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US regulator coming around to view that a Google computer could qualify as car driver

The U.S. federal transport safety regulator is coming around to the view that rules could be updated so that computers in autonomous cars can be considered as drivers, but added that the rule-making could take some time.

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Navy calls on researchers to create firefighting humanoid robot

Office of Naval Research is giving a grant of $600,000 to a Worcester Polytechnic Institute professor to develop motion-planning algorithms for firefighting humanoid robots.

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Obama’s new cybersecurity agenda: What you need to know

The president wants to spend $3.1 billion to just to upgrade legacy systems.

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China vs. the machine (learning)

The highly publicized agreement last fall between the U.S. and China to end economic espionage has had little effect. Experts say that it is up to companies to protect themselves, and that tools like machine learning can help.

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What businesses need to know about Privacy Shield

U.S. businesses may take some comfort from the fact that a successor to the Safe Harbor agreement has finally been named, but at this point, they shouldn't get too comfortable.

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CIOs wary of sharing cyberthreat data

CIOs are still lukewarm to the idea of sharing the cybersecurity threat information the U.S. government is requesting in its Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act. Department of Homeland Security official Andy Ozment reassures IT...

White House education plan leaves visa critics flabbergasted

Infosys, Tata, Microsoft, Google and Salesforce.com are all contributing, but some critics question the message that linking up with India's top outsourcers gives to current IT practitioners.

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Obama administration pushes for more computer science education

The United States may direct billions of dollars funding towards teaching America's youth computer science, if President Obama has his way.

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Encryption bills pose challenges for Congress

Breaking encryption technology used by terrorists and criminals poses a frustrating dilemma for intelligence agencies and, most recently, congressional lawmakers.

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Identity theft victim? This site helps you reclaim your life

A revamped government website will offer consumers personalized, step-by-step guidance to reclaim their identities and untangle compromised accounts.

U.S. military wants to create cyborg soldiers

The U.S. military is working to create a chip that can be implanted in a soldier's brain to connect it directly to computers that can deliver data on an enemy's position, maps and battle instructions.

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Major tech companies spent millions more on lobbying in 2015

Most major tech companies increased the amount of money they spent attempting to influence lawmakers in Washington, D.C., through federal lobbying.

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Luddites clobber AI, says advocate: Just wait ‘till the FDA weighs in

A nonprofit advocate of science and technology has criticized high-profile opinion leaders as obstructionists for stirring fear and hysteria about artificial intelligence. The nonprofit hasn’t seen anything yet.

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Feds seek balance between privacy and data collection

Federal consumer-protection authorities expect companies to do more to educate consumers and offer options to limit how personal data is collected and used.

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Congress eyes commission to tackle encryption debate

Bipartisan congressional legislation is on the way that would create a national commission on security and technology to addresses the growing debate over encryption technology used by terrorists.

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The U.S. plan for a public-safety network could be a windfall for a big carrier

A public-safety network across the U.S. that could speed up disaster response may also lead to a big payoff for a mobile carrier.

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Automakers will collaborate to try to stop car hacks before they happen

Major automakers plan to work with the U.S. government to attempt to proactively deter hacks of connected cars before they become a major issue.

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State CIOs agenda targets cybersecurity

NASCIO's federal policy agenda for new year looks to expand resources to secure critical infrastructure, recruit top talent and ease the burden of federal regulations.

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