Government and politics

International tensions renew emphasis on online security

Students work to keep UF's online information safe.

Nearly 6,000 miles away, war rages on. While a sea separates the United States from the conflict between Russia and Ukraine, cyberwarfare capabilities transcend physical distance. Russian-tied hackers have demonstrated their capability to cause significant financial losses and outages to other countries’ infrastructures and organizations, like with the hacking of …

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GPD’s One Community initiative continues under new police chief

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Gainesville has been scrambling for methods to tame its rampant gun violence problem since the pandemic, but unexpected administrative changes have presented challenges to proposed preventative policies. In an October 2021 city commission meeting, former Gainesville Police Chief Tony Jones unveiled the department’s One Community initiative to combat the city’s …

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‘Slaves built the Capitol’: Advocate for abandoned Black cemeteries criticizes Florida senators

A leading advocate for abandoned Black cemeteries sharply criticized Florida lawmakers for killing a bill that would have helped identify, protect and restore burial grounds across the state. “I want to know, many of these legislators, where are they from?” asked Gloria Jefferson Anderson, who is leading the cemetery restoration …

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After emotional debate, GOP-led Florida Senate passes ‘Don’t Say Gay Bill,’ awaits DeSantis’ signature

The Florida Senate on Tuesday gave final passage to a bill that would restrict classroom instruction on sexual orientation and gender identity and the measure now heads to Gov. Ron DeSantis, who is expected to sign it.  The Parental Rights in Education bill – what critics have labeled the “Don’t …

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