DRIVERLESS CARS: Technology Disrupting the American Dream. Mercedes-Benz wants to develop a driverless car. Google already has one. This is exceedingly bad news for auto body shops, ambulance-chasing lawyers and others. Soon, truck drivers might be replaced by driverless trucks. Read more
SECURITY: Technology That Uses Your Body As Your Password. Cybersecurity is feeling ever more insecure, with hackers able to steal your digital identity to access your personal information. But now companies are investigating ways to use your actual identity — your very biology — as your unbreakable key into your own devices. Read more
LEGISLATION: Eight Reasons To Support Congress’s Net Neutrality Bill. The proposed law is short and sweet. It grants the FCC authority to enforce tough new limits on how ISPs manage network traffic, directly addressing the kinds of practices both the agency and the White House have argued could, if implemented by ISPs in the future, threaten the continued success of the U.S. Internet. Read more
FEDERAL & STATE GOVERNMENT IT
MASSACHUSETTS: How Boston Is Making Permitting and Licensing Easier. Permitting is one of the most common ways that businesses owners, and Bostonians at large, interact with the City of Boston. When Mayor Walsh was running for office, he frequently heard complaints about how challenging the permitting and licensing process was for small business owners in Boston — and has made it a priority of his administration to tackle these issues head on. Read more
ILLINOIS: Chicago Builds ETL Toolkit For Open Data. Data officials in Chicago are churning out open datasets faster than ever by using technology rather than developers to get the job done. Read more
CISCO: Cloud Success Requires Embracing Federal Compliance. t’s no secret that federal agencies are increasingly adopting or at least “dipping a toe” into the cloud computing pool. Private and public cloud environments offer agencies the opportunity to reduce costs, increase agility, and improve flexibility to meet their mission-critical objectives. Read more
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