Technology

Debates on how to classify ride share drivers are in full swing.
The debate over whether Uber drivers and delivery cyclists should be classified as independent contractors is in full swing.
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How will technology impact voting in New York?
New York doesn’t use an app, but its voting technology has had its own problems in the past.
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Jeff Thamkittikasem
First Read Tech talks to the director of the New York City Mayor’s Office of Operations, and acting Algorithms Management and Policy Officer for the city.
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Broadband cables.
New York is now eligible for $16 billion in broadband funding.
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Revel scooter.
First Read Tech talks to Frank Reig, the CEO of Revel.
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A City Council task force wants to help save taxi medallion owners who are underwater.
A City Council task force is recommending an app to save taxi medallion owners.
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Efforts are in the works to ban the use of facial recognition by law enforcement.
State Sen. Brad Hoylman introduces a bill to stop law enforcement agencies from using facial recognition.
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Phil Goldfeder
First Read Tech talks with former member of the New York state Assembly Phil Goldfeder.
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The New York City Council passed a bill banning cashless stores.
The New York City Council passed a legislation Thursday to ban cashless stores.
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Governor Cuomo presented his fiscal year 2021 budget on Tuesday.
Net neutrality and an investment in Syracuse tech sector also mentioned in the governor’s 2021 budget address.
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