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Federal, Policy

Did Trump Use Instruments of State Power to Punish AT&T and Amazon? Democrats Intend to Find Out

November 12, 2018

Via: Fortune

Now that they’re about to control the House, Democrats are planning to investigate Trump administration activities that appeared to be aimed at hurting major media concerns—namely the attempted blockage of the AT&T-Time Warner merger and the targeting of Amazon over […]


Networking, Tech

What Is the ‘Paris Call?’ Google and Microsoft Back Emmanuel Macron’s New Plan to Protect the Internet

November 12, 2018

Via: Fortune

Tech giants including Alphabet and Microsoft are reportedly backing a call for greater online regulation targeting everything from cyber-attacks and election interference to intellectual property theft and barriers to Internet access. The initiative, known as the “Paris Call for Trust […]


Hardware, Mobility, Tech

Apple MacBook Air (2018) review: Apple’s veteran ultraportable gets a facelift

November 12, 2018

Via: ZDnet

Apple’s renewed focus on the Mac side of its business continues this month with a long-awaited make-over for what the company claims is “the most beloved notebook ever”. There’s some truth to that claim, as the slimline MacBook Air has […]


Events

HHS, Navy Sealift Command, Ariz. DOT and CACI draw top honors at Government Innovation Awards

November 9, 2018

Via: FCW

The 2018 Government Innovation Awards — a joint effort of GCN, FCW, Washington Technology and Defense Systems — honored a broad range of projects, individuals and companies working at all levels of government. At the Nov. 8 awards dinner, however, […]


Operations Security, Security

Audit flags multiple concerns for Treasury’s IT systems

November 9, 2018

Via: FCW

A new audit from the Department of Treasury’s Inspector General found a number of IT security flaws around the agency’s management of collateral national security systems. The report documents a range of sloppy or incomplete IT security control practices for […]


Hardware, Tech

Acer Swift 7 review: thinness above all else demands many compromises

November 8, 2018

Via: ArsTechnica

The tech industry is obsessed with making things thin, and Acer is no exception. The company bills the new Swift 7 as the world’s thinnest laptop, measuring 8.98mm thick at its widest point. Designed for professionals and frequent travelers, this […]


Federal, Policy

Could GSA’s Murphy join the race for the exits?

November 8, 2018

Via: FCW

Several cabinet officials are likely to leave government service ahead of the expected flurry of investigations once Democrats take control of the House of Representatives in January. The General Service Administration’s chief Emily Murphy could join some other, more high-profile […]


Cloud Infrastructure, Infrastructure

Google Cloud wants to make it easier for data scientists to share models

November 8, 2018

Via: Tech Crunch

Today, Google Cloud announced Kubeflow pipelines and AI Hub, two tools designed to help data scientists put the models they create to work across their organizations. Rajen Sheth, director of product management for Google Cloud’s AI and ML products says […]


Networking, Tech

AT&T steps up copyright enforcement, kicks customers off network

November 7, 2018

Via: ArsTechnica

AT&T is terminating the broadband service of more than a dozen customers who were accused multiple times of copyright infringement, according to a report by Axios today. “It’s the first time AT&T has discontinued customer service over piracy allegations since […]


Hardware, Mobility, Tech

Apple’s iPad Pro and Mac Mini Launch Today: Here’s What to Know

November 7, 2018

Via: Fortune

After a major press event last week, Apple is now bringing the hardware it announced at that show to store shelves. Starting on Wednesday, Apple (AAPL, +0.80%) will begin selling in stores and online the new iPad Pro, MacBook Air, […]