Ex-N.J. man claims he invented email as a teen, suing site that mocked him
A former New Jersey man who for years has maintained he invented email as a teenager in the 1970s, filed a libel suit against Gawker for publishing two stories mocking his claim. Dr. Shiva Ayyadurai wants $35 million because Gizmodo wrote articles in 2012 titled "Corruption, Lies, and Death Threats: The Crazy Story of the Man…
What is the 'portal,' and why is it in Newark?
NEWARK -- It's the one shipping container that can travel across the world without leaving New Jersey. The "portal," a repurposed container that was installed as a temporary exhibit in Newark's Military Park last month, is part of a global artist initiative to connect strangers around the world. The container is equipped with technology that allows…
SCI: N.J. allowed one firm to dominate lucrative online tax lien auctions
TRENTON -- A single vendor has monopolized New Jersey's "valuable" municipal online tax lien auction business for years and was allowed to write rules that restricted competition for the work, the State Commission of Investigation asserted in a report released Tuesday. The SCI report said the program suffers from "weak or nonexistent" oversight from the state.…
New Jersey Takes Consolidated, Fusion Center-Style Approach to Cybersecurity
In post-9/11 America, states have accepted more responsibility in protecting their citizens. And as the firm grip of technology tightens around our daily lives and the most basic operations of government, one state is stepping up to the proverbial plate as a leader in the cybersecurity field.
A New Model for Innovation, Even in the Smallest School Districts
In this new digital ecosystem, the connection between technology, innovation, and ultimately student success is dependent on the ability to create, produce, and implement programs that support the needs of the 54.8 million students in the United States.