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Facial Recognition Software Prompts Privacy, Racism Concerns in Cities and States Technology
Facial Recognition Software Prompts Privacy, Racism Concerns in Cities and States

WASHINGTON — Fabian Rogers was none too pleased when the landlord of his rent-stabilized Brooklyn high-rise announced plans to swap out key fobs for a facial recognition system. He had so many questions: What happened if he didn’t comply? Would... Read More

States Battle Big Tech Over Data Privacy Laws Technology
States Battle Big Tech Over Data Privacy Laws

WASHINGTON — Discomfort over the collection and sale of personal data led to a flurry of consumer data privacy bills in 2019, as state legislatures vied to follow California’s lead in giving users more control of personal information. But the... Read More

Select Committee Unanimously Endorses Proposals to Improve Life on Capitol Hill Technology
Select Committee Unanimously Endorses Proposals to Improve Life on Capitol Hill
2019-08-02 19:52:50
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - Before leaving Washington to work in their home districts, members of the House Select Committee on the Modernization of Congress unanimously endorsed a second round of bipartisan proposals to improve life on Capitol Hill. “This committee is committed... Read More

Industrial Emissions Targeted in New Bipartisan, Bicameral Legislation Climate
Industrial Emissions Targeted in New Bipartisan, Bicameral Legislation
2019-07-30 21:58:09
by Sean Trambley

Last week, a bipartisan, bicameral coalition led by freshman Representative Sean Casten D-Ill., introduced legislation aimed at encouraging innovation that will reduce greenhouse gas emissions from industrial sources. Casten and his counterparts in the Senate, Senators Sheldon Whitehouse, D-R.I., and... Read More

A Tech-Driven Approach to End Hunger and Food Waste Opinions
A Tech-Driven Approach to End Hunger and Food Waste
2019-07-30 18:49:27
by Leah Lizarondo

Nearly each day reports chronicle the catastrophic ramifications of climate change, as well as the effects of poverty and hunger on growing children. The National Institutes of Health just released a study explaining that eating an unprocessed diet triggers an... Read More

Equifax Agrees to $700 Million Settlement After Huge Hacking Incident Hit Consumers Business
Equifax Agrees to $700 Million Settlement After Huge Hacking Incident Hit Consumers
2019-07-23 14:00:13
by Tom Ramstack

WASHINGTON - Credit reporting giant Equifax Inc. signed a settlement Monday in which it agreed to pay as much as $700 million to resolve government and consumer complaints resulting from a data breach that exposed the personal financial information of... Read More

Foundation Commits $50 Million to Study How Social Media, Tech Impacts Democracy Media
Foundation Commits $50 Million to Study How Social Media, Tech Impacts Democracy
2019-07-22 20:34:39
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation announced Monday it is committing $50 million for research to better understand how social media and technology are impacting democracy. The nonprofit foundation, which focuses on journalism and fostering "informed... Read More

Philadelphia Police Department to Fire 13 Officers Over Offensive Facebook Posts State News
Philadelphia Police Department to Fire 13 Officers Over Offensive Facebook Posts

PHILADELPHIA — Philadelphia Police Commissioner Richard Ross announced Thursday that 13 officers would be fired for making racist or offensive Facebook posts, an unprecedented wave of terminations resulting from a scandal that has attracted national attention. Speaking alongside Mayor Jim... Read More

FEC Rules Campaigns Can Get Discounts on Cybersecurity Cybersecurity
FEC Rules Campaigns Can Get Discounts on Cybersecurity
2019-07-12 19:35:59
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - The Federal Election Commission ruled Thursday that federal candidates and political committees can accept low-cost cybersecurity services from a Silicon Valley security company so long as the firm continues to offer the same rates to its non-political clients.... Read More

Trump Can't Block Critics From Twitter Account, Appeals Court Says Law
Trump Can't Block Critics From Twitter Account, Appeals Court Says
2019-07-09 17:48:20
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON -  President Donald Trump has been violating the Constitution by blocking his critics' posts from his Twitter account, a federal appeals court ruled Tuesday. Earlier this year during oral arguments, Justice Department attorney Jennifer Utrecht argued Trump's Twitter account... Read More

Federal Employees’ Lawsuit Reinstated for Data Breach of Personal Information Litigation
Federal Employees’ Lawsuit Reinstated for Data Breach of Personal Information
2019-06-25 20:49:07
by Tom Ramstack

WASHINGTON - Federal employees will get their day in court after the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled last week that their lawsuit over an Office of Personnel Management data breach can be reinstated. A trial court dismissed the lawsuit... Read More

News Media Alliance Seeks Anti-Trust Exemption to Battle Tech Giants Media
News Media Alliance Seeks Anti-Trust Exemption to Battle Tech Giants
2019-06-14 14:49:37
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - A House panel began its inquiry into the largely unchecked power of the nation's largest technology and social media firms Tuesday by focusing on the role the companies have played in reducing the news media to a mere... Read More

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