Kenneth CorbinFreelance Writer, CIO

Kenneth Corbin is a Washington, D.C.-based writer who covers government and regulatory issues for CIO.com.

Congress punts cybersecurity, so White House may act alone

Now that the latest effort to advance comprehensive cybersecurity legislation has failed in Congress, attention is now shifting to the White House, where officials have been developing an executive order to better protect the nation's critical infrastructure from digital attacks and vulnerabilities.

Tech Policy 2012: Comparing the Democrats' and Republicans' platforms

In the presidential campaign, cybersecurity and Internet freedom won't get top billing as the candidates spar over their plans for creating jobs and cutting deficits, but the two major parties have included positions on several technology policy issues in the platforms ratified at their recent conventions.

FAA to Reconsider In-Flight Rules for Electronic Devices

The Federal Aviation Administration acknowledges that consumers want to use their iPads, Kindles, smartphones and other electronic devices.

Obama Campaign Dominates Social Media

The incumbent's online campaign far exceeds that of GOP challenger Mitt Romney, posting nearly four times the content and staying active on more platforms, a study reveals.

AT&T Campaigns Against Texting-While-Driving

'It Can Wait' launches in September to warn teens and others about the dangers of distracted driving, especially involving mobile devices.

Are Foreign Cloud Providers Exploiting Privacy Concerns?

Tech officials are warning House subcommittee members that foriegn cloud services providers are trying to exploit perceived weaknesses in privacy laws to drive business away from U.S. providers.

Online Sales Tax Effort Gains Momentum

House Republican and Democratic lawmakers begin the debate to work out legislation to permit states to force the collection of Internet sales taxes, which will ultimately affect the prices consumers see when they shop online.

Cyberwar Ignores Borders, Expert Suggests

We're in for a "constant state of asymmetric warfare" that goes beyond traditional notions of war nation-states.

Facebook's Facial Recognition Draws US Senate Scrutiny

Privacy issues arise regarding Facebook's tag suggestions feature, as senators ask what the social network does with the collected data.

Lawmakers Weigh Future of Online Video

As online distribution grows, House members consider an update to the 20-year-old Cable Act, debating whether to relax rules on cable- broadcast negotiations...

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Diplomats Ponder a 'Cyber Cold War'

A fine line exists between asserting core values such as freedom of speech and religion without sacrificing progress on a number of other cyber issues.

Dell 'Super Excited About Windows 8,' Vows No Dell Smartphones

Michael Dell talks plans for a bevy of mobile device to launch with Windows 8, weighs in on company's strategy for security, cloud computing.

Technology Patent Wars Sign of Robust Innovation, Patent Office Claims

David Kappos, the director of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, received a friendly reception from a House committee yesterday as he offered an update on the agency's progress in implementing the landmark patent reform legislation enacted last September.

Samsung, Qualcomm Team to Advance Wireless Charging

Industry players form technical alliance to develop a new standard.

Security Experts Warn of Cyber Threats From Iran

Iran may be turning to cyber attacks as a channel to attack corporate and government entities in the U.S., especially since the attacks are relatively easily launched against much larger adversaries.