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January 4, 2017

Blumenthal Calls For Further Investigation Into Hacks

by Jack Kramer | Jan 4, 2017 8:02am
Posted to: US Foreign Policy | Congress | CT Tech Junkie | White House

CTNewsJunkie file photo Even though initial reports that Russian hackers had penetrated the United States power grid by compromising a utility in Vermont were widely retracted Tuesday, U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal continued his call for Congress to establish a “select committee” to probe deeper into Russia’s actions.

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October 12, 2016

Malloy Creates Cyber Security Position

by Christine Stuart | Oct 12, 2016 3:49pm
Posted to: CT Tech Junkie | Energy | Environment

Christine Stuart photo The man who was appointed chairman to the Public Utility Regulatory Authority in 2012 will assume a new but familiar role in state government.

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August 9, 2016

CT Launches Emergency App

by Christine Stuart | Aug 9, 2016 3:50pm
Posted to: CT Tech Junkie | Weather

Christine Stuart photo Connecticut has not faced a natural disaster this year, but “now is not the time to be complacent,” Gov. Dannel P. Malloy said Tuesday.

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April 14, 2016

Public Officials Get First Glimpse of Amazon

by Christine Stuart | Apr 14, 2016 1:08pm
Posted to: Business | CT Tech Junkie | Economic Development | Windsor

Christine Stuart photo Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and local elected officials got their first glimpse Thursday at New England’s first Amazon fulfillment center.

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May 4, 2015

Research Funds To UConn, Private Company Frozen

by Christine Stuart | May 4, 2015 5:30am
Posted to: Business | CT Tech Junkie | Education | Town News | Mansfield-Storrs

AquaSeNT website The Auditors of Public Accounts on Friday told Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy that National Science Foundation awards to the University of Connecticut and a private company were frozen while the federal agency investigates a potential conflict of interest.

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March 27, 2015

Attorney General Creates Privacy Department

by Cara Rosner | Mar 27, 2015 3:09pm
Posted to: Business | Civil Liberties | CT Tech Junkie

State Attorney General George Jepsen has created a new department within his office that will focus solely on investigations and legal action related to privacy and data security.

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March 3, 2015

State Launches ‘Business Finder’ App For Emergencies

by Cara Rosner | Mar 3, 2015 1:00pm
Posted to: Business | CT Tech Junkie

Connecticut residents can now have a database of pharmacies, dialysis centers and oxygen suppliers at their fingertips during an emergency, state officials announced Monday.

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December 5, 2014

Blumenthal Warns of Mobile Shopping App Dangers

by Christine Stuart | Dec 5, 2014 2:12pm
Posted to: Business | Congress | Corporate Watch | CT Tech Junkie | Public Safety

Christine Stuart photo U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal wants consumers to beware of the dangers of using mobile shopping applications.

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June 13, 2014

Database of State Information Could Trigger Start-Ups

by Madeline Stocker | Jun 13, 2014 12:00pm
Posted to: Business | CT Tech Junkie | The Economy | Jobs | Labor | Transparency

Connecticut's Data Portal A recently-launched database will give Connecticut citizens unprecedented access to widespread amounts of raw government data, information that has been previously unpublished or buried deep in the recesses of agency websites.

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May 27, 2014

Nappier Calls On Google To Disclose Lobbying Activity

by Christine Stuart | May 27, 2014 12:00pm
Posted to: Campaign Finance | Congress | CT Tech Junkie | Pensions

Courtesy of the Center for Responsive Politics The Connecticut Retirement Plans and Trust Funds, along with a coalition of institutional investors, called on tech giant Google Inc. to increase its disclosure of its lobbying activities.

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