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‘Internet of Things’ introduces possibilities, perils, attorney warns (access required)

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The Internet of Things (IoT) — the trend toward embedding computer-enabled sensors into other products — offers a massive potential for data and analysis, but it introduces massive vulnerabilities as well that businesses must prepare for. “Putting a computer into everything turns ...

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Allred, Otter join to promote civil discourse program

Former political rivals Keith Allred and C.L. “Butch” Otter will join forces on Friday to discuss a new program aimed at finding positive common ground across partisan lines. Allred is the executive director of the National Institute for Civil Discourse ...

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Zillow launches AI-powered 3D home tours app

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Zillow has launched a new app that captures 360-degree panoramic photos of a home and creates a 3D tour. Zillow 3D Home is available for free for iOS devices. “Making 3D home tours available for sellers and agents to capture and ...

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Planning board nixes apartment rezone request (access required)

The Boise Planning and Zoning Commission rejected a developer’s request to tear down a 1937 Art Deco-style apartment building west of downtown and replace it with condominiums and offices. The project, planned for 1620 W. Bannock St., involved rezoning the ...

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Idaho’s tax revenues come in higher than expected in April

Idaho’s tax revenue collections came in higher than expected in April, but the state is still falling short of the forecast for the fiscal year. The Legislative Services Budget and Policy office says general fund revenue collections came in about ...

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Southeast Idaho crisis center already changing lives

POCATELLO, Idaho (AP) — Desperate for help when a mental health emergency led her to intentionally cut herself, Norma Lueras turned to a new community resource. The Idaho State Journal reports the 57-year-old Pocatello woman checked herself into the South ...

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Some employers left short-staffed after visa program changes

IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (AP) — Some eastern Idaho businesses are struggling to find seasonal workers under new, stricter visa rules for non-agricultural workers. “It’s been very difficult to deal with,” Mandi Wilkinson, a controller for MD Nursery and Landscaping, told ...

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Local governments learn about cybersecurity protection (access required)

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More than 350 people, ranging from the governor to students, recently attended a free cybersecurity training that emphasized the shared efforts of the public and private sectors. The Fifth Annual Idaho Cybersecurity Interdependencies Summit, held on April 29, was sponsored ...

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