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The state of privacy in America: What we learned  – Pew Research Center

The state of privacy in America: What we learned – Pew Research Center

The state of privacy in America: What we learned

After the June 2013 leaks by government contractor Edward Snowden about National Security Agency surveillance of Americans’ online and phone communications, Pew Research Center began an in-depth exploration of people’s views and behaviors related to privacy. Our recent report about how Americans think about privacy and sharing personal information was a capstone of this two-and-a-half-year effort that examined how people viewed not only government surveillance but also commercial transactions involving the capture of personal information.

Full Report at: http://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2016/01/20/the-state-of-privacy-in-america/

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CNET: Tech to expect in 2016

From virtual reality to smartphones that charge wirelessly as soon as you enter your house, the new year promises to bring some exciting developments in the tech world.

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New Federal Tech: Predictions for 2016 — from NextGov

New Federal Tech: Predictions for 2016 — from NextGov

From DevOps to cloud computing, the speed at which the technology sphere is currently evolving is only going to increase in the coming year. It is important for agencies to accept this and welcome it into their daily work.That’s according to Joel Dolisy, chief information officer and chief technology officer for technology company SolarWinds. Dolisy’s advice for federal agencies navigating the IT space in 2016? Embrace the change.At the same time, Dolisy cautions agencies against jumping in to every new technological advancement simply because it’s new. New technology is not analogous to better technology, he said.“It really needs to have the right amount of appeal and the right amount of value,” Dolisy said. “And sometimes there’s nothing wrong with just staying with old technology because it works.”Nextgov spoke with Dolisy recently to get his predictions for next year’s federal government IT trends.

Full Story: Federal Tech Predictions for 2016 – Nextgov.com

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