computers http://michiganradio.org en Lansing city council approves "unenforceable" resolution on city computer use http://michiganradio.org/post/lansing-city-council-approves-unenforceable-resolution-city-computer-use <p>Last night, the Lansing city council took the unusual step of passing a resolution that the city attorney says is “unenforceable”.&nbsp;</p><p></p><p>The resolution is intended to define how city council members themselves can use their city issued lap top computers.&nbsp;&nbsp; The resolution came about in the wake of allegations that one of the city council members had misused their laptop.</p><p></p><p>A’Lynne Boles-Robinson is the council vice president.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p></p> Tue, 30 Apr 2013 03:34:31 +0000 Steve Carmody 12334 at http://michiganradio.org Lansing city council approves "unenforceable" resolution on city computer use Program seeks more women for computer fields http://michiganradio.org/post/program-seeks-more-women-computer-fields <p>HOUGHTON, Mich. (AP) - Michigan Tech University has been chosen for a program designed to get more women involved in computer-related disciplines.<br><br>Twenty universities and 14 companies were selected for the National Center for Women and Information Technology Pacesetters program, in which leaders commit to increasing the number of women in the nation's computing and technology workforce.<br><br>It's sponsored by the National Science Foundation, Google and Qualcomm.<br> Sun, 24 Feb 2013 19:10:00 +0000 The Associated Press 11393 at http://michiganradio.org Flint school officials plead for public's help to prevent vandalism http://michiganradio.org/post/flint-school-officials-plead-publics-help-prevent-vandalism <p>People stealing metal, computers&nbsp;and other equipment have done more than a million dollars&nbsp;worth of damage to Flint school buildings in the past 18 months.&nbsp;</p><p>Linda Thompson is the <a href="http://www.flintschools.org/">Flint Community Schools</a> superintendent. She says the&nbsp;problem goes well beyond kids with spray paint.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p>Thompson says in one case a school building was ransacked as part a&nbsp;sophisticated scheme.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p>&quot;These are not kids doing this,&quot;&nbsp;Thompson insists, &quot;You can look at the fact that electricity was disconnected&hellip;.we&rsquo;re talking about people who are not amateurs about doing this either.&quot;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p>Thompson is worried vandals might take advantage of the upcoming Christmas break to do more damage to Flint schools. &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p>She&rsquo;s urging people to report any&nbsp;suspicious activity around Flint schools to the police.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p>Thompson says Flint is not alone. Many urban school districts have seen a big increase in vandalism during the past few years.&nbsp; Tue, 20 Dec 2011 16:45:06 +0000 Steve Carmody 5479 at http://michiganradio.org Flint school officials plead for public's help to prevent vandalism Michigan's Broadband Divide http://michiganradio.org/post/michigans-broadband-divide <p>There&rsquo;s a bit of a disconnect for many Michiganders when it comes to logging onto&nbsp;&nbsp;the internet.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;A new survey shows 82% of Michiganders have a home computer.&nbsp;&nbsp; But access to <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Broadband">a broadband connection</a> to the internet is another matter.</p> Thu, 30 Jun 2011 18:32:56 +0000 Steve Carmody 3098 at http://michiganradio.org Michigan's Broadband Divide Myths about online threats impact computer security http://michiganradio.org/post/myths-about-online-threats-impact-computer-security <p>A <a href="http://news.msu.edu/story/9412/">new study</a> from Michigan State University found people have very different ideas about what poses a threat to their computer security.</p><p>Rick Wash is professor at Michigan State University. He says most people know about hackers. But many believe hackers are mischievous teenagers looking for attention:</p> Wed, 25 May 2011 16:46:13 +0000 Michigan Radio Newsroom 2618 at http://michiganradio.org Myths about online threats impact computer security