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Five Nigerian nationals living all across Texas were indicted for using false documents to open bank accounts and laundering millions gained through cyber crimes.

Four men were arrested Thursday and another is being sought for the scheme that dates back to Nov. 2016. Two additional men pleaded guilty in recent months for the crimes.

Across the country, one in four cities reported being attacked by cybercriminals every hour.  That’s according to a 2016 survey, but attacks against cities have since risen. 

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The Royal Australian Navy will be able to rescue sailors in disabled submarines 2,000 feet underwater thanks to a San Antonio-based research organization.

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Plus One Robotics, a San Antonio startup at the forefront of robotic vision and machine learning, is growing. Its software is paired with vision sensors and teaches robotic industrial arms to see. Using soft grips, they can pack and sort boxes.

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Rackspace CEO Joe Eazor has been replaced less than two years after taking the reigns at the San Antonio technology company. Kevin Jones — formerly the chief executive at Dallas-based MV Transportation — began at the company Wednesday.

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Cyber criminals stole $7.45 billion over the last five years — that’s around the same amount as the entire state budget of Iowa. Complaints to the FBI increase each year, and Texas businesses and residents continue to be one of the most frequent victims.

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More Texans than the population of San Antonio lack broadband internet access, according to the Federal Communications Commission. Fifteen million Texans don't use broadband speeds, according to a new Microsoft study. Two bills aimed at closing the digital divide in rural communities could be voted on as early as this week.

San Antonians have taken 1.85 million rides on the city’s more than 14,000 scooters since the pilot program began six months ago. They’ve called 911 for scooter injuries more than 130 times in nearly the same time period.

The above map is based on data from the San Antonio Fire Department. They began collecting data on Sept. 25, 2018. It is current to June 10, 2019. They began tracking time of incident in the dataset in mid December.

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While it's hard to imagine kids today won't get to experience the joys of a video store, it isn't hard to understand why: the annoyance of every copy of the hit movie you came to rent being gone, the lack of quality alternatives, followed by the some-percent chance you will have to go back because the DVD was scratched.

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