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UK government now offers secure online identities using FIDO U2F standards

The new open authentication standard FIDO U2F changes the user name plus password model to provide secure online identities for users. 

Security breaches traced back to antivirus software

Hackers are targeting and exploiting vulnerabilities in antivirus products from top vendors such as Kaspersky Lab, ESET, Avast, AVG, Malwarebytes and Intel Security (McAfee), according to a new report at InfoWorld.

Eliminating obstacles to successful government IT projects

Government IT programs have a history of being riddled with problems or hovering on the brink of spectacular fail. What's the underlying problem and, more important, can it be solved?

Hacking Team gets a taste of its own medicine

The Hacking Team, an Italian firm specializing in surveillance tools for governments and law enforcement, was hacked over the weekend and 400GB of sensitive information was published in a publicly available Torrent file.

UK government could use 'big data' to select service, pre-fill forms in behalf of citizens; will US follow suit?

According to a new report, the U.K. government could increase the usefulness of its big data work by using it to pre-fill service request forms for citizens, tailor services to individuals and groups of citizens, aka as personalization, and to better monitor quality and delivery of services on a local and individual level.

'Dirty data' could lead to multitude of open data issues

Open data is a big part of government transparency initiatives throughout the world but Senior Public Sector Specialist Victoria Lemieux says data quality issues could hamper even the best intentions.

AU government edges closer to total Drupal-based website unification

Australia's plan to combine its multiple governmental websites onto one Drupal-based CMS platform is really starting to come together. Australia's Department of Finance announced this week plans to migrate  Australia.gov.au and finance.gov.au to its new online content management system, govCMS, powered by digital business company Acquia.

Utah leads state governments in mobile-friendly strategy

Mobile devices have become the tech tool of choice among Americans, and Utah has responded by becoming the most mobile-friendly state government in the nation.

Homeland Security automated file system slower than hand processing

The Department of Homeland Security and U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services hatched a great plan several years ago to automate the immigration and citizenship benefits program. It launched in 2007 and seven years later only nine e-file documents are available online. In fact, the entire filing procedure takes longer now than when the agencies processed the documents by hand.

Chicago: City of big data?

Chicago has been all aboard the big data train since it pulled up to the station. But Chicago isn't just along for the ride. The city is striving to create an embedded sensor network dubbed the "Array of Things" to lay the track to its future as the reigning "City of Big Data."