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Oakland Releases Automated License Plate Reader Data

Jan 26, 2015

The Electronic Frontier Foundation discovered that lower-income neighborhoods saw a disproportionate amount of license plates being scanned by police, but poor neighborhoods also tend to have more crime, which explains greater police presence.

Obama Mentions Tech, Cybersecurity in 2015 State of the Union

Jan 21, 2015

The president primarily touted middle-class economics and called for parties to cooperate in this year's addressing, making mere mentions of technology plans and proposals.

Davis, Calif., Reviews 45-Acre Innovation District

Jan 20, 2015

Davis is looking to replace fields of wheat with homes and work spaces for a new generation of technologists.

San Francisco Supports Startup Economy With Simplified Business Portal

Jan 13, 2015

In San Francisco's new business portal, launched in November, the citizen is made central to the business formation process -- not the government.

Miguel Gamino Appointed San Francisco’s Permanent CIO

Dec 10, 2014

The city's acting CIO loses his "acting" title, and looks forward to developing more public Wi-Fi and changing the organization's service culture.

Are Voting Website Outages a Sign of Bigger Problems?

Nov 12, 2014

Last week, service was disrupted for 18 voting information websites serving citizens around the nation this midterm election. But the nation may have bigger problems when it comes to voting technology.

City of Los Angeles Announces $1 Million Innovation Fund

Nov 7, 2014

Mayor Eric Garcetti announced at a press conference on Nov. 6 the creation of a $1 million Innovation Fund to pay for the best ideas that city workers can come up with.

Panora Recognized with Cybersecurity Leadership and Innovation Award

Oct 29, 2014

Panora, director of CDCR’s Enterprise Information Services (EIS) at the California Department of Corrections was recognized among the best public-sector cybersecurity professionals in the nation at the FOCUS 14 Security Conference in Las Vegas on Tuesday.

California Cities Join New Coalition Advocating for Broadband Choice

Oct 23, 2014

Through Next Century Cities, leaders will gain opportunities to work with partner cities, share knowledge and assist in development of next-generation broadband networks.

Apple’s iPad Air 2: Faster, Thinner, But Not Enticing Enough?

Oct 17, 2014

Apple's keynote brought new iterations of the iPad Air and iPad mini to market, but it may not be enough to drive continued growth in the market.

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