveil 12 New Tools at Cyber Conference

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The tools tackle malware attacks, internet visualization and social media analysis.

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Service Robots Will Soon Be Making 'House Calls In Space'

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DARPA this week picked a commercial partner to help build out the system.

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These Tiny Drones Can Pollinate Plants So Bees Don’t Have To

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Bumblebees are currently listed as endangered in the U.S.

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Video: How Satellite imagery Helped Save Chimps

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A look at NASA's partnership with Jane Goodall Institute.

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Trump's Advisers Want to Return Humans to the Moon in 3 Years

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The plan could dramatically shift the mission of the space agency, prioritizing low-Earth orbit activity over distant exploration.

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For the Army, ‘Cyberwar’ Is Quickly Becoming Just ‘War’

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Combat brigades will soon head into firefights with cyber specialists… and possibly IT lawyers.

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This Startup Thinks Future of Deliveries Is an Ostrich-Shaped Robot

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This leggy robot that can traverse any awkward footings that come naturally, or at least more easily, to humans.

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Tech Companies Are Building Tiny, Personal AIs to Keep Your Messages Private

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We can carry these algorithms around on our smartphones and smartwatches

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House Science Democrats Want to Investigate White House Cyber Vulnerabilities

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The lawmakers cite vulnerabilities in Trump’s Twitter and cellphone in a letter to committee leadership.

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Guerrilla Archivists Developed an App to Save Science Data From the Trump Administration

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The data rescue movement is growing up fast.

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