Technology

Spacecraft Lucy launches to space on a mission to discover

Greenbelt, MD – Lucy is a first-of-its-kind mission for NASA that will explore Jupiter’s Trojan asteroids to learn more about how our solar system came to exist. Lead by Greenbelt’s own NASA Goddard, Lucy is expected to travel 4 billion…

Facebook whistleblower testifies before members of the Senate

Former Facebook employee Frances Haugen fielded questions and shared insight into Facebook’s daily routines at the media giant.

New cybersecurity guidance coming to Maryland localities

Local governments and small organizations are asked under a new law to go to the state of Maryland for advice in improving their cybersecurity, particularly after a handful of ransomware attacks in the past few years.

Maryland to start Apple’s electronic credentials program

Maryland is one of eight states to adopt Apple’s new digital driver’s license program. This event is the result of 2019 state legislation for electronic credentials coming to fruition.

Legislation would carve exemptions for teen ‘sexting’ in Maryland

ANNAPOLIS, Md. — Teens could be exempted from Maryland’s child pornography laws in certain cases if the General Assembly passes any one of four differing bills filed this session.

Lawmakers want to decriminalize teen “sexting,” a practice that arose with the mass adoption of smartphones and that experts say is fairly common among teenagers.

Modern 9-1-1 system will increase state and local fees

Legislation that would increase state and local 9-1-1 fees in Maryland — part of the Next Generation 9-1-1 initiative that would allow faster communication with emergency responders via text, photos and videos — passed both the House and Senate this week.

Md. bill seeks to prohibit using DNA databases to solve crime

ANNAPOLIS, Maryland — After police used a new technique to arrest a man suspected of being the Golden State Killer, a Maryland legislator proposed a law that would prohibit use of a familial DNA database for the purpose of crime-solving.…

Photos, private information to be blocked under 9-1-1 bill

In anticipation of an update to statewide 9-1-1 communication systems by 2021, gruesome imagery of crime scenes or injuries, individuals’ medical histories and identification of domestic violence or rape victims may be protected from public view under legislation in the Maryland General Assembly.

Release of iPhone X draws excitement at Apple stores nationwide — and online

Apple releases its iPhone X on Nov. 3. Some gadget fanatics lined up to get their hands on the new device.

Many Marylanders use mobile apps to find love and live to tweet about it

Mobile dating apps have become popular in today’s dating scene. Maryland Tinder users tweet about their experiences with the app.