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In its haste to ban TikTok, Congress is embarrassing itself — again | Heather MacDonald

BY: - March 28, 2023

Congress' efforts to protect teenagers read like efforts by people who have never met an actual teenager.

These are 2023’s most and least innovative states. How did Pa. do? | Monday Morning Coffee

BY: - March 27, 2023

Gov. Josh Shapiro wants to make Pa. more competitive. Here’s how far he has to go to close the gap.

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U.S. Senate panel pledges to work across the aisle to protect kids online

BY: - February 15, 2023

'Like we do in the real world, we need to protect our kids in the virtual world,' U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill, said.

States scramble to replace ripped-off SNAP benefits

BY: - February 14, 2023

Food stamp cards don’t have the technological or consumer protections of credit and debit cards.


Free Speech for Me, Not for Thee: Elon Musk’s Twitter folly | Fletcher McClellan

BY: - December 6, 2022

If Musk thinks free speech means only supporting right-wing populists, he'll learn some costly political lessons.

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State attorneys general are uniting against robocalls

BY: - August 18, 2022

A new task force is focusing on robocalls that originate overseas.

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Federal lawmakers aim to crack down on ‘dark patterns’ that trick users online

BY: - June 29, 2022

The legislation would place limits on how internet firms with over 100M monthly users could ask for information


Automatic or the people? | Opinion

BY: - April 25, 2022

Automation is already here: What is our responsibility to the people and communities left behind?

Top Biden officials say Pa. will benefit from approval of bill boosting semiconductor industry

BY: - April 12, 2022

"We can’t wait. Other countries aren’t waiting," U.S. Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo said during a press call on Tuesday.

New area code coming to Lehigh Valley, suburban Philadelphia

BY: - December 7, 2021

Make room 610 and 484. A new area code is in the works for the Lehigh Valley and suburban Philadelphia counties. Area code 835 is expected to make its debut in 2023, according to the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission. The impacted areas include Lehigh, Northampton, Berks, Delaware and Chester counties, along with a portion of […]


Infrastructure Law: Why high-speed broadband is essential as water & electricity | Opinion

BY: - November 18, 2021

By correcting course, the new law is an important step toward affordable internet for all.

Autonomous vehicle start-up Aurora names PGH as site of its corporate HQ

BY: - September 9, 2021

The majority of its 1,600 employees will work in Aurora’s facility in Pittsburgh’s Strip District, the company said.