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The Grill: Rep. William Keating wants cross-sector data sharing

Rep. William Keating (D-Mass.), who sits on the House Cybersecurity, Infrastructure Protection and Security Technologies Subcommittee, is calling on the Department of Homeland Security to be more involved in tackling the cybersecurity problem. Insider (registration required)

Bart Perkins: Pester no more: How to handle the FCC's new rules on robocalls

Businesses must make sure their processes and IT systems adhere to the new regulations.

Gigabit Internet Service Providers Challenge Traditional ISPs

Companies such as Comcast and Time Warner don't think the United States is ready for -- or even needs -- gigabit Internet, but Google Fiber and a host of independent initiatives suggest that they are faster and cheaper.

Jay Cline: U.S. takes the gold in doling out privacy fines

EU privacy regulators say U.S. privacy laws are too weak to protect EU personal data. But a new analysis of 358 privacy-enforcement actions paints the opposite picture.

Ron Miller: Restricting the Internet is a business killer

Turkey might be about to learn how attempts to control the population by limiting the Internet can backfire.

FCC's in-flight cellphone plan carries a lot of baggage

Anyone who dreads hearing one end of a loud phone call all the way from Anchorage to Miami, take heart: The plan to allow cellphones on planes could fail in more ways than an overbooked flight at a snowbound airport on Christmas Eve.

The best data security offense is a good defense

After several missed security audits, the IT team at the Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare jumped into action, building an ambitious security risk framework so audit reports could be prepared in a timely fashion.

How a Dating Service for IP Could Turn Patent Trolls Into White Knights

At Demo 2013, a firm called idealAsset showed off a product that helps would-be buyers and sellers of intellectual property find each other. Could this sort of matchmaking convince patent trolls to acquire IP by nobler means?

Net neutrality faces uncertain court ruling in U.S.

It's difficult to predict how an appeals court will rule after it hears arguments Monday in Verizon Communication's challenge of the U.S. Federal Communications Commission's net neutrality rules.

We should promote broadband pricing innovation

Experimentation with pricing structures will let the broadband providers -- and their customers -- test new business models without regulatory interference.

Prism doesn't have CIOs in a panic -- yet

Revelations over the U.S. National Security Agency's Prism surveillance program have much of the general public in uproar, but in terms of the controversy's impact to enterprise IT, some CIOs have measured, albeit watchful, reactions.

Everyone must work together for a better Internet

As officials prepare to gather for the ITU's big, global forum on the Internet, a plea for open minds, understanding and cooperation.

Supply chain 2013: Stop playing whack-a-mole with security threats

IT can never take all the risk out of a supply chain, but it can help organizations minimize their vulnerability in a world of new threats.

For credit card handlers, cloud computing guidelines just got clearer

The Payment Card Industry Security Standards Council has just issued guidance that anyone processing credit cards in the cloud will want to review.

A Declaration of the Interdependence of Cyberspace

On the anniversary of John Perry Barlow's issuing 'A Declaration of the Independence of Cyberspace,' a response and alternate call to action.

Google's antitrust settlement means few changes

The U.S. Federal Trade Commission's antitrust settlement with Google will create few changes in the way the company operates, both critics and fans of the deal said.

CompTIA opinion: A technology agenda for Obama's second term

Among the issues that Congress and the president can tackle are taxation, STEM education and the need for a national standard on data breaches.

Preston Gralla: Tech talk seems to be taboo on the campaign trail

Discussions about technology issues are complex and not amenable to sound bites. But they are quite important nonetheless.

How to recycle your phone, PC and other tech gear

Recycling has become mandatory in many states -- here's how to choose the many different ways to sell, recycle, or give away all your unused or unusable gadgets.

Can the U.S. patent system be saved?

Getting people to agree on the problems, let alone the solutions, is no easy task.