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THE FUTURE OF What’s Happening Now

New York Post Reporter’s Twitter Account Was Subpoenaed by Police

The New York police department subpoenaed the Twitter data in attempts of finding who leaked police photos to the reporter. The subpoena was withdrawn last Wednesday after lawyers got involved.

By John Annese, New York Daily News  |  February 15, 2020
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THE FUTURE OF Security

Police Could Protect License Plate Data More Effectively, Audit Says

The California state auditor found that four law enforcement agencies have “risked individuals’ privacy” through an insecure license plate database. The report’s data suggests the problem could be statewide.

By Alexei Koseff, San Francisco Chronicle  |  February 15, 2020
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THE FUTURE OF Work

IBM Apprenticeship Program Pays While Candidates Prep for Tech Jobs

IBM reworked its hiring after realizing that “there’s over 700,000 [unfilled] tech jobs… there are only about 70,000 [candidates] with a computer science degree.” The new apprenticeship program hopes to bridge the gap.

By Zachery Eanes, The News & Observer  |  February 15, 2020
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THE FUTURE OF Security

2016 Election Attack Revealed a Month Before 2020 Primary

Florida’s supervisor of elections has divulged a previously unreported ransomware virus in the elections department just weeks before the 2016 election. As the state preps for March primaries, concerns of security are amplified.

By David Smiley and Nicholas Nehamas, Miami Herald  |  February 15, 2020
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THE FUTURE OF What’s Next

U.S. Distances Itself from Online Voting, West Virginia Gets Closer

After trying Internet voting for overseas voters, West Virginia is expanding the option for those with physical disabilities. But MIT researchers now say they’ve found worrying flaws in the app the state has been using.

By Patrick Groves, Government Technology  |  February 15, 2020
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