Technology & Entrepreneurship

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Jupiter continues to reveal new and unexpected attributes to the Juno space probe. The mission led by NASA and San Antonio-based Southwest Research Institute is the subject of a special issue of the journal Nature.

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security and the FBI released a detailed warning Thursday about cyber intrusions in businesses and critical infrastructure providers, like power companies. The alert shows an elaborate web of attempts by Russia to penetrate and map vulnerabilities for two years.

Last Tuesday, the Internal Revenue Service said people were being being bilked out of money by criminals pretending to be from the tax collection agency. Two days later, I received a phone call that my provider said was probably spam. They left a message saying they were from the IRS and I was in big trouble.

Paul Flahive | Texas Public Radio

On a rainy day in February, the Boca Chica area is fogged in. Terry Heaton stands on a raised porch in his backyard. He squints into the light rain.  

Ryan Loyd / TPR News

San Antonio’s Smart City program, also called SmartSA, uses emerging technology and data “to improve people’s lives,” according to the city’s website.

Since the beginning in October 2016, the program, run by the city’s Office of Innovation and its Internet Technology Services department, had no regular policy guidance from City Council. That changed Tuesday afternoon with the city unveiling its newest committee focused on innovation and technology.