More than 30 states join lawsuit accusing Google of anti-competitive practices
Iowa is among 36 states suing Google over allegations the tech firm is operating a monopoly with its app store and Google Billing. In the Midwest, Minnesota, Missouri, Minnesota and South Dakota also are involved with the lawsuit, Utah v. Google. The states claim Google paid off competitors and used contracts to create a monopoly for its app store […]
How common is identity theft in Pa.? Here’s a look at the data | The Numbers Racket
Some of the most stolen data includes social security numbers, bank account information, personal information such as birth date and home address and other identifying data.
Shhhh, they’re listening – inside the coming voice-profiling revolution | Opinion
Marketers will soon be able to use AI-assisted vocal analysis to gain insights into shoppers' inclinations – without people knowing what they're revealing or how that information is being interpreted.
Pa.’s Shapiro joins states suing Google over alleged search manipulation | Friday Morning Coffee
The action by nearly 40 states is the third anti-trust salvo fired at the Web giant.
This Philadelphia church dared to imagine a digital workaround to pews emptied by pandemic
Dare to Imagine Church, Inc. at 6610 Anderson St. had no troubles going digital during the pandemic because it was already digital.
COVID-19 in W.Pa.: Community rallies to raise $95K to buy tech for Clairton students
U.S. Steel, a family foundation and local donors kicked in the money to help buy Chromebooks for students in the struggling district.
Pandemic highlights gaps in internet access, as Congress looks for solutions
Pennsylvania fell just outside the top 10 states, when it comes to internet coverage, speed and price, according to a report by BroadbandNow Research.
Craigslist at 25: A reminder that a more democratic version of the web can still thrive | Opinion.
By Jessa Lingel Fake news. Online surveillance. Phishing scams. Biased algorithms. It’s easy to be cynical about the internet, and harder to remember a time when being online felt less commercial and more democratic. But there was a period when websites didn’t rely on user data for profit margins, when people still viewed the internet […]
AI algorithms intended to root out welfare fraud often end up punishing the poor instead | Analysis
States are increasingly turning to machine learning and algorithms to detect fraud in social programs, despite little evidence of actual fraud.
Here’s everything we know so far about Gov. Tom Wolf’s 6th budget
After a month of hints, Gov. Tom Wolf will finally lay out his 2020 budget on Tuesday in front of a joint session of the Pennsylvania General Assembly in the middle of a busy news week. This year, it’s the same day as the State of the Union address, the day after the Iowa Caucus, […]
Getting rid of online comments doesn’t mean the end of dialogue. But it does mean the start of civility | Lloyd E. Sheaffer
Let us all work to exchange ideas and debate important issues with comity rather than hostility. We can — and must — do better.
‘Right to Repair’ has hit Pa. Here’s why it could be the next, big legislative fight | Wednesday Morning Coffee
Through March, about 20 states had considered similar measures, according to published reports.