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Elected and other officials gathered in Birmingham, Ala., to announce a new U.S. Department of Transportation pilot program aimed at addressing past infrastructure projects that have harmed and divided communities.
The recent American Library Association Annual Conference in Washington, D.C., saw a gathering of librarians and the companies that sell them tech products for their work, some of which provide a glimpse of the future.
According to the U.S. Department of Justice, Meta, the parent company of Facebook, has discriminated against users by restricting who can view housing ads based on certain demographics. Now, the company is in the process of fixing it.
A "virtual wall" could include motion sensors, infrared cameras, mobile towers and aerial drones, which is the type of surveillance technology already being used by the Border Patrol and other law enforcement.
Local business and political leaders are urging Congress to finally pass the $52 billion CHIPS Act, which would provide the computer chip industry billions of dollars to build new factories across the United States.
Legislators, advocacy groups and industry experts have spoken at length about the draft national data privacy legislation, raising questions about its chances of success and what it could mean for states' privacy rules.
Plus, Ohio announces a cohort of counties for its BroadbandOhio Community Accelerator program; the White House prepares to welcome the 2022 U.S. Digital Corps; seven new communities join U.S. Ignite; and more.
Newly released data related to when cars with autonomous technology and advanced driver assistance systems are in car crashes has elected officials calling for more oversight to ensure improved highway safety.
After a $5 million grant from the Department of Commerce, the Yurok Tribe plans on getting a customized fixed-wing aircraft that will provide mapping and data collection for their lands to aid in habitat restoration.
As the U.S. begins the process of building out a national network of electric vehicle chargers, federal transportation and energy officials stress they must be accessible, user-friendly and interoperable.