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Local experts address 2020 election security and misinformation threats

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Cybersecurity became part of the national election conversation in 2016, as Russia targeted government networks with cyberattacks and an influence campaign that sought to spread disinformation and sow discord in the democratic process.

Four years later, the specter of this threat appeared again in the 2020 race, as officials said on Oct. 22 that Russian attackers broke into government systems.

Verizon brings 5G service to select parts of Baltimore

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5G is live in Baltimore. Verizon is introducing its 5G Ultra Wideband service for wireless customers downtown and in parts of Baltimore County. This service is expected to be double the speeds of 4G and be a significant bridge in the digital divide in terms of internet connectivity, officials said on Wednesday.

Taking the leap: Aaron Brooks goes full-time as CEO of Mastermnd

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Aaron Brooks left his job with Fearless to run the technical talent pipeline company he started last year. “I believe tech can change lives,” he said.

When it comes to entrepreneurship, we’ve often heard that you gotta go all in.

In September, Aaron Brooks took the leap and left his job of four years as a DevOps engineer at Fearless to become the full-time CEO of Mastermnd, his technical talent pipeline company.

Babila Lima: Innovating for city government’s future without displacing the past

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Introducing new technology is not just about programming languages and applications, but also skills and culture.

That’s evident in the work of Babila Lima, the director of the Baltimore City Department of General Services’ (DGS) Business Process Improvement Office. He has worked in the city government since the Dixon administration, advocating for innovation and skills development over more than a decade.

The Baltimore Robotics Center is rebooting competitions this fall

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As virtual learning becomes the new normal, extracurriculars of the old world are beginning to plan how they’ll function during the pandemic.

Robotics competitions were typically held in school gyms with hundreds of spectators and competitors coming from different areas to compete.

Amazon just opened its second Sparrows Point fulfillment center

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Amazon opened a new fulfillment center in Baltimore County’s Sparrows Point this week.

PCs for People is refurbishing computers to provide tech access in Baltimore

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PCs for People is bringing its mission of digital inclusion to Baltimore. The organization opened a space in East Baltimore, where residents can receive free or low-cost computers and affordable broadband internet.

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