FedWire: Consumer location data worries, facial recognition improvement and the White House Maker Faire


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Companies not doing enough to protect consumer location data.

Facial recognition technology continues to improve.


White House Maker Faire coming June 18.

VA reaches out to Phoenix veterans affected by wait-lists.

NTIA seeks comment on big data effects on Consumer Privacy Bill of Rights.

DHS‘ analytic priorities not where they need to be.

FBI target those aiming lasers at airplanes.


Army scientists teleport data.


Billy Mitchell

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Billy Mitchell is Senior Vice President and Executive Editor of Scoop News Group's editorial brands. He oversees operations, strategy and growth of SNG's award-winning tech publications, FedScoop, StateScoop, CyberScoop, EdScoop and DefenseScoop. After earning his degree at Virginia Tech and winning the school's Excellence in Print Journalism award, Billy received his master's degree from New York University in magazine writing.

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