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Supreme Court grants exception to no-cell phone policy for hearing-impaired attorneys

For the first time, a group of hearing-impaired attorneys were allowed to bring smartphones into the U.S. Supreme Court to assist with their admission to the Supreme Court bar.

Small business gets big boost from DHS onto IT Schedule 70

A small technology company got a big helping hand when the Department of Homeland Security's Science and Technology Directorate got it onto the General Services Administration's Schedule 70 in 35 days, a release shows.

Public transit apps offer links to ride-sharing services

City transit systems increasingly are partnering with ride-sharing and car-sharing services such as Uber and Lyft to complement their transit routes, according to an article in CityLab.

White House puts the kibosh on encryption bill

A draft bill pending in the Senate would require device manufacturers to include encryption workarounds in their products for law enforcement access, but the White House declined to provide public support for the bill, Reuters reported on Thursday, citing unnamed sources.

FBI chief admits hacking tool only works on a 'narrow slice' of iPhones

The tool that a third party provided to the FBI to hack into an iPhone used by the San Bernardino shooters only works on the specific model the shooter used – the iPhone 5c running iOS 9 – FBI Director James Comey said at a Wednesday address at Kenyon College.

NTIA seeks public comments to improve federal role in IoT

The National Telecommunications and Information Administration, part of the Department of Commerce, issued a request for comment Tuesday to get public input about potential federal policy issue raised by the Internet of Things.

FBI offering iPhone cracking services to federal agencies, local law enforcement

Now that the FBI apparently has its own way to bypass the security of Apple iPhones, it is starting to offer that capability as a service to other federal agencies, including law enforcement, around the country.

Mobile acquisitions to get the Category Management treatment

On Tuesday, the Office of Management and Budget released a draft policy for public comment that would give new direction to how the government purchases and manages mobile devices and services. The feedback period will last 30 days, until April 28.

FBI unlocks San Bernardino shooter's iPhone, drops case against Apple

The FBI on Monday dropped its charges against Apple, in a legal battle that had the federal government attempting to force the company to unlock the iPhone 5C of San Bernardino shooter Syed Farook.

NIST issues draft guides on telework security

New draft guidelines aim to improve security of telework and bring-your-own-device practices.