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Experts debate need for National Hurricane Center app to track hurricanes

With the start of hurricane season less than a month away, weather experts are wondering why the National Hurricane Center does not have a smartphone app that can track a storm's progress or monitor forecasts.

Spotlight: NIST previews new federal authentication guidelines

NIST offered a public preview of changes to federal authentication practices on Monday, moving its approach closer to the one supported by the Office of Management and Budget.

Microwave system offers backup to Texas 911 service

The emergency 911 phone service in southeast Texas is getting more reliable with a new microwave backup, according to a new report.

Boycott campaign lobbying tech companies to 'dump Trump' at Republican convention yields few victories

The expected nomination of Donald Trump as the Republican presidential candidate leaves the tech companies supporting the 2016 Republican National Convention in a potentially awkward spot, given the politics in Silicon Valley. And some protesters are trying to get those companies to boycott the convention entirely.

Border security agents: Build a 'virtual wall,' not an actual one

Donald Trump's proposed border wall has never been considered the most practical policy option, but according to a new Reuters report, even the border patrol agents on the ground have no desire for one.

FBI says it can't disclose details for iPhone hack to Apple because of third-party rights

The Federal Bureau of Investigation does not plan to disclose information about how it hacked into the iPhone of the San Bernardino shooter to Apple, according to Amy Hess, the FBI's executive assistant director for science and technology.

Army smartphone app helps unit leaders predict, minimize impact of altitude sickness

The U.S. Army has developed an Android-based app that military commanders can use to predict how many soldiers are likely to get altitude sickness, the severity of their illness and how long they'll take to adjust to high altitude.

DARPA wants small business help in building an encrypted messaging platform

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, or DARPA, is looking for small business help to build an encrypted messaging platform to replace the Department of Defense's current antiquated system.

Spotlight: FBI unlocks second iPhone without Apple

The FBI managed to unlock a second iPhone on Monday, which it previously asserted it needed Apple's assistance to unlock, because someone gave the agency the passcode.

FBI ponied up $1.3M to crack San Bernardino shooter's iPhone, suggests Comey

The Federal Bureau of Investigation likely paid more than $1.3 million to get access into the encrypted iPhone 5c used by the San Bernardino shooter, according to remarks Thursday by FBI Director James Comey.