TOP NEWS Getting to Tech Woke It's not like Facebook is the only company — or organization, for that matter — trying to convince the public that it can be trusted with data. But, for better or worse, it has become the face of the public's concern about privacy and the unintended consequences of unbridled data collection. In the aftermath, writes Paul Taylor, "public agencies have a responsibility to take a fresh look at not only their own terms of use, but also those of the platforms they use in serving their publics." Colorado Moves Benefits Management System to Salesforce More than 5,000 county and medical assistance employees across the state use the system.   Illinois is in the Market for Cybersecurity Tools The state, whose election systems have been targeted by hackers, will use federal money to buy technology to bolster its cybersecurity for those systems.   Alaska Creates Chief Innovation Officer Position with an Eye on Data The state has become the latest to create a dedicated innovation leadership role, and it wants to use it to explore new ways to use data and artificial intelligence. MARKET SPOTLIGHT

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Tech-Related Ballot Measures are Packed into the West There are some very tech-relevant initiatives either on the ballot or headed to it for the midterm elections, but they are mostly crowded into the western states. We've got more on the initiatives here. GovTech company on our radar this week:

Design4SocialChange: Collaboration, engagement and change management tools meant to help government incorporate new technology into the urban fabric. Based in the U.K., D4SC recently participated in the Global Startup Battleground at the BridgeSF conference in San Francisco..   Run a GovTech company? Get on our radar here.

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Longmont, Colo.'s Municipal Broadband is Fastest ISP in the Country (PCMag)   New Partnership Adds Voicemail Functionality to CRM for Legislative Staffers (Fireside21 blog)   Domino's Fixes Potholes in Exchange for a Marketing Opportunity (AutoBlog) GovTechBiz is our weekly newsletter covering the companies, deals and trends in the business of gov tech. Got a news tip? Other feedback? We're listening. Send it to GovTechBiz Writer Ben Miller at biz@govtech.com.