Tag Archives: Technology

The story of a Sellwood cottage, linked to Tektronix

Intel was not Oregon’s first major technological industry leader! An earlier one started in Sellwood. A stable home life, encouragement of curiosity, and educational opportunities are more important to a successful childhood than the style or square footage of their physical dwelling. Source: Pamplin Media Group – Southeast History: The story of a Sellwood cottage, […]
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Oregon DMV overhaul turns to online services for drivers

Those trips to the Oregon DMV office should be getting easier — if you have to go at all. The Oregon Department of Transportation is in the middle of a $90 million revamp of its Driver & Motor Vehicle Services. The work will change how Oregonians register and title vehicles, prepare for trips to the DMV office […]
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Editorial: Do what’s necessary to get benefits system right

The Oregon Health Authority and the Department of Human Services have less than six months before they begin using a new computer system they’re calling integrated ONE. In that time, they’re got plenty left to do, as a Secretary of State’s audit released Oct. 25 made clear. Source: Editorial: Do what’s necessary to get benefits […]
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US academics on front line of battle against Chinese technology theft 

As the U.S. warned allies around the world that Chinese tech giant Huawei was a security threat, the FBI was making the same point quietly to a Midwestern university. In an email to the associate vice chancellor for research at the University of Illinois-Urbana-Champaign, an agent wanted to know if administrators believed Huawei had stolen […]
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The Technology 202: Silicon Valley is facing a new enemy in antitrust push — state attorneys general

State Library Ed. Note: If you cannot access this story via the link below, state employees can access this Washington Post story HERE via the State Library’s subscription to the US Newstream database. Alternatively, state employees can contact us for access: library.help@state.or.us or 503-378-8800. The Google lawsuit could be the leading edge. Silicon Valley doesn’t just have to worry about antitrust […]
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Schools Pushed for Tech in Every Classroom. Now Parents Are Pushing Back. 

State Library Ed. Note: State employees can access this Wall Street Journal story HERE via the State Library’s subscription to the US Newstream database. Alternatively, state employees can contact us for access: library.help@state.or.us or 503-378-8800. Schools spent millions of dollars on devices and programs; some question how much it’s helping. When Baltimore County, Md., public schools began going […]
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The California Consumer Privacy Act was the country’s first consumer privacy law. Now, Silicon Valley is trying to rewrite it. 

State Library Ed. Note: If you cannot access this story via the link below, state employees can access this Washington Post story HERE via the State Library’s subscription to the US Newstream database. Alternatively, state employees can contact us for access: library.help@state.or.us or 503-378-8800. Privacy advocates say the industry lobbying push — weeks before the legislature adjourns — threatens to undermine […]
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Google emerges as target of a new state attorneys general antitrust probe

State Library Ed. Note: If you cannot access this story via the link below, state employees can access this Washington Post story HERE via the State Library’s subscription to the US Newstream database. Alternatively, state employees can contact us for access: library.help@state.or.us or 503-378-8800. More than half of state attorneys general are preparing to announce an investigation into Google next week. […]
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Intel’s low hanging fruit

With its own supply chain of chips and chip-making tools, Intel is now applying that knowledge to blueberry farming. At a blueberry farm in the Willamette Valley in Silverton, Oregon, the mid-August fruit hangs heavy. The berries are fat, and as you eat them right off the bush, there’s none of the usual tartness associated […]
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Ransomware Attacks Are Testing Resolve of Cities Across America

State Library Ed. Note: State employees can access this New York Times story HERE via the State Library’s subscription to the US Newstream database. Alternatively, state employees can contact us for access: library.help@state.or.us or 503-378-8800.