Rocco Maglio

Twitter Suspends Governor's Press Secretary's Account over her reaction to misleading story

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Associated Press (AP) reporter Brendan Farrington wrote a story "DeSantis top donor invests in COVID drug governor promotes." The story implies that Florida Governor Ron DeSantis was promoting the Regeneron COVID-19 treatment to enrich a political supporter. The story, which lacked context, made news for all the wrong reasons.

County seeks solutions to permitting backlog

by Rocco Maglio

As a result of the COVID-19 lockdown many people have spent more time at home over the past year. The additional time spent at home appears to have resulted in an increase of home renovation projects, which has in turn led to a large permitting backlog as more permits are requested.

In Hernando County, the current wait time for a permit is several weeks at minimum, although it may be possible to speed up the process in emergency cases. If you are planning on building, submit your permit as soon as possible, because it can take a while to be approved.

Google versus Oracle: Supreme Court Decides copying APIs is Fair Use

Earlier this month, the Supreme Court voted 6-2 that copying application programming interfaces (APIs) is fair use. APIs are the names of the methods and what types of information they are passed. In 2010, Oracle had sued Google for copying the APIs for the Java Programming language when they created the Android Programming Language.