Source: Baltimore Sun | Maryland |
November 13, 2012
Maryland's DNA law, which allows police to take samples of suspects' genetic material for possible matches to other crimes, will be reviewed by the U.S. Supreme Court next year, the justices announced.
A federal judge rejected a lawsuit seeking an immediate halt on the equipment used in about 25 Ohio counties after a local activist claimed the software could be contaminated by viruses or human manipulation to flip the outcome of the presidential election.
Source: Christian Science Monitor | Ohio |
November 6, 2012
A local candidate says a crucial piece of Ohio vote-tallying software was not properly vetted by the state and could be hacked. A judge will hear the case on Election Day and decide whether to grant an injunction against use of the software Tuesday.
Source: New York Times | South Carolina |
November 6, 2012
The theft of tax information from a South Carolina computer system appears to have been the largest cyberattack ever on a state government and has put other states on high alert, computer security experts say.
The Obama administration’s plan to share weather satellite frequencies with commercial cellular carriers could severely degrade scientists’ ability to forecast hurricanes and monitor flooding, weather and spectrum, according to experts.
Source: The State | South Carolina |
November 1, 2012
South Carolina taxpayers and their children who were victims of a massive data breach at the Department of Revenue will receive free lifetime credit fraud resolution, Gov. Nikki Haley announced Tuesday.
After two storms left nearly 1 million Connecticut homes and businesses without power last year, the state began testing whether small electric grids can provide power even when the main grid loses it.
New York has been reluctant to embrace technology when it comes to counting votes. Could the state’s hesitation be the source for its recent election debacles? For full election coverage, go to Governing's Election Center.