technology-issues

Here’s everything we know so far about Gov. Tom Wolf’s 6th budget

BY: - February 2, 2020

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, […]

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Getting rid of online comments doesn’t mean the end of dialogue. But it does mean the start of civility | Lloyd E. Sheaffer

BY: - February 2, 2020

Let us all work to exchange ideas and debate important issues with comity rather than hostility. We can — and must — do better.

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‘Right to Repair’ has hit Pa. Here’s why it could be the next, big legislative fight | Wednesday Morning Coffee

BY: - November 13, 2019

Through March, about 20 states had considered similar measures, according to published reports.

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Website privacy options aren’t much of a choice since they’re hard to find and use | Analysis

BY: - November 1, 2019

Opting out of targeted advertisements isn't easy. Simplifying and standardizing opt-outs would help improve privacy on the web.

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Increased funding for innovation is vital to economic growth | Opinion

BY: - June 18, 2019

Shortchanging innovation means shortchanging Pennsylvania's economy and our future as a commonwealth. Lawmakers can change that this budget season.

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Rare earths are crucial to modern technology What are they? 4 questions answered | Analysis

BY: - June 1, 2019

Most Americans use rare earth elements every day – without knowing it, or knowing anything about what they do. But they could play a pivotal role in America's escalating trade war with China. An expert explains.

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This is why you should tell your U.S. senator to vote to restore ‘net neutrality’ | John L. Micek

BY: - April 11, 2019

Fundamentally, the issue is one of fairness and consumer freedom.

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People don’t trust blockchain systems – is regulation a way to help? | Opinion

BY: - February 7, 2019

Blockchain technology was supposed to make trust unnecessary – but that turns out not to be true. Most people will want laws and regulations to help make blockchain-based systems trustworthy.