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Starting this summer, real-time information for northbound and southbound border crossings will be publicly available through a free app — part of a pilot that’s a collaboration between the San Diego Association of Governments and the California Department of Transportation.
Once launched in about six months, the app can be used by outreach workers, paramedics and others who interact with homeless people. Caravan Studios will be contracted to develop the new app.
A ransomware attack against Oakland that has affected city services and exposed reams of sensitive personnel data is creating a nightmare for city officials who aren’t sure what it will take to resolve the crisis.
Four tech companies, two biotech firms and a real estate ally of Google that’s been jolted by the search giant’s development slowdown are among the most recent firms to reveal layoff plans to the Employment Development Department.
The pandemic accelerated the technology’s adoption, offering a “touchless” way to process passengers. Officials don’t have to scan a passport or clean a kiosk.
Officials confirmed that the data had been leaked and that they were working with the FBI and the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES) to investigate the attack.
The software update from Israeli mobile forensics company Cellebrite could be of vital assistance to investigators on a Pasadena homicide case, and to law enforcement elsewhere.
The files are believed to have been taken by an unauthorized third party, as part of the ransomware attack Oakland officials have grappled with for nearly a month.
The city said that because of its preparation for such an event as well as the quick response of the city’s IT staff, it was able to contain the threat in a short amount of time.
The aircraft’s $741,000 purchase price breaks down to $550,000 for the aircraft and $135,000 for the camera and other technology, including a forward-looking infrared camera and software.
Students have not been able to use an online portal called Canvas, the primary way students and professors communicate with one another between classes. This has been a major disruption for classes that rely on technology, such as graphic design, and for professors who use technology in the classroom.
This is the second time this year that the Los Angeles Unified School District disclosed greater harm than previously announced. The first instance came by way of a notification in January to state regulators that the intrusion probably exposed confidential information, including Social Security numbers, of more than 500 people who worked for district contractors.
Interim City Administrator G. Harold Duffey proclaimed a state of local emergency late Tuesday after the attack, which targeted the city’s government networks, infrastructure and communications systems.
An annual report from Joint Venture Silicon Valley, a nonprofit business and community group, examines the region’s economic health as evidenced by employment, layoffs, venture capital, remote work, population ebb and flow and other indicators.
The police department said the attack has not affected its ability to receive 911 emergency calls, and members of the public can still complete online crime reports. Affected systems have been taken offline, and the public should expect delays.
With tech in a prolonged phase of magical thinking, its metaphorical drift has paralleled a physical migration into Los Angeles, where Silicon Valley companies have lately entrenched themselves.
While the extent of the damage is not fully known, the cybersecurity breach has disabled patrol vehicle laptops, causing officers to resort to “old-school policing.”
State Senate Bill 313 from Sen. Bill Dodd, D-Napa, is aimed at aligning the state with President Biden’s Blueprint for an AI Bill of Rights — and creating the Office of Artificial Intelligence under the California Department of Technology.
The county has a project in the works to upgrade Microsoft 365 security for all county staff under the Apex umbrella. It allows for a standard version of the office suite and additional collaborative features such as Teams and SharePoint.
No recession has yet hit the U.S. or its tech sector. Inflation hurts, but the U.S. economy added hundreds of thousands of jobs last month. Still, certain shareholders have been vocal about their desire to see head counts trimmed — and trimmed further still.
The stakes are high: The rules under consideration will determine corporate access to lucrative personal information about people. No other state, nor the federal government, has an agency devoted solely to enforcing privacy laws.
“We just want to know exactly the extent of the fraud there and what measures they’ve taken to prevent this in the future,” Committee Chairman James Comer, R-Ky., told The Sacramento Bee recently.
The state is seeking proposals to convert the Employment Development Department building, the EDD Solar Building and the State Personnel Board building into affordable housing.
The Trump administration “neglected” California’s efforts to combat unemployment fraud, says the director of the California Employment Development Department.
Chairman James Comer, R-Ky., has requested a series of documents and communications about the jobless benefit program from California’s Employment Development Department, which manages the state system.
Vacaville chose three vendors to provide software intended to increase transparency and streamline engagement. The decision follows recommendations in an audit.
An intrusion into the computer systems of the Los Angeles Unified School District likely exposed confidential information, including Social Security numbers, of more than 500 people who worked for district contractors.
The thefts have targeted Californians who received their grants in the form of a prepaid debit card distributed by a contractor for the state Franchise Tax Board.
The university recently opened a $180 million research facility that has a heavy focus on chip development, with lots of backing from San Diego’s Qualcomm, one of the world’s largest chipmakers.
“As the large companies scale back their spending, that affects the market for the startups. It’s getting harder and harder.”