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Do you know who’s tracking your online activities and storing your data? You could soon in Colorado — maybe.

The proposed Colorado Privacy Act, which borrows from California and Virginia’s laws, gives consumers the right to tell companies not to track their personal data and delete existing information. But that doesn’t necessarily mean companies will.

Technology

What’s Working: How ID.me navigates face masks and social engineering to battle Colorado unemployment fraud

Plus: The state Department of Labor and Employment is cracking down on unemployed workers who don’t show up for job interviews or respond to job offers.

Technology

Amazon’s first electric vans started delivering packages in the Denver area this week

The metro area is one of 16 cities planned for new Rivian delivery vans. But the EVs will stay close to distribution centers because of their limited 150-mile range.

Environment

What’s Working: Why there are at least 2,314 new technology jobs in Colorado

Plus, the latest on federal aid for restaurants and entertainment venues, fraud updates, and overpayment issues for the unemployed.

Economy

Students designed a net-zero solar home in one of Colorado’s coldest mountain towns that could help a housing crisis

The challenge started on a lark during the Solar Decathlon hosted in Denver in 2017. University of Colorado students persisted with novice crew -- and through COVID-19 -- to build a sustainable option to the lack of affordable housing in resort communities.

Energy

Colorado AG leads push to use federal internet discounts to help students get online at home — not just at school

The E-rate effort comes nearly five years after the Boulder Valley School District first petitioned the Federal Communications Commission for the exact same thing to close the homework gap

Technology

Combatting alarm fatigue at Colorado hospitals saves lives of UCHealth sepsis patients

All those lights blinking and beeping and flashing numb doctors and disturb patients, so the vast hospital system found ways to cut 180,000 alarms and slash mortality rates.

Health

When is clean hydrogen fuel coming for Colorado cars, and who needs to get ready?

Hydrogen pumping stations are all over California and could be in the Denver metro area by the end of this year. Will state lawmakers and industry do the work and provide the incentives to boost zero emissions?

Transportation
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University of Colorado investigates cyberattack on system

The attack on software provided by a vendor, Accellion, likely exposed employee, student, health and research records, according to university officials.

Education

Smaller Colorado providers are boosting students’ broadband speeds — and helping parents block TikTok

Jade Communications in Alamosa has been helping customers deal with pandemic-related problems — even as bigger ISPs hang back

Technology

The Colorado Sun has a new look

The backstory about The Colorado Sun’s makeover from our Chief Technology Officer

Technology

Colorado reopens its unemployment system after long-awaited computer upgrade. Nearly 30,000 request payments.

The new system, however, is still not ready to handle the new 11 weeks of extended federal jobless payments for gig workers and those who’ve exhausted state benefits

Economy

Denver-based Dominion Voting Systems sues Trump lawyer Sidney Powell for at least $1.3 billion

Powell has for weeks claimed without evidence that the Denver-based election technology vendor was part of a scheme to steal the election from President Donald Trump.

Politics and Government

Colorado spearheads 35-state lawsuit accusing Google of operating a search-engine monopoly

Attorney General Phil Weiser is employing his experience in antitrust cases. This is the second major lawsuit announced this month that Weiser is helping lead against a tech company.

Crime and Courts

Can companies like SpaceX finally bring broadband to thousands of rural Coloradans?

Unserved rural homes and businesses may finally get broadband thanks to $250 million in federal spending. But after looking at the maps, some have their doubts the money will reach its goal

Technology

Smartphone and registration?: Colorado state troopers will now ask for your digital driver’s license

But you still need to carry your plastic version as proof since local police and law enforcement haven’t adopted the technology.

Technology

Colorado unemployment benefits site back online after outage due to expired domain

The coworkforce.com page that unemployed workers request benefits expired on Nov. 28

Technology

Subsidized broadband program speeds up, but Colorado customers must upgrade to keep discount

The federal Lifeline program provides $9.25 to low-income consumers for wireless or broadband service. But the FCC’s upgrade on Dec. 1 may leave some CenturyLink or mobile customers behind -- and with higher bills.

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Coronavirus killed a lot of Colorado jobs, but it also created a host of new ones in technology

Zoom, the videoconferencing service that became a verb and has an office in Denver, increased its global workforce 42%, while other tech companies grew despite the pandemic.

Technology

Spurred by the threat of wildfires, an Estes Park broadband project moved at the speed of light

More than a dozen agencies, organizations and even competitors came together one weekend to make sure the internet would not go out as the Cameron Peak fire inched closer

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