London is tracking passengers on the Underground

London is tracking passengers on the Underground By: Matt McFarland, CNN Business RSS Channel – App Tech Section Washington, DC (CNN Business)London’s subway has become the latest transportation agency to use location data collected from people’s smartphones in a bid to improve services.Transport for London, which operates the Tube, began collecting data in its stations this week, in order to…

Why the Government of Tomorrow is Also a Data Organisation

Why the Government of Tomorrow is Also a Data Organisation Nowadays, every organisation is a data organisation. This not only applies to commercial organisations, but also to governments. Governments at every level – local, regional, national and supranational – should take a different approach to organise their activities. However, becoming a data organisation is not…

India’s new government plans IoT and AI workforce reskilling

India’s new government plans IoT and AI workforce reskilling India’s new government plans workforce reskilling in areas like the IoT and AI to become a world leader in emerging technologies. The government plans to expand its ‘Skill India’ initiative with dedicated policies which ensure the nation’s youth can grasp important new technologies. “Reskilling and upskilling…

Russian Military Has “Science Fiction” Laser Weapons.

PUTIN: RUSSIAN MILITARY HAS “SCIENCE FICTION” LASER WEAPONS ANTON VESELOV VIA SHUTTERSTOCK Laser Focus Russian President Vladimir Putin is singing the praises of the country’s experimental laser weapons. The armaments “until just recently only figured in science fiction,” Putin said during a meeting with top officials, according to the Associated Press. He added that the high-tech weapons…

The US Marine Corps has formed an auxiliary volunteer cybersecurity force

The US Marine Corps has formed an auxiliary volunteer cybersecurity force By Andrew Liptak US Marine Corps Commandant General Robert Neller told a security forum back in April that the Marines would soon launch a volunteer cybersecurity auxiliary unit. Earlier this week, the Marines announced the establishment of that unit, called the Marine Corps Cyber Auxiliary (Cyber Aux), which it…

White House’s new IT engineer is sharp, witty, and blunt.

White House’s new IT engineer is sharp, witty, and blunt To attract ‘creative snowflakes,’ the government has to change its culture, says Google engineer WASHINGTON — If the White House learned one thing from the Healthcare.gov debacle, it was that the government needs clear-thinking people who can see a problem for what it is. Mikey…