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The latest from news outlets and blogs around the Northwest and beyond, chosen by Crosscut editors.

Inside the Seattle Police Hackathon

What attendees learned about redacting public video at the Seattle Police Department's hackathon last week.

GEEKWIRE

North Korea suggests joint investigation with U.S. into Sony hack

"North Korea has proposed holding a joint inquiry with the US into the hacking of Sony Pictures, claiming it can prove it did not carry out the cyber-attack. The foreign ministry in Pyongyang denied responsibility for the the highest-profile corporate hack in history, and said there would be grave consequences if Washington refused to collaborate on an investigation and continued to blame it."

THE GUARDIAN (UK)

Massive water filter goes from Richland to Japan

An enormous device capable of filtering water contaminated by the Fukushima power plant was developed in Richland. 

KUOW-FM

Paul Allen works on more practical approach to artificial intelligence

The Microsoft co-founder has an early pioneer in artificial intelligence charting a new course in reasearch at his AI institute in Seattle.

NEW YORK TIMES

USA Today votes Matt Ehrlichman of Seattle-based Porch.com as Entrepreneur of the Year

Ehrlichman was one of ten finalists. The Porch.com team has gone from 30 to 300 employees this year, they work to help consumers nurture the growth of their homes. 

KING-TV

Upcoming HP computer could shrink data center to size of a refridgerator

"The company unveiled the project in June, but a new report from MIT Technology Review says the first working prototype is likely to debut in 2016."

BUSINESS INSIDER

Tech companies are driving tough, talented women out

And the reasons ought to be particularly embarrassing.

LOS ANGELES TIMES

Google does away (mostly) with reCAPTCHA's garbled sentences

In a rare move of compassion for those with less than 20/20 vision, a new checkbox on Google's reCAPTCHA comment protection service will ask you to assert, quite simply, "I'm not a robot."

GOOGLE ONLINE SECURITY BLOG

Seven Colorado communities have freed their government to offer broadband networks

There are laws limiting the government's involvment with broadband networks in nearly two dozen states. This vote in Colorado marks a defeat for traditional internet service's like Comcast.

WASHINGTON POST

Open-government darling Socrata lands $30M in new investment

John Cook writes, "Seattle startup Socrata is surging ahead after landing $30 million in fresh capital, according to an SEC filing. The filing — which lists Jai Das of Sapphire Ventures (formerly SAP Ventures) and Scott Maxwell of OpenView Venture Partners as directors — indicates that the company could raise a total of $35 million."

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