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Obama pledges $160M to develop 'Smart Cities' apps

The Obama administration earmarks $160 million to help entrepreneurs, civic leaders and nonprofits work together to develop apps to tackle issues like traffic congestion and crime.

By September 14, 2015


Silent Circle: NIST encryption standards untrustworthy

The secure-communications company says it's moving away from the the US government agency's standards after reports of NSA tampering.

By September 30, 2013


McAfee, NIST partner to boost U.S. cyberdefenses

The partnership aims to bring more security experts together to boost the nation's infrastructure against cybercrime.

By April 15, 2013


​Internet's security bug tracker faces its 'Y2K' moment

From critical exploits to the tiniest bug, many security holes receive a tracking number through the US government. The system is being revamped to handle the ever-growing number of bugs, but the cure could create problems of its own.

By September 16, 2014


World's first atomic wristwatch comes to Kickstarter

A scientist says he's created the world's first true atomic wristwatch, packing a chip-scale atomic clock into a wearable carbon fiber case. And yes, he's made watches before.

By April 11, 2014


The world's most accurate clock will keep time for 5 billion years

An experimental clock has set the records for both accuracy and stability, being able to keep time for longer than the Earth has been in existence.

By January 22, 2014


HealthCare.gov security -- 'a breach waiting to happen'

Only half of one of the security holes previously identified on the government's health care site has been patched, while new ones have since been uncovered, says the head of a security consulting firm.

By January 16, 2014


US government releases draft cybersecurity framework

NIST comes out with its proposed cybersecurity standards, which outlines how private companies can protect themselves against hacks, cyberattacks, and security breaches.

By October 22, 2013


Amid NSA uproar, encryption-standards body defends process

National Institute of Standards and Technology says it will continue to create the "strongest possible" standards, following reports of surveillance-related meddling by the National Security Agency.

By September 10, 2013


Facebook's outmoded Web crypto opens door to NSA spying

It's relatively easy for the National Security Agency's spooks to break outdated Web encryption after vacuuming up data from fiber taps, cryptographers say. But Facebook is still using it.

By June 28, 2013