How to avoid online holiday scams

Tis’ the season for online holiday shopping AND holiday scams! Be vigilant for any sketchy or unexpected calls, texts or email. Additionally, with so many of us working from home it’s important to keep our work and personal digital lives separate. Here are some tips that may help you avoid… [ Keep reading ]

CTAB has elected its 2021 leaders

The Community Technology Advisory Board (CTAB) has elected it’s leadership for 2021. René Peters and Camille Malonzo were elected CTAB Chair and Vice Chair, respectively. These two experienced technology leaders will steer the board of ten volunteers. The board helps to guide citywide decision making around issues of community-wide interest relating to information and communications technology. Peters is a… [ Keep reading ]

The City’s updated Privacy Statement: What does that mean to Seattle residents?

The City of Seattle’s Privacy Office has revised the City’s Privacy Statement and how the information is presented to residents and our customers. The updated Privacy Statement is a continuing commitment to the City’s responsibility to protect the public’s data. This commitment is even more important as we experience much of our work and life online… [ Keep reading ]

The City of Seattle seeks volunteers for the Community Technology Advisory Board: Shaping the future of technology and digital equity in Seattle

The City of Seattle is looking for volunteers to join the Community Technology Advisory Board (CTAB). The 10-member board and its committees help guide city strategies and investments in information and communications technology. CTAB members advise Seattle’s information technology department, the Mayor and City Council on a range of issues,… [ Keep reading ]

Technology Matching Fund grant applications open for 2021

City of Seattle grants will again be offered to organizations working to close the digital divide; applications due Jan. 12, 2021 The City of Seattle is opening the 2021 round of applications for the Technology Matching Fund (TMF) grants. Community organizations and nonprofits are encouraged to apply for grants of… [ Keep reading ]

Third Public Comment Period Opening for Technologies Subject to the City’s Surveillance Ordinance

The City of Seattle has published the third set of draft of Surveillance Impact Reports (SIRs) for three of the 26 currently existing surveillance technologies, per the Surveillance Ordinance. We’re looking for the public’s input on the SIRs to help the provide Council with insight into community perspective and ensure City policies responsibly govern the use… [ Keep reading ]

Get schooled on cybersecurity: online learning security tips for students and parents

Courtesy of the National Cybersecurity Alliance in collaboration with Educause As K-12 schools adopt fully online or blended virtual and in-person learning environments, it is important to understand some basic cybersecurity steps students and parents can take to make sure they move to the top of the class securely. October… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Durkan and Seattle City Council release Internet for All gap analysis report

Action Plan to increase access to internet and close the digital divide SEATTLE (September 16, 2020) – Following up on the Internet for All Initiative announced earlier this summer, Mayor Jenny A. Durkan and Seattle City Councilmembers Lorena Gonzalez, Alex Pedersen and Debora Juarez announced the release of the initial… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle recognized as a leader in sustainable electronics procurement

The City of Seattle has been recognized as a 2020 EPEAT Purchaser Award winner, which celebrates leaders in sustainable electronics procurement. The award comes from the Green Electronics Council (GEC), the nonprofit organization that manages the EPEAT ecolabel. EPEAT stands for Electronic Product Environmental Assessment Tool. EPEAT allows the Seattle Information… [ Keep reading ]

Community Technology Advisory Board welcomes new members

The Community Technology Advisory Board (CTAB) recently welcomed new members: Camille Malonzo, a software engineer at Microsoft; Dr. Lassana Magassa, a recent doctorate degree recipient in information science from the University of Washington’s Information School (UW iSchool); Brandon Lindsey, a nonprofit and educational consultant; and Dr. Tyrone Grandison, a technologist,… [ Keep reading ]