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Technology Breach Calls for Action

A recent technology breach by the Chinese government into U.S. systems has called attention to the issue of Internet freedom. The intrusion was into the Gmail accounts of Chinese human rights activists, Google Inc., financial institutions, defense contractors, and several other technology companies in Silicon Valley. The U.S. government has …

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FDA Rolls Out “Transparency Initiative”

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has announced the first portion of its “Transparency Initiative,” an effort to make clear issues such as basic operations, the decision making process and the process by which drugs are judged and approved. The FDA’s effort coincides with a larger goal of overall transparency …

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Gore Supports Dems Rallying to Save EPA Regulations

  Former Vice President and noted environmentalist Al Gore has offered his support to the 12 Democrats of Senate Environment and Public Works, who are rallying to defeat Senate Energy and Natural Resources ranking member Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, to keep the Environmental Protection Agency from regulating greenhouse gas emissions. Gore …

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Branding of ‘CyberMaryland’

Maryland wants to be the “silicon valley of cyber security.” Just yesterday, state officials, including Gov. Martin O’Malley, launched a movement to bring more cybersecurity to the state through jobs and research. And it makes perfect sense. Maryland is home to top universities like Johns Hopkins, several major military installations, …

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FDA Weighs Privacy vs. Benefits

The Food and Drug Administration is working on building a nationwide electronic system that will track the safety of drugs and medical devices. This data system will host anonymous patient data in order to protect patient privacy. However, the privacy could make the system less valuable according to some specialists. …

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White House Receives Report Card

The White House received a report card from key government reform groups with straight A’s. Yesterday, January 11th, 2010, the White House Office of Media Affairs held a conference call to discuss how these reform groups are approving the Obama administration’s efforts toward reforming government to become more accessible, collaborative, …

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