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Lighting Dark Fiber Could Raise Legal Challenges in Columbia, Mo.

Government officials in Columbia, Mo., want to light and expand the city’s dark fiber infrastructure. But incumbent Internet service providers may raise unfair competition claims if the plan goes forward.

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Local Republicans Report Difficulty with Maryland's Voting Machines
Early voters across the state this week have complained that when they tried to cast ballots for Republicans, the machine instead displayed that they had chosen a Democratic candidate.

Oct 31, 2014
 
Can Water Use Be Cut with Equity and Fairness?
Los Angeles' and California's efforts to cope with an ongoing drought highlight the need for a systems approach.

Oct 31, 2014
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Investigation Finds ‘Hack’ in Ferguson Grand Jury System
Local officials have been incensed over leaked information appearing in media reports, including what witnesses said in front of the grand jury, whose workings are supposed to be confidential.

Oct 31, 2014
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Hackers' New Malware Infects West Pennsylvania Computers, Vexes FBI
Private industry experts said they believe hackers in Eastern Europe devised the malware, and they said it seems ready to blow up across computer networks.

Oct 31, 2014
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Controversial Genetic Engineering Boosted in S.F. Incubator
The Bay Area already has a wide network of programs designed to speed up the growth of medical-technology startups. But Indie Bio, has an unusual focus: synthetic biology.

Oct 31, 2014
City Leaders Meet to Discuss Social Media Policy for Bremerton, Wash.
The Bremerton City Council met on Oct. 29 to discuss social media best practices and how to best communicate with citizens on various online platforms.

Oct 31, 2014
Report Cites Old Gear, Poor Training in VA Backlog
The findings are part of a lengthy report by the Northern Virginia Technology Council, who said the VA's problems stem from a failure to update its systems for handling patients and to properly develop and retain its staff.

Oct 31, 2014
What has Travis County, Texas, Gotten for Spending $3.3 Million on Software?
If Travis County continues with this software as originally budgeted, it would spend an additional $1 million to complete the software, plus an additional $4 million to put it in place.

Oct 31, 2014
'Widespread Harm' Likely from Cyberattack in Next Decade
A majority of Internet experts think that by 2025, a major cyberattack will have caused widespread harm to a nation's security and capacity to defend itself and its people.

Oct 30, 2014
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