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IN THE NEWS: UNION SUES FEDS OVER HACK, SAYS AGENCY HAD AMPLE WARNING
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The largest federal employee union has filed a class action lawsuit against the federal personnel office and its leaders for failing to safeguard personal files from computer hackers.
The suit argues that negligence by federal officials contributed to the cybertheft of private information on up to 18 million current and former employees or contractors.
The suit by the American Federation of Government Employees names the Office of Personnel Management, its director, Katherine Archuleta, and its chief information officer, Donna Seymour.
The lawsuit alleges that although OPM had been warned for years that its data security was suspect, it failed to take appropriate steps to safeguard employee information. The suit says the credit monitoring services OPM has provided to affected employees have been inadequate.
OPM did not have an immediate comment.
IN THE NEWS: HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT FIXES POLICE ROBOT
DUNCANVILLE, Texas (AP) -- A police department in Texas had a tech problem, so they called a high school student.
The Duncanville, Texas Police Department's service robot was starting to look like a $10,000 paperweight.
When the donation from a military surplus program failed to function, Lt. Gene Kropff was ready to ship it off to the FBI for help. But a solution was a lot closer to home.
The Dallas Morning News reports Kropff sent the robot to the Duncanville High School engineering department, where it caught the attention of Adrian Mayberry, who decided to fix it himself
Two and a half months and an estimated 100 hours of after-school work later, Adrian had the robot completely functioning.
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