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OpEd: Illinois Must focus on Improving Internet Services in Minority Communities

There are far too many communities throughout the region that simply do not have access to reliable Internet services. #internet

Fourteen CPS Students Each Receive $40,000 Scholarship and Internship Offer from Amazon to Pursue Undergraduate Degree in Computer Science

Recipients were chosen based on a variety of criteria, including their academic achievement, demonstrated leadership, participation in school and community activities, work experience, future goals, and financial need.

Currency.com Targeted in Failed Cyber-Attack

Currency.com will further test and enhance its systems and processes to ensure it continues to remain robust and resistant to potential cyber-attacks. #currency.com

Governor Pritzker Proclaims April as Innovation and Technology Month in Illinois

Illinois is committed to the development of building a highly trained workforce capable of filling future IT jobs through the strengthening of K-12 curriculum and postsecondary education opportunities. #DoIT

Public Can Now Have Cellphones at Joliet’s Will County Courthouse

“The courts must adapt with the times, and this is an important way to address the needs of court users,” Chief Justice Anne M. Burke said. “It is no longer realistic to ask people to leave cell phones and other electronics at home when they visit courthouses. #WillCountyCourthouse

Gov. Pritzker Announces Illinois Initiative to Help Communities Prepare for Broadband Infrastructure Investment

"Access to high-speed, reliable internet is now one of the key pillars of equity in this country," said Lt. Governor Stratton. "We must end these disparities and increase quality broadband for households and businesses across our state to ensure that every resident can tap into more resources for education, jobs, healthcare and more." #BroadbandInternet

Why Is Ransomware on the Rise?

Attacks have become more lucrative and easier to execute thanks to corporate inaction and the growing ransomware industry.

How Big Pharma Finds Sick Users on Facebook

We found drug ads targeted at users interested in everything from bourbon to therapy.

Citing Markup Investigation, Civil Rights Group Demands Racial Equity Audit at Google

Color of Change petition calls Google’s block on advertisers searching for social justice content “unacceptable.”

Facebook Pledges to Remove Discriminatory Credit and Loan Ads Discovered by The Markup

The Markup’s Citizen Browser project found four companies targeting ads for financial products to specific age groups—a violation of Facebook policy and, potentially, civil rights laws

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