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Private firms won’t have any reservations about supporting the more robust cybersecurity strategy that the Department of Homeland Security will soon release, according to the department’s top cyber official.

Privately-held AI diagnostics company IDx announced earlier this month that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted the company’s De Novo request to market IDx-DR, an AI-based diagnostic system for the autonomous detection of diabetic retinopathy, a leading cause of blindness.

West Virginia is the first state in the nation to use distributed ledger technology in a federal election to help secure the absentee ballots of military voters who are deployed overseas.

In the last weeks, two notable data breaches have been making headlines. Both of those affected U.S. companies. One impacting the company Under Armour and the other Panera Bread. The approach taken by those companies to mitigate the threat to consumers could not have been more different. One is a lesson on best practice and the other is a cautionary tale on how not to handle malicious attacks aimed at seizing consumer data.

Over the past decade, law enforcement agencies across the country are more frequently turning to social media to connect with residents. For a more targeted approach, agencies have taken to the neighborhood social network, Nextdoor, which allows agencies to geographically target their posts to an individual neighborhoods, custom service areas, like police beats, or their entire jurisdiction.

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s testimony before Congress confirms that both lawmakers and the general public lack a basic understanding of data collection and use.

Routine Success is a smartwatch application created by Matt Gunter that can bring “routines” to assist children in staying focused and organized, particularly at school.

At the request of Maryland's congressional delegation, Gov. Larry Hogan has agreed to use recently approved funding to instate new positions, training and processes for election security.

A law enacted in recent days moves Nebraska one step closer to an overhaul of its 911 system that officials expect will greatly improve the identification of a caller's location and allow for texting to 911 centers.

The state's IT commissioner warns that more comprehensive protections are needed as attackers grow "more sophisticated, more skilled, more organized, and more professional."

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