Technology

Google introduced its Grow with Google Career Readiness for Reentry program in April 2021.  The program is a collaboration with non profits to offer job readiness and digital skills training for formerly incarcerated individuals.  Earlier this month, Google announced its Grow with Google for Justice-Impacted Communities, which provides a fund to assist organizations that provide […]

Last week, a photo of pay phones being removed from Time Square in New York City went viral.  One of New York City’s verified accounts  on TikTok used the caption “the last pay phone in NYC was removed today from Times Square.”  And although the post was not true, pay phones are quickly disappearing in […]

The Winston Family Foundation gifted $10 million to a University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC) research center to study the long-term effects of technology and social media use on teenager social and emotional development.  The Foundation has a lengthy history of researching addiction and the connection between increased device use and addiction. Teenagers […]

The Biden administration’s bipartisan infrastructure law, the Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP), provides a $30 monthly discount on internet bills for eligible households. On May 9th, President Biden announced that since some internet providers have plans that cost no more than $30, eligible families who qualify for the ACP benefit can receive high speed internet at […]