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State Controller Invites Public to Build Data Interface

Dec 12, 2014

It’s been four years since a Los Angeles Times story blew the lid off a salary scandal in the small city of Bell. Since that time, State Controller John Chiang has collected and published on

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A Better Way for Cities to Measure Greenhouse Gases

Dec 12, 2014

Until now, there was no universal, comprehensive methodology for cities around the world to measure their emissions. One of the tool's creators explains its power in the fight against climate change.

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Consumer Groups Urge California Regulators to Oppose Big Cable TV Deal

Dec 12, 2014

The proposed merger is pending before the Federal Communications Commission, and it's not clear whether the PUC will play any role in approving or denying the $45-billion deal.

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FCC Approves Fee Bump to Extend E-Rate Program

Dec 12, 2014

The fee hike will pay for a $1.5 billion extension of the commission’s E-Rate program, the nation’s largest education technology initiative, and raises its overall funding cap by 60 percent to $3.9 billion.

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CalCloud Is More than IBM, State CIO Says

Dec 11, 2014

California CIO Carlos Ramos on Wednesday sought to clarify what he said are misunderstandings about CalCloud and the state’s Cloud First policy.

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CDCR Names Interim Chief Information Officer

Dec 11, 2014

Joe Panora is retiring from public service at the end of the month after a 35-year career.

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California’s ‘Cop Cams’ Market Poised for Rapid Growth, Innovation

Dec 11, 2014

The civil unrest in Ferguson, Mo., a $75 million commitment from the Obama administration, and other drivers likely mean more of California's 80,000 sworn officers will be wearing body-worn video cameras in the coming years.

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China’s Tech Entrepreneurs Could Challenge Silicon Valley

Dec 11, 2014

In the past, the best way to get rich in China was to become a politician, locals say. Now it’s to start a company.

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Silicon Valley Companies Paying Hackers ‘Bounties’ to Find Flaws

Dec 11, 2014

With crooks paying 10 times or more for the same information, some experts warn, businesses will have to greatly increase what they offer to keep pace with the bad guys.

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Oakland Police Website Hacked

Dec 11, 2014

The hacker collective Anonymous claimed responsibility for disabling the police department's website under the apparent assumption that Oakland police were responsible for firing nonlethal ammunition at protesters Tuesday night.

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