The Department of Public Health is asking cities to stop the release of coronavirus case numbers in their communities. But the request doesn’t prohibit communities from releasing the data and some have no plans to stop.
Not only do officials have to mitigate the real concerns brought on by COVID-19, they also have to manage the infodemic that’s spreading misinformation. “Part of what I spend my day doing is just dispelling that.”
By Kristian Hernandez, Fort Worth Star-Telegram | March 28, 2020
Once heralded as the solution to most election woes, our affinity for paperless voting technology has dimmed. Today, experts consider it one of the biggest liabilities, and favor a return to paper ballots.
By Lucas Ropek, Government Technology | March 27, 2020
In the past, health officials have released information about infected patients for public safety. Some people believe this should happen again to prevent the spread of COVID-19, others believe it’s a violation of privacy.
The attack on the federal agency comes as government officials scramble to respond to the rapidly spreading virus as fears grow that the U.S. is vulnerable to cyber adversaries. Mobile voting security takes a hit.