A new bill introduced by Iowa Sen. Zach Nunn, R-Altoona, would require the “removal of internet content upon request” under the title “The Right to Be Forgotten” Act, a phrase associated with the “right to erasure” that gives European Union citizens the power to demand certain data about them be deleted from company servers.  The […]

 A popular data set used by thousands of students to build an open-source self driving car contains hundreds of instances of critical errors and omissions, wrote Roboflow cofounder Brad Dwyer in a company blog. “We did a hand-check of the 15,000 images in the widely used Udacity Dataset 2 and found problems with 4,986 (33%) […]

DMARC Food Pantry usage tracked within a 1-mile radius of Business Publications Corp. on Fourth Street, parent company of the Des Moines Business Record and dsm Magazine. DMARC serves 1,681 unique individuals who report addresses in proximity of BPC. The blue dots across the map mark individual households that relied on DMARC Food Pantry services […]

Hy-Vee Inc. is investigating unauthorized activity that may have affected payment transactions at fuel pumps, drive-thru coffee shops, and restaurants, including Market Grilles, Market Grille Expresses and Wahlburgers, the company announced this afternoon. The company, which operates more than 260 stores across eight states, says it has contracted with unnamed cybersecurity firms and notified federal law […]

The state of Iowa has launched the Socrata Connected Government Cloud (SCGC), announced Tyler Technologies, Inc., based in Plano, Texas. SCGC allows policymakers to leverage data for solutions in social and political issues, including crime and public health. Iowa’s adoption was prompted by requirements of the state’s Accountable Government and Taxpayer Transparency Acts, which set […]

Meredith Corporation and Hearst Magazines announced intent to adopt the IAB Tech Lab’s new proposed data labeling standard and compliance program developed for advertisers’ use, scheduled for release later this year. The new standard is being developed by the IAB Tech Lab’s Data Transparency Standards Working Group, a collection of more than 100 organizations that […]

The Neiman Marcus Group has agreed to pay $1.5 million and implement several policies following the 2013 breach of customer payment card data at 77 Neiman Marcus stores, Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller announced Tuesday. About 370,000 cards were affected in the months-long hack by an unknown party, which Neiman Marcus publicly disclosed in January […]

Meg Anderson, vice president and chief information officer at Principal Financial Group, speaks at TAI’s Catalysts Live event on Dec. 4. Photo provided by TAI Des Moines met the stories of ten women shaping their industries on Tuesday. At the Technology Association of Iowa’s reception of the Catalysts project’s first year, attendees gathered in the […]

A data breach could have compromised the payment information of 4,600 motorists who paid city-issued parking tickets in Ames — using a software application also implicated in at least 18 municipal breaches nationally since early 2017. Affected motorists who paid Ames parking tickets using the Click2Gov application from Aug. 10 to Nov. 19 may have […]