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A man reads the newspaper by flashlight during the Northeast Blackout in August 2003. AP Photo/Joe Kohen

Keeping the electricity grid running – 4 essential reads

Fifteen years after the Northeast Blackout of 2003 cut power to 50 million people in the US and Canada, experts explain that many threats to the electricity grid remain.
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4 ways ‘internet of things’ toys endanger children

As Amazon introduces a new smart-home device aimed at children, it's important to know many internet-connected toys are not secure, putting kids' security and privacy at risk.
Cities and towns are becoming more technologically sophisticated – but remain vulnerable to attack. It Never Ends/Pixabay

Local governments’ cybersecurity crisis in 8 charts

Local governments don't pay much attention to cybersecurity, leaving them vulnerable to hijacking as happened to Atlanta and Baltimore.
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Defending hospitals against life-threatening cyberattacks

In a complex environment with massive numbers of internet-connected devices, the key barrier to better cybersecurity isn't funding: It's ensuring staff at all levels take action against the threat.
Sweden is studying the possibility of an “e-krona”, an electronic form of the country’s currency. Shutterstock

Central-bank digital currencies: toward a cashless society?

With countries such as China and Sweden are studying plans to create a new form of money – a central-bank digital currency. CBDCs risk revolutionizing both the way money is created and distributed.

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