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End-to-end encryption isn't enough security for 'real people'

Computer scientists must improve security where we are most vulnerable -- on our own devices.

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Wearables may lighten the load for Marines

By transmitting their real-time supply needs to platoon leaders, Marines could carry only what they need for the immediate future.

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Can tech arrest prisoners' cellphone use?

The Bureau of Prisons is asking for help identifying technologies and systems that can prevent inmates from using contraband wireless communication devices.

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4 big opportunities for state-level innovation

States should encourage policies to stimulate investment in the digital economy, a Center for Data Innovation report finds.

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BlackBerry's encrypted mobile service gets NSA approval

SecuSUITE for Government provides end-to-end encryption of voice calls and messages.

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How mapping disasters can help devastated communities rally

Mapping software can help officials make decisions about debris cleanup, the construction of temporary housing and the rebuilding of homes.

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Endpoint security: Keeping virtual desktops safe for the remote workforce

Advanced endpoint management lets agencies secure virtual applications and desktops while giving users access to the data and applications they need.

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Smartphone cameras monitor road conditions

The RoadBotics web-based app collects roadway data through the camera on any smartphone and delivers analysis of that data via the cloud.

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Explainer: How malware gets inside your apps

Malware can be inserted into applications by attackers who modify apps and republish them, by compromised in-app advertising or by corrupted development tools.

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Emergency apps fail real-world user-centered design test

After analyzing tweets from a wildfire evacuation, researchers found only six of the top 40 concerns were addressed by existing apps.

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App gives responders mental health info for better decisions

The RideAlong app aims to keep first responders and people with mental illness safe during interactions.

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When is 'not a backdoor' just a backdoor? Australia's struggle with encryption

It's worth being skeptical of any mechanism aimed at accessing encrypted messages on platforms like WhatsApp.

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