Technology & Entrepreneurship

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Ryan Poppe / TPR News

The Texas Senate held its first select committee Wednesday to review processes and give lawmakers a crash course in cybersecurity.

The committee was mandated by House Bill 8 that passed earlier this year.

Texas is no stranger to cybersecurity problems. In 2011, the state comptroller's office left more than three million social security numbers exposed on the web for a year. The error would reportedly cost the state $1.8 million.

While investigating a spate of evening car break-ins in a neighborhood on the west side of Bexar County,  investigators from the Sheriff’s Office thought residents might have photos or surveillance camera footage that could help, but didn't have a quick way to request that information.

"So we went old school," Bexar County Sheriff Javier Salazar said. "We literally sent my deputies from community policing door to door."

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As we head into the busiest weekend of the year for retailers, analysts expect a 3  to 4 percent bump in spending. But how people will spend this holiday season is up for debate.

Paul Flahive | Texas Public Radio

Senator John Cornyn, R-Texas, held a congressional hearing Monday morning on the North American Free Trade Agreement within yards of where the historic deal was signed by the presidents of Mexico, Canada, and the U.S. in 1992.

Atari Founder Energizes Tech Bloc Crowd

Nov 18, 2017
Scott Ball

Tech Bloc, San Antonio's technology advocacy organization. San Antonio-based tech company Rackspace played host to Tech Bloc's big annual rally Thursday, November 9.

"This has been labeled the night of the nerds, and as a fellow nerd I have to say ‘amen’ to that!” said Rackspace CEO Joe Eazor introducing the night.