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Everyday hand motions could protect smartphones from breaches, research shows

Human motion that naturally occurs when people use smartphones could prevent malware from infecting mobile devices, new research suggests.

GAO, DOT at odds over smartphone app

A new smartphone app from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration that shares safety scores of interstate truck and bus companies is giving officials at the Government Accountability Office "heartburn."

Cybersecurity emerging as concern for 911 call centers as they become connected to Internet

As 911 call centers transition to next-generation systems that are connected to the Internet, concerns about cybersecurity among emergency professionals and first responders will grow, a Washington state government technology official recently said during a podcast interview.

USDA eyes BYOD, faces security and workforce challenges

The Agriculture Department is in the process of drafting a bring your own device, or BYOD, strategy but it still has several security and workforce hurdles to overcome, said Joyce Hunter, USDA's acting chief information officer and deputy CIO for policy and planning.

Broadcasters to FCC: TV white spaces database design flaws put licensed users at risk

The database's purpose is to identify channels that TV stations and others are using so that unlicensed TV band devices don't cause interference.

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