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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.
Artificial intelligence has potential, but it can’t replace simple, reliable technology solutions and the human touch. And there’s a risk that it will automate existing inequities instead of alleviating them.
The state’s decade-old dropout prediction algorithms don’t work and may be negatively influencing how educators perceive students of color.
The platform has undergone several changes since Elon Musk bought it and took it private late last year — especially when it comes to credibility and verification features, critical to government communications.
Proposed legislation would expand electronic ballot return for deployed military members to their spouses and voting-age dependents, but many are worried that the extension could risk the security of the state’s elections.
The pandemic forced local governments to activate their innovation skill sets. Now city leaders must grow that spirit of inventiveness beyond the tactical, building it into the day-to-day work of government.
Many of the systems are operating with outdated software, poor passwords and aging infrastructure that leave the state’s water systems at-risk to hackers, terrorist attacks and natural disasters.
A ransomware attack has caused outages for the city’s systems for the past three days. As Dallas struggles to restore service, other cities across the state have increased their cybersecurity efforts.
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.
Proposed legislation would require the police department to get approval before acquiring any new surveillance technology and would establish an oversight board to monitor the city’s use.
In attempting to regulate use of social media by young people, the state has pushed the idea the furthest, and other states may follow its lead. Will it work? And will it survive the inevitable legal challenges?
The California county’s Board of Supervisors meeting was full of angry attacks, recall threats and widespread disagreement as leaders must now figure out how to manage elections after deciding to sever its relationship with Dominion Voting Systems.
The legislative package would give consumers the right to opt out of sharing their data, requiring tech giants like Amazon, Google and Facebook to disclose when and if they are collecting users’ personal data.
The pullback of Twitter’s blue check marks led to the quick rise of fake accounts spreading lies about public services and officials. What comes next, and how can state and local governments deal with this new reality?
While more than half of states have banned TikTok on state-owned devices and networks, some governors still use the platform — and some unofficial accounts use their names and photos. Is it a cybersecurity risk?