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Technology

Covering topics such as artificial intelligence, automation, cybersecurity, data policy and data privacy.

Across the nation, state lawmakers have enacted laws that require companies to report cyber attacks to the state to gain a better understanding of how to protect data in the future. But one size does not fit all when it comes to cybersecurity.
To fight false narratives and foster trust in reliable information, governments can invest in local news, support empathy-building initiatives, and ensure election processes are traceable, a new report says.
From October 2020 to May 2021, nearly 7,000 people lost more than $80 million on fake cryptocurrency schemes, according to the Federal Trade Commission. States are issuing fines and orders to try to prevent future fraud.
Starting next year, companies will begin replacing 3G networks with updated, faster services, like 5G. While only an estimated 4 percent of wireless connections used 3G in 2020, devices that do rely on 3G will stop working.
Some of the changes have made it easier to participate in courtroom processes, like online jury selection and trials. But not everything translates easily online, and not everyone has Internet access.
With $65 billion on the way from Washington to expand Internet access, it’s time for businesses, research organizations and others to join with the public sector to shape strategies to make the most of the funds.
Research shows there are ways to fight fraud, but the bill contains very little language aimed at doing so.
The state had a fairly good digital response to the pandemic, given the low technology and training capacity that public health departments had prior. But the response wasn't perfect, especially for those with limited English or Internet access.
The state will spend $800,000 to offer free credit monitoring to teachers whose Social Security numbers were left vulnerable from a flaw in the education department’s database that was found by the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.
In Missouri, determining whether service providers are vaccinated against COVID is not easy due to privacy rules and politics. For at-risk customers, this could put them in danger of contracting the virus.