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Three former public officials in Morrow County, who own a small telecommunications company, which provides fiber-optic service to Amazon data centers, failed to acknowledge that they stood to profit when they gave tax breaks and arranged land sales.
Current government budgeting processes are not up to the demands of a world where the future looks less and less like the past.
City planning agencies and business improvement districts are increasingly relying on cellphone tracking data from groups like to understand how cities are changing.
The provision went into effect on July 1 and prohibits those attempting to sell consumer goods and services by phone and text from calling numbers on the list. But there are several exceptions to the law.
Elias Fretwell, a 14-year-old self-taught coder, has discovered that government data, together with APIs, can be a fun and useful way to make bureaucracy more accessible.
The handful of new laws include a ban on non-compete clauses, a requirement to address increasing violence against health-care workers and an expansion of voting allowances for incarcerated individuals.
States have information that counties need to better target their resources and services to reduce overdose risk and save lives. Improving data sharing is a good use of opioid settlement funds.
The rollout of facial recognition technology in cities and states nationwide — as well as some overturned bans — could offer lessons on how to regulate other technologies that haven’t yet reached broad adoption.
Several states are passing laws that aim to keep kids off certain sites and block them from accessing adult content in an effort to improve teen health. But some worry that tech-savvy teens will still find a way around the restrictions.
The city gave itself a year to disclose its surveillance technologies, compile an impact report and decide which tools should stay in use. With the deadline fast approaching, not a single tool has been approved.
In first-of-its-kind legislation, elected officials in the state are now able to block people from their private social media pages for any reason. But it’s unclear if a pending Supreme Court decision will affect the law.
Data exchange between states, hospitals and the CDC increased temporarily during the pandemic. The public health community wants this to mark the turning point in achieving a permanent national system.
Election administrators are still digging out from the mountains of misinformation from the 2020 election cycle. Bad actors are using AI to ramp up for the next one. Can AI help level the playing field for the good guys?
The state’s decade-old dropout prediction algorithms don’t work and may be negatively influencing how educators perceive students of color.
Colorado has a draft rule that would impose oversight and transparency requirements on insurance companies that use big data about consumers or feed such data into predictive models and algorithms.
The first-of-its-kind case considers whether police can legally issue search warrants that require Google to turn over user account information based on particular keywords within a specific time frame.