Technology

Anti-gaming lawmakers still waging a losing battle

 

If there's one sure takeaway from the 2016 presidential campaign season thus far, it's that the public is not happy with Washington elites. Yet it doesn't seem like Congress has gotten the message. Instead of focusing on issues that...

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Security clearances in the age of social media

Of the roughly 323 million citizens of the United States, more than four million hold federal security clearances. An even smaller number of these individuals hold the highest clearances. They are simultaneously the most trusted—and some of the...

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It's time for Congress to stop living in 1986

The Government shouldn’t be able to read your email or access data you have stored online without a warrant, yet under current law, they can.  The House of Representatives unanimously voted to fix that on Wednesday by passing the Email...

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A checkup on daily fantasy sports

Long before we got to the Super Bowl ads this year, the Fall saw a whole set of commercials run signaling the arrival of a new industry – Daily Fantasy Sports (DFS). Nearly 60 million people participated in fantasy sports last year, with millions...

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IoT security: not ripe for regulation

Media reports regularly offer frightening stories about security vulnerabilities in the emerging “Internet of Things,” from the hack of a Jeep to the specter of bad guys accessing “smart homes” or exploiting industrial IoT to compromise utilities...

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Let's close the email privacy loophole now

This week the House of Representatives took an historic step for Americans’ privacy rights.  By an overwhelming vote of 419-0, it passed bipartisan legislation to protect Americans’ email and other information in the cloud from warrantless...

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A new narrative on cyber security

Diners contracting food poisoning at restaurants created the political pressure and will to force restaurant inspections by the public health service, and it has worked well ever since.  

Plane crashes created the National...

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