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Blind Users Struggle with State Coronavirus Websites

A Markup survey finds that many state webpages have serious accessibility issues

Tue, 21 Apr 2020 10:00:00 +0000

Want to Find a Misinformed Public? Facebook’s Already Done It

While vowing to police COVID-19 misinformation on its platform, Facebook let advertisers target users interested in “pseudoscience”

Thu, 23 Apr 2020 08:00:00 +0000

Why Am I Paying $60 for That Bag of Rice on Amazon.com?

Dynamic pricing algorithms on Amazon aren’t just about supply and demand

Tue, 28 Apr 2020 10:00:00 +0000

States Are Suspending Public Records Access Due to COVID-19

There is little precedent for such action, even in an emergency

Fri, 01 May 2020 10:00:00 +0000

Texas Drivers Sue Allstate over Secret “Suckers List”

A joint investigation by The Markup and Consumer Reports was cited in a lawsuit over discriminatory car insurance rates

Tue, 05 May 2020 13:00:00 +0000

How Unemployment Systems Are Failing Workers Around the Nation

Long wait times, passwords sent by mail, and shutdowns thwart applicants

Thu, 07 May 2020 10:00:00 +0000

Why Is It So Hard for Gig Workers to Get Unemployment Benefits?

Their status as “employees” remains unsettled, leading to confusion between state and federal benefits

Tue, 12 May 2020 10:00:00 +0000

Is the U.S. Government’s Lifeline Service Really a Lifeline?

Poorly marketed and under-resourced, it’s not always serving the poor

Thu, 14 May 2020 10:00:00 +0000

Why Can’t More Families Use SNAP Benefits for Online Orders?

Technology hurdles for states and smaller retailers mean that some recipients can't shelter in place

Tue, 19 May 2020 10:00:00 +0000

How Accurate Is Your Commercial Fitness Tracker?

If you have darker skin, shuffle when you walk, or regularly push a stroller, it can throw off the data

Thu, 21 May 2020 10:00:00 +0000

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