The researchers used anonymous phone records from more than 15 million people to track the spread of rubella in Kenya, quantitatively demonstrating that such data can predict seasonal disease patterns.
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In anticipation of a second wave of digital disruption, the U.S. Postal Service's Inspector General released a report outlining 10 mobile-focused efforts that the agency could utilize to better "equip people with a post office on their phone" and prevent competitors from gaining footholds in the space.
Kevin Bankston, director of New America's Open Technology Institute, called smartphone theft a "criminal epidemic," in which there were 3.1 million victims in 2013, nearly double from the prior year.
Model aircraft hobbyists and other drone users can tap into a new government smartphone application that will give them information on whether it's safe and legal to fly their vehicles at a particular location.
Modularity is a web design concept that has benefits far beyond the desktop world, according to a recent post from the General Services Administration's DigitalGov team.
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An unnamed senior official at the Commerce Department is under fire for wasting government information technology resources by permitting unauthorized use of computing devices and remotely erasing a tablet device collected for forensic analysis, among other allegations.
The Veterans Benefits Administration didn't protect the benefits of hundreds of veterans who weren't able to manage their own affairs, according to a Veterans Affairs Department inspector general report.