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eBay Users Should Change Password due to Breach

Posted: May 22nd, 2014 - Information Security  

All eBay users should change their passwords immediately.  Due to a security breach, customer account information for eBay’s millions of users has been compromised.  To reset your password, here is the eBay password-reset page link . In a post yesterday on the company’s official blog, eBay said the “database, which was compromised between late February and early March, included eBay […]

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Watch the Seattle Channel’s elections coverage and remember to vote by Tuesday, November 6

Posted: October 23rd, 2012 - Citizen Advisors, Community Technology, E-Government, News  

This is the first Presidential Election that King County has voted all by mail. Voters are reminded to turn ballots into ballot drop boxes before 8 pm on November 6 or make sure the ballot is postmarked November 6 or earlier. If you’re a new voter and you haven’t registered yet, it’s not too late. […]

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Evergreen Apps Challenge to award $75,000 in prizes at Oct 1 event

Posted: September 26th, 2012 - Citizen Advisors, Community Technology, E-Government, News, Seattle Communities Online  

Winners of the Evergreen Apps Challenge will be named on October 1, 2012, at Seattle City Hall. Mayor Mike McGinn and King County Executive Dow Constantine will kick off  the event with $75,000 in prizes  awarded for the best new civic apps, including two people’s choice awards. The people’s choice awards will be decided by […]

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$75,000 in prizes for best apps – deadline Sept 6

Posted: August 30th, 2012 - Citizen Advisors, Community Technology, E-Government, News  

The State of Washington, King County, and the City of Seattle are alerting local applications developers that the deadline for submitting apps to the Evergreen Apps Challenge is only one week away. Eligible entries should be submitted before 5 pm PST on Thursday, Sept 6. The Challenge is open to people who live, work or […]

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What do you want to ask Mayor McGinn?

Posted: August 21st, 2012 - Citizen Advisors, Community Technology, E-Government, Seattle Communities Online  

Wednesday, August 22, at 7 p.m. is Ask The Mayor on the Seattle Channel. Got a burning question?   Here’s how to get your question to Mayor McGinn: Call 206-684-8821 during the live show from 7-8 p.m. on Wed., Aug. 22. Email: askthemayor@seattle.gov Submit a question online: seattlechannel.org/AskTheMayor Twitter: @SeattleChannel Facebook: facebook.com/SeattleChannel  

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Geeks on a Ferry – August 14

Posted: August 10th, 2012 - Citizen Advisors, Community Technology, E-Government, News  

Application developers, entrepreneurs, designers and students who are interested  the Evergreen Apps Challenge and government data are invited to take a ferry ride from Seattle to Bremerton and work on their entries.  Geeks on a Ferry will take place August 14 from 3 p.m. until 10 p.m. aboard a Washington State Ferry and at the […]

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15 Organizations Receive 2012 Boost grants

Posted: July 10th, 2012 - Brainstorm, Community Technology, News  

The Department of Information Technology has awarded the 2012 Communities Online Boost Grant to 15 Seattle organizations.   Funds of up to $1000 per organization were used to help enhance the use of online tools for community building and civic engagement. Congratulations to the following organizations awarded Boost Grants for 2012: 206 Zulu – The goals […]

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Comments to FCC support digital literacy and broadband

Posted: May 4th, 2012 - Citizen Advisors, Community Technology, E-Government, News  

This week the City of Seattle and the Washington State Council on Digital Inclusion submitted comments to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) on proposed changes in rules that would expand telephone support programs to include broadband deployment and adoption. Comments support the FCC’s desire to use savings from the Lifeline Program/Universal Services Fund to support […]

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Hackers Get Access to N.J. School Data System

Posted: January 26th, 2011 - Information Security  

Hackers Get Access to N.J. School Data System By Robert McMillan | January 24, 2011 07:40 PM ET IDG News Service – Users of the 4chan online message board managed to get access to the online student information system used by a New Jersey school district after the school’s administrative password was posted to 4chan […]

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All Forms of Fraud Will Continue to Strike Banking Institutions in 2011

Posted: December 29th, 2010 - Information Security  

All Forms of Fraud Will Continue to Strike Banking Institutions in 2011 December 27, BankInfoSecurity.com – (National) Fraud in all its forms will continue to strike banking institutions across all channels in 2011. And until banks and credit unions increase their investments in analytics and channel integration, they will continue to suffer losses. Fraud in […]

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