April 17, 2014 Which car manufacturer is bucking the trend by replacing robots with human workers? Answer: Toyota April 16, 2014 The U.S. Government: Paying to Undermine Internet Security, Not to Fix It The United States spends more than $50 billion a year on spying and intelligence, while the folks who built OpenSSL are four core programmers, only one of whom calls it a full-time job. April 16, 2014 State Lawmakers Ramp Up Attention to Student Data Privacy The movement was spurred by concerns that the rise of education technology and the increasing prevalence of new assessments will place student data in unreliable hands or be put to nefarious uses. April 16, 2014 LAPD Officers Tamper with Recording Equipment, Apologize to Commission LAPD Chief Charlie Beck and several top aides promised to monitor the problem more closely and vowed to be better about notifying the five-member police commission. April 16, 2014 Sheriff's Department Partners With Nextdoor to Promote Neighborhood Safety With its Nextdoor partnership, the Sheriff’s Department in Sacramento, Calif., will be able to communicate online with neighborhoods in the county. April 16, 2014 Elected Officials Call for Outside Review of Bay Bridge Corrosion Officials said their concerns stemmed from a local newspaper investigation published Sunday that identified rust inside a supposedly protected chamber. April 16, 2014 Editorial: Yellow Cab Seeks to Join the Ride-Share Business Yellow Cab Co. is creating its own new model, called “Yellow X.” Like Lyft and Uber, drivers for Yellow X would be able to use their personal cars. April 16, 2014 Security Holes in Power Grid Have Federal Officials Scrambling When the owner of a small tech firm shared the how easy it was to tap into power companies' computer networks, Homeland Security began sending alerts to power grid operators, advising them to upgrade their software. April 16, 2014 Editorial: Getting Out From Under the Cover Oregon Mess Fixing Cover Oregon has been as hexed as the topsy-turvy year that preceded its spectacular non-start last fall. April 16, 2014 Bill That Would Allow Three Connecticut Municipalities to Share Dispatch Passes Committee The bill is in response to a request from New London, Waterford and East Lyme for authorization to create a regional dispatch center with a governing board. April 16, 2014 Smartphone 'Kill Switches' on the Way The antitheft tool will let users remotely erase their personal data and render phones inoperable if they are lost or stolen, according to a wireless-industry trade group. April 16, 2014 Palo Alto: PD Launches Mobile App to Share Info The app brings together information already shared through different channels, but with new features and functionality. April 16, 2014 Editorial: A Progress Report for Obamacare Despite a disastrous rollout, with malfunctioning websites and active resistance from governors in many red states, the enrollment numbers are quite promising. April 16, 2014 Biometrics Makes its Way to Amusement Parks The technology has long been in use at other parks, such as Disney World and Universal Studios, and is now launching at Six Flags. April 16, 2014 Maryland Legislation Creates Council on Open Data New law continues Gov. Martin O’Malley’s focus on improving transparency in Maryland and establishes an open data policy for the state. April 16, 2014 Lyft, Uber Continue to Operate in Face of Lawsuit The companies continue to pick up passengers in both San Antonio and Houston a week after a federal judge was approached. April 16, 2014 Which European city is going to try adopting a six-hour work day? Answer: Gothenburg, Sweden April 16, 2014 Industry Perspective: Playbook for Government Managed Print Services Programs The sheer effort to manage countless multifunction products, fax machines and printers may cause significant operational impact --something managed print services can help with. April 15, 2014 Photos of the Week - Is the SCADpad the Future of Urban Living? The SCADpad was designed and developed by team of 75 current SCAD students, 37 alumni and 12 professors from 12 academic degree programs. April 15, 2014 FirstNet Seeks a New General Manager The First Responder Network Authority is now looking for a new general manager to take Bill D’Agostino's place and lead the nationwide communications project.