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How Chicago is Narrowing the Digital Divide
November 26, 2014 - Low-income families, minorities, people with disabilities and seniors are overwhelmingly represented in the broad swath of the city’s population who are unable to gain access to crucial information and resources.

New Satellite Technology Promises Smoother Descents into BWI Airport
November 26, 2014 - The technology is part of the nation's NextGen system that the FAA has been tasked with rolling out at airports across the country.

Social Media Brings Ferguson to the World
November 26, 2014 - In the months since, Ferguson community leaders used social media to urge peace and organize crowd-minders.

Neighborhoods Are Social Networks Too
November 26, 2014 - Why the Nextdoor hyper-local social network is exciting for public agencies.

Internet of You: Users Become Part of the City-as-a-System
November 25, 2014 - Integrating devices within city infrastructure will form a new kind of hybrid that is part individual, part systemic node — linking people to private and public infrastructures and the services that run through them.

Survey: Internet Access a 'Basic Human Right'
November 25, 2014 - A survey on Internet security and trust polled people in 24 countries on their views about online privacy, governance and concerns about security.

FAA Outlines Strategy to Recover from Air-Traffic Control Outages
November 25, 2014 - The reassessment released Monday called on the FAA to strengthen its "overall security posture against both external and internal threats."

Wake County, N.C., Schools Want Students to be Able to Fly Drones
November 25, 2014 - School officials said Monday that the school board should lobby lawmakers to change laws about student use of drones.

Twitter Users Call for #PeaceInFerguson
November 25, 2014 - After a grand jury did not hand down a criminal indictment against the Ferguson, Mo., officer in the death of Michael Brown, users took to social media pleading for unrest to be kept under control.

3 International Cities Where Technology Solves Local Problems video
November 24, 2014 - Municipalities use tech for everything from mapping disaster relief to improving energy use and street traffic.

Earthquake Early Alert System Ready to Expand in California
November 24, 2014 - The ambitious plan highlights the progress scientists have made in building out the system, which can give as much as a minute of warning before a major earthquake is felt in metropolitan areas.

California Research & Education Network Gets 100-Gigabit Upgrade
November 24, 2014 - Officials with participating institutions said the new network backbone will help the state bring additional capacity needed to expand the network to public libraries and other organizations.

Southern California Elementary Schools Adopt BYOD Program
November 21, 2014 - The Laguna Beach Unified School District is expanding its bring-your-own-device program, asking students to bring a laptop or tablet to class beginning in January.

Obama's Immigration Plan Doesn't Grant Tech World's Wishes
November 21, 2014 - Industry leaders say there is a shortage of U.S. tech talent, and wish to attract the top-tier workers they desperately need. Critics, however, say employers prefer foreign workers because they can hire and retain them at a lower cost.

Tech Industry Must Lead Privacy Fight (Opinion)
November 21, 2014 - Silicon Valley needs to take a more active role in protecting Americans’ privacy — and restoring public trust in its products.

New App Helps Users Discover Local History
November 21, 2014 - Once the app is downloaded, users can type in a city, zip code or search within a certain mile radius to search for a historical site, museum or landmark.

Palo Alto Maps Planning Permits and Construction Activity
November 20, 2014 - City officials have launched a GIS app for citizens who want to track permit project status and discover details about construction activity in their neighborhoods.

How Portland Is Tackling the Innovation Dilemma
November 20, 2014 - The Oregon city is using a special fund to spark new thinking in its agencies while minimizing financial risk.

Renewable Energy's Rise Hurting Utilities
November 20, 2014 - Solar energy is one of the nation’s fastest-growing industries. But it and other renewables are eating into utilities' profits, which have begun asking cities and states for help.

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