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Port San Antonio launched an aggressive push for cyber security Wednesday. The former Kelly Airfield broke ground on "Project Tech," a large-scale office space expansion designed to accommodate and entice cyber security and other high tech firms.

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Our understanding of hurricanes is about to take a huge leap forward thanks to San Antonio-based Southwest Research Institute. The groundbreaking work is being done by satellites SwRI describes as being able to fit on your desk.

The application period for H1-B visas opened Monday.  The high-skilled worker visa application period opened with an announcement from U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services with an aggressive new posture on detecting fraud.

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Twenty cities including San Antonio regulate ride hailing companies like Uber and Lyft. No two have the same rules, but that would change under bills circulating in the Texas House and Senate. 

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UTSA physicist Kelly Nash is shooting a laser into a vessel filled with metal pellets to create a nanomaterial in a water solution.  It's a building block of what she and colleague Heather Shipley hope could dramatically reduce size, scope and environmental impact of water cleaning technology. 

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Congress passed a bill Tuesday rolling back impending FCC regulations and clearing the way for Internet Service Providers like Comcast and AT&T to continue mining and selling your data.

The difference between Google or Facebook trying to mine your data and your ISP is pretty dramatic.

"It's the difference between someone trying to follow you to work and someone putting a GPS tracker on your car," says cyber penetration specialist Ray Sims. 

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Americans know less about cyber security than about other technical issues according to a recent Pew Research Center poll.

Google Fiber released its first national Community Impact Report detailing how the company has broadened broadband access to low-income families.

The report says Google Fiber has made it possible for more than 1,900 families to access gigabit speeds free of charge and supported 115,000 hours of digital literacy training, to assist hundreds of thousands of families bridge the digital divide. One in four San Antonio households lack Internet access according to the Census Bureau.

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Less than a year after opening, national coding school "The Iron Yard" announced it will close its San Antonio office at the Pearl.

The Iron Yard opened its doors last April after months of marketing and billboards in San Antonio, and on April 7, it will close those doors for good.

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