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Emergency alerts draw complaints in fast-moving wildfires

AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli SANTA ROSA, Calif. (AP) — Communities in wildfire-prone Northern California have an array of emergency systems designed to alert residents of danger: text messages, phone calls, emails and tweets. But after days of raging blazes left more than two dozen dead, authorities said they will review those methods after some residents complained the warnings never got through. The fast-moving fires, strengthened by fierce winds and nearly absent humidity, began to burn through the state’s fabled wine country Sunday night. Counties used … Read the referenced story here: Emergency…

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What’s new at GitHub: dependency management, security alerts

GitHub is adding several services to its popular code-sharing site to help developers manage dependencies and improve security. GitHub dependency graph service With the dependency graph service, GitHub will use its own data to build a dependency graph that gives developers insight into both projects their code depends on and the projects that depend on their code. [ Also on InfoWorld: 19 open source GitHub projects for security pros. | Track the latest trends in open source with InfoWorld’s Open Source Report newsletter. ]The essential features in the GitHub dependency…

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Emergency alerts get scrutiny after deadly wildfires

AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli SANTA ROSA, Calif. (AP) — Communities in wildfire-prone Northern California have an array of emergency systems designed to alert residents of danger: text messages, phone calls, emails and tweets. But after days of raging blazes left at least 23 dead, authorities said those methods will be assessed. The fast-moving fires, strengthened by fierce winds and nearly absent humidity, began to burn through the state’s fabled wine country Sunday night. Counties used a variety of ways to send out warnings, but the … Read the referenced story here: Emergency…

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