December 22, 2014

Who owns the rights to a monkey selfie?

Answer: no one, maybe

December 21, 2014

2014: The year cyber danger doubled

Cybersecurity stories were more popular than ever in 2014, with the word 'cyber' showing up in front of topics ranging from security to shopping scams to global online attacks. But no matter how we rename, reclassify or reanalyze the data in cyberspace, it is clear that the dollars spent, problems encountered and attention given cyber has virtually doubled in 2014.

December 19, 2014

Travel Updates Go Mobile in Indiana

The state's travel advisory app includes weather updates and notifications on flooding, hazardous materials spills and other issues that could affect travel conditions.

December 19, 2014

Cities Adopt Cloud-Based Approaches to Disaster Recovery

New York City and Asheville, N.C., have both adopted private clouds to provide disaster recovery services, with promising results.

December 19, 2014

Website in the Works to Predict Palo Alto, Calif., Flooding

The website would display the San Francisquito Creek on a map and use a color-coded system to indicate the likelihood of it overtopping at known trouble spots.

December 19, 2014

Google Fiber Delays Decision on Service in Portland, Other Cities

The company said Thursday that it will delay a verdict on whether it will serve Portland, five suburbs and eight other metro areas in other parts of the country until "early next year."

December 19, 2014

Sony Attack a Sobering Peek at the Dangers of Cyberspace

Whether it is in retaliation for a movie or an effort to gain military or commercial advantage, cyberspace is a modern battleground and we’re on it.

December 19, 2014

Illinois Tollway Testing Apps to Give Travel Info, Pay Tolls by Phone

The apps are intended to keep the Tollway as up to date with technology as possible and to appeal to young customers.

December 19, 2014

Low-Income Citizens Can Benefit When Cities and Private Sector Partner

"Bank On" programs and other innovative initiatives reduce the victimization of poor individuals.

December 19, 2014

Court Fight Puts Idaho's School Broadband in Jeopardy

The ruling could mean the state will have to repay the federal government $15 million that helped cover the cost of broadband.

December 19, 2014

Philadelphia and Nextdoor to Partner Free for Social Networking

The partnership is similar to ones Nextdoor has struck in communities around the nation as it tries to attract a broad base of users in anticipation of raising revenue through ads.

December 19, 2014

Internet Authority ICANN Says it was Hacked

The hack involved emails crafted to look as though they came from the organization’s own domain.

December 19, 2014

Top 10 Mobile Trends for Law Enforcement

The latest trends about law enforcement mobility you need to know.

December 19, 2014

Will Online Privacy Problems be Solved by 2025?

A survey of experts responded with a split opinion on whether politicians and the tech industry could create a secure infrastructure that allows for innovation while offering accessible options for protecting personal information.

December 19, 2014

5 Steps for Preparing the Next Generation to Steer the Ship

The state has great leaders. Some are already leading, some are trying to lead and some just don’t know it yet. What can be done to support them?

December 19, 2014

How Prepared Are States for Infectious Disease Outbreaks?

A new report shows signs of progress, particularly in public health funding, but many states face difficulties quickly responding to outbreaks.

December 19, 2014

How is one police department cracking down on illegal guns?

Answer: by asking for volunteers

December 18, 2014

Can a New Map Simplify Parking in Chicago?

This new tool, made possible by open data, could also be used to help people decide where to live.

December 18, 2014

Searchable Legislative Video Archive Gets Funded in California

Former California Sen. Sam Blakeslee’s “Digital Democracy” platform will receive $1.2 million to launch in 2015.

December 18, 2014

Mississippi Governor Highlights Oceangoing Drone as One Tech from BP Spill Money

The drone was created in the National Oceans and Applications Research Center, which aims to capitalize on the "space to sea floor environmental technologies" the state has to restore the state's coastal natural resources in the wake of the BP oil spill.