technology-issues

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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 […]

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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.

W.Pa lawmaker wants to fight deepfakes in Pa. politics. But will he hit a 1st Amendment wall?

BY: - August 6, 2021

'They create a distrust in government and in our institutions that is not easily or quickly restored,' Rep. Nick Pisciottano says

More than 30 states join lawsuit accusing Google of anti-competitive practices

BY: - July 8, 2021

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

BY: - June 14, 2021

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. 

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Shhhh, they’re listening – inside the coming voice-profiling revolution | Opinion

BY: - April 29, 2021

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.

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Pa.’s Shapiro joins states suing Google over alleged search manipulation | Friday Morning Coffee

BY: - December 18, 2020

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

BY: - May 5, 2020

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

BY: - April 22, 2020

U.S. Steel, a family foundation and local donors kicked in the money to help buy Chromebooks for students in the struggling district.