Ten-digit dialing coming to Delaware in October

All residents of Delaware will have to let their fingers do some extra walking starting on Oct. 24 — dialing out 10-digit phone numbers throughout the state, including the 302 area code, regardless of whether it is a local call. Heidi Wayman, manager of data management for the North American Numbering Plan Administrator, said that […]

Justice Department files landmark antitrust case against Google

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department on Tuesday sued Google for antitrust violations, alleging that it abused its dominance in online search and advertising to stifle competition and harm consumers. The lawsuit marks the government’s most significant act to protect competition since its groundbreaking case against Microsoft more than 20 years ago. It could be […]

Delaware National Guard Cyberspace Squadron to assist in election

WILMINGTON — Gov. John Carney signed Executive Order No. 46 Friday, authorizing the Delaware National Guard’s 166th Cyberspace Operations Squadron to assist in 2020 election security efforts. The squadron’s cybersecurity capabilities will assist in protecting Delaware’s elections infrastructure. “Voting is our most fundamental right as Delawareans and Americans, and we will not take for granted […]

Twitter changes hacked content rules after Biden story furor

Twitter was wrong to block weblinks to an unverified political story, CEO Jack Dorsey said on Friday, as the company responded to criticism over its handling of the story that had prompted cries of censorship from the right. “Straight blocking of URLs was wrong, and we updated our policy and enforcement to fix,” he tweeted. […]

Polytech class ‘Zoom-bombed’ with racist message, districts take safeguards

WOODSIDE — A virtual Polytech group was “Zoom-bombed” last week with a racist message heard during the remote session, officials said. “The Polytech School District takes this issue seriously, and prioritizes a safe and supportive culture for all students, staff and stakeholders,” said Nick Johnson, a spokesman for the district, Wednesday in an email. The […]

US bans WeChat, TikTok from app stores citing security risk

The U.S. Commerce Department said Friday it will ban Chinese-owned TikTok and WeChat from U.S. app stores on Sunday and will saddle the apps with technical restrictions that could seriously limit their functionality in the U.S. The order, which cited national security and data privacy concerns, follows weeks of dealmaking over the video-sharing service TikTok. […]

TikTok picks Oracle over Microsoft in Trump-forced sales bid

The owner of TikTok has chosen Oracle over Microsoft as its preferred suitor to buy the popular video-sharing app, according to a source familiar with the deal who was not authorized to speak publicly about it. Microsoft announced Sunday that its bid for TikTok was rejected, removing the tech giant from the running a week […]

Governing online becoming new normal in Milford

MILFORD — When Gov. John Carney issued an emergency declaration March 13 discouraging public gatherings, City Council meetings had to become virtual. Now, when city clerk Terri Hudson puts together the agendas for those meetings, she includes a Zoom link, as well as a phone number for those who don’t have access to a computer […]

State’s top tech official stepping down

DOVER — Delaware Chief Information Officer James Collins will leave his post later this month, the state announced Tuesday. He is the fourth cabinet secretary to step down or announce plans to depart this year. Mr. Collins, who has headed the Department of Technology and Information for the past six years, will join Microsoft Consulting. […]

Study identifies Milford’s government as healthy with room for improvement

MILFORD — Before the start of last week’s Milford City Council meeting, the members gathered virtually for a public presentation on the status of the city’s government. “As part of the budget last year, we included money for a staffing analysis … (as) we brought forward to council a number of requests for additional staff,” […]