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Energy behind the effort to bring a reliable and unified network to U.S. first responders is picking up, with 31 states and two territories now on board.

The apps are designed for K-12 students and cover subjects such as American history, government and civics.

By the time they reach their teens, most girls have already ruled out a career in cybersecurity, a new study by Kaspersky Lab found.

Around 54.5 percent of the world’s population currently resides in urban areas. The United Nations reported that this number is expected to increase to 66 percent by 2050. Through emerging technologies, cities around the world are recognizing that the time to build safer, smarter cities is now. And it’s mainly done through the Internet of Things (IoT). One important area of focus for smart cities is road safety. 

Phishing is an attempt to get hold of sensitive information like account numbers, usernames and passwords by camouflaging itself as a routine message, from a trusted source like a bank or a colleague. With phishing scams becoming more commonplace every day, it’s best to brush up on major phishing red flags so you can spot a suspicious email when it lands in your inbox.

Last year, as the drone-flying craze was taking off, I wrote a column about the advantages of drones in a public safety role. At the time, my home was completely snowed in, and the prospect of using drones to help people in need—or even as reconnaissance for emergency workers to know what roads were accessible—seemed like a clever idea.

The Federal Communications Commission voted Thursday to make significant changes to its Lifeline program. Under newly approved rules, Lifeline funds will only be available to support broadband at 3G or better levels, and cannot be used to support "premium Wi-Fi" services that require use at a Wi-FI hot spot. Lifeline consumers will no longer be barred from changing providers for a year. 

Digital connectivity is the glue of the modern American economy. From rural farmers to city business leaders, every industry relies on broadband to track markets, connect with customers, and sell their products. The American household is equally reliant on broadband, whether its kids bringing home their digital classrooms, adults telecommuting to their jobs, or whole families streaming video content to their televisions. And governments at all levels can use digital platforms to improve service delivery and reduce costs.

Recent study correlates lack of broadband with lower high school graduation rates, lower percentages of college degrees and lower per capita income.

The telehealth remote medical practice received a boost recently with a strong indication that the U.S. health schemes Medicare and Medicaid are set to endorse the practice, especially for elements of the population residing out of town.


Printed from the website on November 23, 2017 at 1:13am.