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May 3, 2016

How did a Wi-Fi hotspot cause panic on a commercial flight in Australia?

Answer: its name

May 2, 2016

Evolving for Agility: 6 Areas for CIOs to Address (Industry Perspective)

Whether just starting the agile journey or seeking help in advancing it, all CIOs should think through how their organizations are evolving for agility in these six key areas.

May 2, 2016

Payment-Service App Venmo Investigated By Federal Trade Commission

The app, which allows friends to transfer money between accounts regardless of bank, is currently under investigation for deceptive or unfair practices in violation of the Federal Trade Commission Act.

May 2, 2016

Houstonians Clamor for More Walkable Communities

The findings suggest huge numbers of Houston residents want to live in a different type of community, but have been unable to do so.

May 2, 2016

Texas Supreme Court Overrules Houston Air Pollution Precedents

The Texas Supreme Court ruled that the city overstepped its authority to police polluters, handing industry advocates a major victory.

May 2, 2016

Tennessee Rep Pushes for Online Counter for ISIS Propaganda

U.S. Rep. Chuck Fleischman is pushing legislation that would require the Department of Homeland Security to use testimonials from former extremists and defectors to counter-message the propaganda that groups like ISIS offer up in their recruitment efforts.

May 2, 2016

Anxiety Runs High During Kansas City, Mo., Streetcar Opening

For the past five years, city officials have poured their hearts, souls and countless hours into making the downtown streetcar a reality.

May 2, 2016

CIA 'Live Tweets' Osama bin Laden Raid Five Years Later

The CIA used a series of tweets on Sunday, using the hashtag #UBLRaid, saying: "To mark the 5th anniversary of the Usama Bin Ladin operation in Abbottabad we will tweet the raid as if it were happening today."

May 2, 2016

Massachusetts Wants in on the Wind Game

Like solar energy, the prices of wind energy have plummeted in recent years, which has stirred consumer interest. Now Massachusetts is looking to take advantage of the low prices.

May 2, 2016

Marin County, Calif., Desalination Plant Put on Hold

A report concluded that barring a major drought, the “district has adequate supply to meet future demand through 2040 in average years and in the first two years of a multiple-year drought.”

May 2, 2016

California Department of Technology to Extend Fiber to City of Sacramento

The partnership will also enable the state to become a service provider to local entities such as Sacramento County and California State University, Sacramento.

May 2, 2016

Should the Smart Gun Debate Include Smart Ammunition? (Opinion)

Many have called for the widespread implementation of smart guns to crack down on shooting deaths, but embed bullets with tracking chips should be part of the discussion.

May 2, 2016

What Will the Driverless Car's Interior Look Like?

A representative from an automotive instrument panel supplier explains how the future of cars is murkier than ever.

May 2, 2016

Bitcoin ATM Arrives in Akron, Ohio

Having a Bitcoin ATM near the University of Akron campus that can instantly change the digital Bitcoin into real U.S. currency has simplified the process for many bitcoin-holding college students.

May 2, 2016

Which level of U.S. government is most trusted by its citizens?

Answer: city

April 29, 2016

City IoT Networks to Launch Across the Country

The first machine-to-machine networks from Ingenu have launched in Texas and California, but the company isn't stopping there.

April 29, 2016

Amazon Web Services Launches 2016 City on a Cloud Innovation Challenge

In a bid to highlight its cloud services to governments, Amazon is offering $250,000 in service credits to the cities and companies with innovative cloud projects.

April 29, 2016

New Jersey Takes Consolidated, Fusion Center-Style Approach to Cybersecurity

New Jersey is perhaps best known for the “Parkway” and former presidential hopeful Gov. Chris Christie. But some might argue that it should be getting attention for its novel fusion center approach to cybersecurity.

April 29, 2016

California Considers Expanding 2-1-1 Emergency Information Services

Sen. Ben Hueso, D-San Diego, wants to expand the 2-1-1 number to all of the counties that don’t have it yet and provide a single, easy-to-remember number for essential services.

April 29, 2016

Will Google #DumpTrump at the Republican National Convention?

To ramp up pressure on Google to drop live-streaming Donald Trump at the convention, activists hired a plane to fly a banner across Bay Area skies that reads, “Google: Don’t be evil #DumpTrump.”