Stories tagged: "technology"

Want to Help Your Neighbors in Michigan? There’s an App for That.

Mike VanMiddlesworth of Plymouth and his team have created an app that allows Michiganders to “lend each other a hand” like never before.

Chief Justice Bridget Mary McCormack. Photo via Michigan Courts.
How the Coronavirus Revolutionized Michigan’s Courts

Michigan's Chief Justice Bridget Mary McCormack is modernizing courts with things like online dispute resolution and livestreamed trials.

A person holds up their phone during a rally in support of data privacy outside the Apple store Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2016, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)
Michigan Voters Will Decide on Data Protections in November

Should electronic data and communication be safe from unreasonable search and seizure? Get to the polls and have your say.

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Here’s What Wayne State Is Giving Their Students to Make It Through Fall Semester

New technology will help students work from home and avoid crowds on campus.

In this Feb. 11, 2020, file photo, Silkie Carlo, left, demonstrates in front of a mobile police facial recognition facility outside a shopping centre in London. A Black man who says he was unjustly arrested because facial recognition technology mistakenly identified him as a suspected shoplifter is calling for a public apology from Detroit police. And for the department to abandon its use of the controversial technology. (AP Photo/Kelvin Chan, File)
Facial Recognition Got a Detroit Man Falsely Arrested. Now He Wants the Cops to Abandon It.

Robert Williams’ “shocking” arrest in front of his wife and young daughters came after software flagged his photo as a likely match to a shoplifting suspect. Now he’s calling for a public apology — and an end to the controversial practice.

The State of Michigan's new online map of free Wi-Fi hotspots (Image via Connected Nation Michigan)
The State of Michigan Just Launched a Free Wi-Fi Hotspot Map. But How Do We Actually Get Internet to People?

Closing Michigan’s internet gap will require more than mapping free hotspots, says one expert — it will require a huge paradigm shift.

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Should Electronic Data Be Safe From Unreasonable Search and Seizure? Michigan May Put It to a Vote.

A measure that would grant electronic data and communications the same protections as homes and personal possessions under the state constitution is moving to the House — and from there, potentially to Michiganders’ ballots.