Technology

Gov. Andrew Cuomo.
The governor directed DFS to investigate reports that advertisers can block ads in a discriminatory manner.
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A woman uses her cellphone on the Brooklyn Bridge.
Some worry the city is falling behind on cutting-edge wireless infrastructure.
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Gov. Andrew Cuomo met with Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu during his solidarity and trade mission.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed an agreement for New York to enter into a $2 million partnership on tech and other economic development with Israel.
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Presidential hopeful Andrew Yang surrounded by supporters.
Yang’s “Freedom Dividend” is an attempt to curtail the economic consequences of automation.
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Drones.
The Governor heads to Israel today to show solidarity.
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The New York State Capitol in Albany.
Sen. Kevin Thomas’s New York Privacy Act and state Sen. Diane Savino’s Dependent Worker Act are among the bills stalled until next session.
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high school
The legislation would prohibit elementary and secondary schools from purchasing biometric technology until July 1, 2022.
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airbnb search
New York City’s Office of Special Enforcement is filing a suit against 13 people and entities that the city says turned housing units in 36 buildings into illegal rentals.
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DoITT’s failure to stop a preventable bug from crashing the city’s official wireless network prevented the city from remotely controlling 12,000 traffic lights.
Some see his resignation as the result of DoITT’s failure to stop a preventable bug from crashing the city’s official wireless network.
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Should New Yorkers be concerned by potential 5G health concerns?
As New York gets closer to deploying next-generation wireless networks, some are raising red flags.
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