New Jersey Governor Considers 5-Year Extension of Internet Gambling

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TRENTON, NJ (AP) A bill a expand Internet gambling in New Jersey it is in the hands of Governor Phil Murphy for another five years, following its approval on Friday by the state legislature. The measure passed the state Assembly and Senate with minimal opposition from lawmakers, and is now moving to action by the … Read more

Internet gambling would be allowed for another 5 years under the latest change in New Jersey

Hard Rock casino, left, Showboat hotel, center, and Ocean casino, right, are shown June 15, 2023 in Atlantic City, NJ New Jersey lawmakers on Tuesday, June 27, 2023, approached to extend New Jersey's Internet gambling law for another 10 years.  (AP Photo/Wayne Parry)

ATLANTIC CITY, NJ (AP) Internet gambling in New Jersey would be permitted for at least another five years under state lawmakers’ latest proposal. On Wednesday night, lawmakers dropped a move they made the day before to slash the extent of online casino gambling in the state. An original bill re-authorizing online betting would have given … Read more

High-speed internet is a necessity, President Biden says, pledging all US will have access by 2030

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WASHINGTON (AP) President Joe Biden on Monday said high-speed internet was no longer a luxury but an absolute necessity, as he promised every household in the nation will have access by 2030 using U.S.-made cable These investments will help all Americans, he said. We will leave no one behind. Biden announced that more than $40 … Read more

Amazon is investing another $7.8 billion in Ohio-based cloud computing operations, state leaders say

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) Amazon’s lucrative cloud business will invest about $7.8 billion by the end of 2029 to expand its data center operations in central Ohio, state leaders announced Monday, further boosting the efforts of the been to establish itself as the Midwest Technology Center. The new investments in Amazon Web Services, or AWS, were … Read more

$930 Million in Grants Announced in Biden’s Effort to Expand Internet Access to Every Home in the U.S.

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The massive federal effort to expand Internet access Every home in the United States took a major step forward Friday with the announcement of $930 million in grants to support connections in remote parts of Alaska, rural Texas and dozens of other places where significant gaps in connectivity persist. The so-called average mile grants, announced … Read more

How section 230 helped shape discourse on the internet

FILE - A sign at Twitter's headquarters is shown in San Francisco on Nov. 18, 2022. Thousands registered complaints about problems logging into Twitter on Saturday, July 1, 2023, after owner Elon Musk restricted most users to view the restrictions of 600 tweets per day he described as an attempt to prevent unauthorized scraping of potentially valuable data from the site.  (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, archive)

Twenty-six hidden words in a 1996 telecommunications overhaul law allowed companies like Facebook, Twitter and Google to become the giants they are today. A case the US Supreme Court heard on Tuesday, Gonz├ílez vs. Googlechallenges this law, namely whether the technology companies are responsible for the material posted on their platforms. Judges will decide whether … Read more