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July 7, 2015

What form of payment authentication is MasterCard now piloting?

Answer: selfies

July 6, 2015

CIOs Rethink the IT Department

IT chiefs react to looming retirements and tech changes.

July 6, 2015

Hillsborough, Fla., Courts Still Struggle with Access to Online Records

The goal to allow public access to certain documents online requires testing and configuration of the computer network and case management system.

July 6, 2015

Millennials Outnumber Baby Boomers, Take Over Nation’s Workforce

Employers are looking at ways to ensure they're ready for a workforce that's more diverse, socially minded, tech savvy and creative, and who also want feedback.

July 6, 2015

Mobile App Serves as Recovering Addicts’ Equivalent to Facebook

Today, about 2,500 people use the test version of iRecoverApp to find and instant-message other recovering addicts in their area.

July 6, 2015

Silicon Valley Struggles to Help Central Valley Find Technological Exit from Water Crises

The next generation of precision agriculture may germinate in Silicon Valley, but it will have to take root in rural California, where growers soak up the majority of water diverted for human use.

July 6, 2015

Pennsylvania Wiretap Law Struggles to Keep Pace with Mobile Tech

As standards continue to lag behind rapidly evolving devices, a local district attorney acknowledges that people have less privacy under the law than they probably realize.

July 6, 2015

IT Issues in Fulton County, Ga., Recognized in 2005

Employees complained that the department director at the time skirted purchasing rules to award contracts to favored companies, wasting taxpayer money.

July 6, 2015

Oklahoma Funds Popular Court Info Website — For Now

While proposed budget cuts could present issues in fiscal year 2016, officials still plan for the state-run site — oscn.net — to eventually offer online access to court records in every county.

July 6, 2015

Lebanon, Tenn., Waste-to-Energy Plant Will Feed Off of 'Woody Biomass'

The city is investing millions in a clean energy plant that is expected to generate big savings.

July 6, 2015

How is Virginia preparing for its next earthquake?

Answer: with data

July 5, 2015

Should We Start Over with the Internet?

Network failures. Colossal data breaches. Global online privacy problems. The bad news reignites debate. Do Internet troubles necessitate a new start? Is it time to push the 'reset' button? But others say that cyberspace is improving and will go much further -- even solving a long list of historic problems. One thing is indisputable: The Internet is changing rapidly before our eyes.

July 2, 2015

Smart Innovations to Enhance Citizens' Health Care, Quality of Life

Smart cities can take advantage of the Internet of Things to make health-care innovations a reality.

July 2, 2015

Washington Budget Targets Microsoft’s Corporate Tax Tab

The tax change was referred to only obscurely in the budget-deal summary that lawmakers released, which referred to repeal of a “software machinery & equipment sales tax exemption.”

July 2, 2015

Harris County, Texas, Metro to Lure New Riders with Smartphone Payment System

By restructuring, officials estimate, ridership will increase by 20 percent, much of that coming from riders not dependent on transit, but willing to ride if it is convenient.

July 2, 2015

Are Indictments Against Chinese Military Spying Effective?

Given the lack of significant official response by the U.S. to cyberattacks so far, one cybersecurity expert says the Chinese are unlikely to be deterred.

July 2, 2015

Even Einstein Couldn't Fix Cybersecurity

The Einstein and Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation cybersecurity programs have been hailed as the cornerstone of repelling cyberthreats in real-time -- but it turns out this is not actually the case.

July 2, 2015

Google Classroom Update Opens Platform to Education Developers, Publishers

Google adds a new API so that third-party education developers and publishers can add content into its education platform.

July 2, 2015

N.Y. Institute of Technology Center to Spur Growth of Cybersecurity Companies

NYIT aims for the facility to become an NSA-certified National Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance/Cyber Defense.

July 2, 2015

Is it Time to Rethink Emergency Service Delivery?

While firefighters' working realities have changed profoundly in recent decades, their government structures and operating protocols remain largely frozen in bureaucratic amber.