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IRS: Tax breach much worse than originally thought

The cyberattack on U.S. taxpayer data reported by the Internal Revenue Service earlier this year now appears to be much worse than originally thought, the agency announced Monday, with as many as 300,000 citizens now believed to be...

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AT&T a closer partner of NSA than previously known, Snowden docs show

A new analysis of documents leaked by Edward Snowden highlights massive surveillance efforts with special help from AT&T

University technology program launched to give peace a chance

Drexel University and PeaceTech Lab will enlist computer science and engineering students in conflict resolution efforts

UK government reportedly working to end its reliance on Oracle

The request is 'bad advice,' says one analyst

Leading AI researchers, scientists call for a ban on autonomous weapons

Ban weapons that choose their targets before they start an arms race, say Stephen Hawking, Elon Musk and other signatories of an open letter

OPM director resigns after unprecedented data breach

Katherine Archuleta stands down a day after scale of the massive breach was made clear

OPM hackers stole data on 21.5m people, including 1.1m fingerprints

Latest update reveals the massive size of the data breach

Zambia adopts e-procurement system to curb corruption

The country joins a growing list of African nations using automated systems to fight corrupt bidding practices

OPM's efforts to fix IT security are criticized by auditor

Senators rip into agency director for data losses from major breach

US visa system coming back online after major outage

Hundreds of thousands of people are waiting for US visas after significant system problems

NSA uses OpenFlow for tracking... its network

Spy agency uses SDN to keep tabs on IT inventory, simplify operations

US visa system won't be back online until at least next week

A hardware failure has stopped any visas from being issued at US embassies

Lawmakers worry US OPM breaches endanger national security

A breach of the agency's security clearance database could lead to serious problems

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Digitization: Making the post office meaningful again

USPS executives see it as salvation for the service, but can anything make the post office relevant again?

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How CIOs can reduce shadow IT in government

A new study highlights rise of shadow IT, unauthorized applications in government agencies, arguing for greater involvement with the business lines of the enterprise and better understanding of users’ needs.

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Marines test augmented reality battlefield

Thanks to augmented glasses, the U.S. Marines on Thursday were able to turn a golf course in Virginia into a simulated battlefield.

Obama's new Twitter account stays with the office

The @POTUS account has already amassed nearly 1.5 million followers

French lawmakers take first step toward gathering all communications metadata

The French National Assembly agreed to let spies gather data about phone calls and Internet use

Social media helps curb Nigerian election deathtoll, paving future path

Online services are credited with keeping people informed during the runup to the elections

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