Tags Social Media

Applet service IFTTT launches project to expand use of government information

by Michael Bergin • 4 months ago

One Applet automatically saves NASA's picture of the day to an iOS album. Another allows a voter to get an email every time the local congressman tweets.

Feds haven’t evaluated if efforts to counter extremism actually work, watchdog says

by Samantha Ehlinger • 6 months ago

The federal government has been working to counter violent extremism on and off line, but has been doing so without a way to measure if its overall effort is actually helping, a watchdog said in a recent report.

Pro-Trump Twitter bots are now promoting WikiLeaks’ CIA dump

by FedScoop Staff • 7 months ago

Our sister publication CyberScoop details how about 32,000 unique Twitter accounts — more commonly known as “bots” — tweeted more than 170,000 times using the #Vault7 hashtag on March 8, the day the leaked information was made public.

‘Assault on fundamental rights’ to demand social media passwords at border, coalition says

by Samantha Ehlinger • 8 months ago

Mandating certain non-citizens give up their social media passwords as a condition of entry into the country would undermine their security and privacy, a group of tech and civil liberties organizations said Monday.

DHS may require U.S. visitors turn over social media, web history

by Billy Mitchell • 9 months ago

"All of this is under development. But those are the kinds of things we’re looking at," DHS Secretary Kelly said of possibly requiring foreign visitors to disclose their social media and web history.

GSA eyes new collaboration tools for agencies

by Billy Mitchell • 10 months ago

The General Services Administration wants to hear about emerging email and collaboration tools industry is developing, and if there any better ways agencies across government can buy them.