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#vermont
www.npr.org
1 month ago
US news

Vermont becomes 1st state to require oil companies to pay for climate change damages

Vermont enacts a law where fossil fuel companies must pay for climate damages, even as the Governor voices concern about the costs. [ more ]
Future of Privacy Forum
1 month ago
Privacy professionals

Peak Privacy: Vermont's Summit on Data Privacy - Future of Privacy Forum

Vermont has passed a comprehensive privacy law with the potential to be the most far-reaching in the U.S. [ more ]
www.npr.org
1 month ago
US news

Vermont becomes 1st state to require oil companies to pay for climate change damages

Vermont enacts a law where fossil fuel companies must pay for climate damages, even as the Governor voices concern about the costs. [ more ]
Future of Privacy Forum
1 month ago
Privacy professionals

Peak Privacy: Vermont's Summit on Data Privacy - Future of Privacy Forum

Vermont has passed a comprehensive privacy law with the potential to be the most far-reaching in the U.S. [ more ]
morevermont
Boston.com
1 month ago
Boston

House passes bill that would add more than 200 liquor licenses in Boston

Boston's liquor licenses were capped by the state due to a law from the 1930s, but a measure to add licenses to underserved communities has progressed. [ more ]
#cybersecurity
CyberScoop
1 month ago
Information security

House Republican sounds the alarm on threats to food and agriculture sector

Increasing reliance on technology in agriculture creates cybersecurity threats. Lack of USDA direction poses risks to the sector. [ more ]
Exponential-e Ltd.
1 month ago
Information security

UK Government ponders major changes to ransomware response - what you need to know

The British Government is proposing significant changes to its approach to ransomware attacks, including mandatory reporting, licensing for extortion payments, and a ban on ransom payments for critical infrastructure. [ more ]
CyberScoop
1 month ago
Information security

House bill would give CISA millions to diversify cyber workforce

Federal legislation aims to diversify cybersecurity workforce with $20 million annually for CISA program. [ more ]
ComputerWeekly.com
2 months ago
Information security

Why the UK needs to fix its broken IT security market | Computer Weekly

Legislation may be necessary to ensure IT suppliers prioritize cybersecurity and develop resilient products. [ more ]
FedScoop
2 months ago
Artificial intelligence

House bill calls on CISA to form AI task force

The CISA Securing AI Task Force Act aims to enhance safety and security in AI technology through coordination and evaluation within CISA. [ more ]
CyberScoop
1 month ago
Information security

House Republican sounds the alarm on threats to food and agriculture sector

Increasing reliance on technology in agriculture creates cybersecurity threats. Lack of USDA direction poses risks to the sector. [ more ]
Exponential-e Ltd.
1 month ago
Information security

UK Government ponders major changes to ransomware response - what you need to know

The British Government is proposing significant changes to its approach to ransomware attacks, including mandatory reporting, licensing for extortion payments, and a ban on ransom payments for critical infrastructure. [ more ]
CyberScoop
1 month ago
Information security

House bill would give CISA millions to diversify cyber workforce

Federal legislation aims to diversify cybersecurity workforce with $20 million annually for CISA program. [ more ]
ComputerWeekly.com
2 months ago
Information security

Why the UK needs to fix its broken IT security market | Computer Weekly

Legislation may be necessary to ensure IT suppliers prioritize cybersecurity and develop resilient products. [ more ]
FedScoop
2 months ago
Artificial intelligence

House bill calls on CISA to form AI task force

The CISA Securing AI Task Force Act aims to enhance safety and security in AI technology through coordination and evaluation within CISA. [ more ]
morecybersecurity
#abortion-pills
Truthout
1 month ago
Health

Louisiana Banned Abortion Pills. It Also Faces a Maternal Mortality Crisis.

Louisiana lawmakers criminalized abortion pills instead of addressing high rates of pregnancy-related death and other health issues. [ more ]
www.theguardian.com
1 month ago
Health

Louisiana expected to classify abortion pills as controlled and dangerous substances

Two abortion pills may be reclassified as controlled substances in Louisiana, impacting women's access to abortion and reproductive healthcare. [ more ]
www.nytimes.com
1 month ago
Health

Abortion Pills May Become Controlled Substances in Louisiana

Louisiana may classify abortion pills as dangerous controlled substances, punishable by fines and jail time. [ more ]
Truthout
1 month ago
Health

Louisiana Banned Abortion Pills. It Also Faces a Maternal Mortality Crisis.

Louisiana lawmakers criminalized abortion pills instead of addressing high rates of pregnancy-related death and other health issues. [ more ]
www.theguardian.com
1 month ago
Health

Louisiana expected to classify abortion pills as controlled and dangerous substances

Two abortion pills may be reclassified as controlled substances in Louisiana, impacting women's access to abortion and reproductive healthcare. [ more ]
www.nytimes.com
1 month ago
Health

Abortion Pills May Become Controlled Substances in Louisiana

Louisiana may classify abortion pills as dangerous controlled substances, punishable by fines and jail time. [ more ]
moreabortion-pills
#election
www.thelocal.com
1 month ago
Europe politics

10 things you should know about the European Parliamentary elections

The European Parliament is directly elected by citizens from the 27 EU countries. It has 24 official languages to ensure representation for all MEPs and citizens. [ more ]
www.bbc.com
1 month ago
EU data protection

Which laws were passed in final days of Parliament?

Rishi Sunak announced a snap election on July 4, prompting the early closure of Parliament and a deadline for pending bills, known as 'the wash-up'. [ more ]
www.bbc.com
1 month ago
EU data protection

No-fault evictions bill now unlikely to pass

The Conservatives' promise to abolish no-fault evictions through the Renters (Reform) Bill will not be fulfilled before the election. [ more ]
www.thelocal.com
1 month ago
Europe politics

10 things you should know about the European Parliamentary elections

The European Parliament is directly elected by citizens from the 27 EU countries. It has 24 official languages to ensure representation for all MEPs and citizens. [ more ]
www.bbc.com
1 month ago
EU data protection

Which laws were passed in final days of Parliament?

Rishi Sunak announced a snap election on July 4, prompting the early closure of Parliament and a deadline for pending bills, known as 'the wash-up'. [ more ]
www.bbc.com
1 month ago
EU data protection

No-fault evictions bill now unlikely to pass

The Conservatives' promise to abolish no-fault evictions through the Renters (Reform) Bill will not be fulfilled before the election. [ more ]
moreelection
#education
Boston.com
1 month ago
Education

New Hampshire's limits on teaching on race and gender are unconstitutional, judge says

Federal judge strikes down New Hampshire law limiting teaching topics in public schools as unconstitutional. [ more ]
Truthout
1 month ago
NYC LGBT

Louisiana Is Poised to Enact Its Own "Don't Say Gay" Law

Louisiana State Senate passed bill banning LGBTQ+ discussion in schools, mirroring 'Don't Say Gay' bills. Governor to decide fate. [ more ]
LGBTQ Nation
1 month ago
NYC LGBT

Louisiana passes "Don't Say Gay" bill, saying parents can't trust LGBTQ+ teachers without it - LGBTQ Nation

The Louisiana Legislature passed a bill banning discussions of gender and sexuality in public schools; Governor expected to sign it. [ more ]
Boston.com
1 month ago
Education

New Hampshire's limits on teaching on race and gender are unconstitutional, judge says

Federal judge strikes down New Hampshire law limiting teaching topics in public schools as unconstitutional. [ more ]
Truthout
1 month ago
NYC LGBT

Louisiana Is Poised to Enact Its Own "Don't Say Gay" Law

Louisiana State Senate passed bill banning LGBTQ+ discussion in schools, mirroring 'Don't Say Gay' bills. Governor to decide fate. [ more ]
LGBTQ Nation
1 month ago
NYC LGBT

Louisiana passes "Don't Say Gay" bill, saying parents can't trust LGBTQ+ teachers without it - LGBTQ Nation

The Louisiana Legislature passed a bill banning discussions of gender and sexuality in public schools; Governor expected to sign it. [ more ]
moreeducation
www.theguardian.com
1 month ago
EU data protection

Next UK government should introduce scams legislation, says City lobby groups

The City lobby group UK Finance is urging the next government to introduce legislation that compels big tech and social media companies to contribute up to 40m annually to reimburse customers and combat fraud on their platforms. [ more ]
therealdeal.com
1 month ago
California

California Assembly Passes Bill to Strengthen Builder's Remedy Penalty

The California State Assembly passed a bill to clarify and structure the use of builder's remedy, aiming to ease development challenges. [ more ]
#new-york-city-council
New York Post
1 month ago
NYC politics

Power struggle between Adams, NYC Council heats up with dueling meetings over mayoral picks, city charter changes

The New York City Council is proposing a bill to expand oversight of mayoral appointees, sparking a power struggle with Mayor Eric Adams. [ more ]
www.nytimes.com
1 month ago
New York City

Adams vs. Adams: A Power Struggle in New York City Turns Ugly

The New York City Council speaker plans to introduce legislation requiring mayoral approval on key appointments, potentially curbing the mayor's authority. [ more ]
New York Post
1 month ago
NYC politics

Power struggle between Adams, NYC Council heats up with dueling meetings over mayoral picks, city charter changes

The New York City Council is proposing a bill to expand oversight of mayoral appointees, sparking a power struggle with Mayor Eric Adams. [ more ]
www.nytimes.com
1 month ago
New York City

Adams vs. Adams: A Power Struggle in New York City Turns Ugly

The New York City Council speaker plans to introduce legislation requiring mayoral approval on key appointments, potentially curbing the mayor's authority. [ more ]
morenew-york-city-council
#california
Sacramento Bee
1 month ago
California

California Democrats aren't sold on Gavin Newsom's plan to cut the budget deficit. How they disagree

California Assembly Democrats clash with Gov. Newsom over budget issues, including Medi-Cal cuts and tax deductions, amid a $45 billion deficit. [ more ]
www.mercurynews.com
1 month ago
California

Opinion: California enables abusive child marriage, but Bay Area lawmaker blocks reform effort

California Assemblymember blocking bill to end child marriage, violating human rights and contradicting global efforts to empower women and girls. [ more ]
Inside Higher Ed | Higher Education News, Events and Jobs
1 month ago
California

California assembly unanimously passes legacy ban bill

California's state assembly passed a bill to ban legacy preferences in college admissions, following similar laws in Maryland, Colorado, and Virginia. [ more ]
Kqed
1 month ago
California

California Lawmakers Pass Slew of Bills Cracking Down on Stolen Goods Resellers and Auto Theft | KQED

California lawmakers approved a package of bills to crack down on repeat shoplifters and car thieves, balancing tough-on-crime strategies with progressive policies. [ more ]
Sacramento Bee
1 month ago
California

California lawmakers approve bills to ban grocery, retail stores from offering plastic bags

California lawmakers are moving to ban multi-use plastic bags in addition to single-use, to combat plastic pollution. [ more ]
Los Angeles Times
1 month ago
Education

California bill aims to end school gender notification policies - and protect teachers

California bill introduced to end parental notification over student gender identity issues. [ more ]
Sacramento Bee
1 month ago
California

California Democrats aren't sold on Gavin Newsom's plan to cut the budget deficit. How they disagree

California Assembly Democrats clash with Gov. Newsom over budget issues, including Medi-Cal cuts and tax deductions, amid a $45 billion deficit. [ more ]
www.mercurynews.com
1 month ago
California

Opinion: California enables abusive child marriage, but Bay Area lawmaker blocks reform effort

California Assemblymember blocking bill to end child marriage, violating human rights and contradicting global efforts to empower women and girls. [ more ]
Inside Higher Ed | Higher Education News, Events and Jobs
1 month ago
California

California assembly unanimously passes legacy ban bill

California's state assembly passed a bill to ban legacy preferences in college admissions, following similar laws in Maryland, Colorado, and Virginia. [ more ]
Kqed
1 month ago
California

California Lawmakers Pass Slew of Bills Cracking Down on Stolen Goods Resellers and Auto Theft | KQED

California lawmakers approved a package of bills to crack down on repeat shoplifters and car thieves, balancing tough-on-crime strategies with progressive policies. [ more ]
Sacramento Bee
1 month ago
California

California lawmakers approve bills to ban grocery, retail stores from offering plastic bags

California lawmakers are moving to ban multi-use plastic bags in addition to single-use, to combat plastic pollution. [ more ]
Los Angeles Times
1 month ago
Education

California bill aims to end school gender notification policies - and protect teachers

California bill introduced to end parental notification over student gender identity issues. [ more ]
morecalifornia
New York Post
1 month ago
NYC politics

Albany pols rush to pass plan to restrict 'addictive' social media feeds for kids: 'Not giving up'

Proposed legislation aims to regulate social media algorithms for children's well-being. [ more ]
www.nytimes.com
1 month ago
New York City

State Senator Opposes Casino Proposal in Queens, Rebuffing Mets Owner

Senator Ramos blocked a casino proposal in her district despite billionaire owner Steven A. Cohen's support. [ more ]
#higher-education
Inside Higher Ed | Higher Education News, Events and Jobs
1 month ago
Education

Maryland requires universities to allow mental health withdrawal

Legislation passed in Maryland, the Cameron Carden Act of 2024, requires public universities to offer formal withdrawal policies including mental health reasons and mandates refund in such cases. [ more ]
Inside Higher Ed | Higher Education News, Events and Jobs
1 month ago
Education

A journey from transfer student to transfer administrator

Transfer process in higher education can be complex and non-linear, impacting students and professionals alike. [ more ]
Inside Higher Ed | Higher Education News, Events and Jobs
1 month ago
Education

Maryland requires universities to allow mental health withdrawal

Legislation passed in Maryland, the Cameron Carden Act of 2024, requires public universities to offer formal withdrawal policies including mental health reasons and mandates refund in such cases. [ more ]
Inside Higher Ed | Higher Education News, Events and Jobs
1 month ago
Education

A journey from transfer student to transfer administrator

Transfer process in higher education can be complex and non-linear, impacting students and professionals alike. [ more ]
morehigher-education
PinkNews | Latest lesbian, gay, bi and trans news | LGBTQ+ news
1 month ago
Education

Louisiana poised to introduce its own 'Don't Say Gay' law

Louisiana follows Florida in passing 'Don't Say Gay' law, restricting LGBTQ+ discussions in schools. [ more ]
#discrimination
New York Post
1 month ago
NYC politics

'De-whiting NY': North Africans, Middle Easterners would lose 'white' status under state bill

Legislation proposed in NY aims to categorize MENA individuals separately from 'white', addressing discrimination and increasing access to government aid. [ more ]
www.amny.com
1 month ago
LGBT

Op-Ed | New York must protect incarcerated Trans people by passing the GIRDS Act now | amNewYork

Prisons and jails can be dehumanizing and cruel, especially for transgender individuals. [ more ]
LGBTQ Nation
1 month ago
LGBT

New Hampshire Republicans pass 3 anti-trans bills in one day - LGBTQ Nation

Transgender equality rights under attack in New Hampshire through discriminatory bills. [ more ]
LGBTQ Nation
2 months ago
Education

A school banned all books with LGBTQ+ parents. Now people are fighting back. - LGBTQ Nation

Advocacy groups filed complaints against school system's ban on LGBTQ+ books for creating a hostile environment. [ more ]
PinkNews | Latest lesbian, gay, bi and trans news | LGBTQ+ news
2 months ago
LGBT

Mississippi bans trans people from using correct school bathroom

Transgender people in Mississippi face discrimination as they can no longer use bathrooms aligning with their gender identity. [ more ]
New York Post
1 month ago
NYC politics

'De-whiting NY': North Africans, Middle Easterners would lose 'white' status under state bill

Legislation proposed in NY aims to categorize MENA individuals separately from 'white', addressing discrimination and increasing access to government aid. [ more ]
www.amny.com
1 month ago
LGBT

Op-Ed | New York must protect incarcerated Trans people by passing the GIRDS Act now | amNewYork

Prisons and jails can be dehumanizing and cruel, especially for transgender individuals. [ more ]
LGBTQ Nation
1 month ago
LGBT

New Hampshire Republicans pass 3 anti-trans bills in one day - LGBTQ Nation

Transgender equality rights under attack in New Hampshire through discriminatory bills. [ more ]
LGBTQ Nation
2 months ago
Education

A school banned all books with LGBTQ+ parents. Now people are fighting back. - LGBTQ Nation

Advocacy groups filed complaints against school system's ban on LGBTQ+ books for creating a hostile environment. [ more ]
PinkNews | Latest lesbian, gay, bi and trans news | LGBTQ+ news
2 months ago
LGBT

Mississippi bans trans people from using correct school bathroom

Transgender people in Mississippi face discrimination as they can no longer use bathrooms aligning with their gender identity. [ more ]
morediscrimination
#minnesota
Ars Technica
1 month ago
Tech industry

Another US state repeals law that protected ISPs from municipal competition

Minnesota repealed laws restricting municipal broadband networks, allowing cities to build their own networks without unnecessary barriers. [ more ]
Fast Company
1 month ago
Tech industry

Uber and Lyft will stay in Minnesota in an 'amazing victory for drivers'

Uber and Lyft will continue operating in Minnesota after the state legislature passed a measure increasing driver pay, ensuring they are paid at least $15.57 per hour. [ more ]
Ars Technica
1 month ago
Tech industry

Another US state repeals law that protected ISPs from municipal competition

Minnesota repealed laws restricting municipal broadband networks, allowing cities to build their own networks without unnecessary barriers. [ more ]
Fast Company
1 month ago
Tech industry

Uber and Lyft will stay in Minnesota in an 'amazing victory for drivers'

Uber and Lyft will continue operating in Minnesota after the state legislature passed a measure increasing driver pay, ensuring they are paid at least $15.57 per hour. [ more ]
moreminnesota
#sec
Coindesk
1 month ago
Cryptocurrency

3 Questions About the SEC's Abrupt ETH ETF Approval

SEC approved rule changes for ETFs holding ETH, surprising many.
Decisions regarding ETH ETFs show a shifting regulatory landscape for cryptocurrencies. [ more ]
Bitcoin Magazine - Bitcoin News, Articles and Expert Insights
2 months ago
Cryptocurrency

Senate Passes Bill to Overturn SEC Rule on Bitcoin And Crypto Custody, Biden Threatens Veto

Senate passed legislation to overturn SEC's SAB 121, enabling highly regulated financial firms to custody cryptocurrencies despite potential veto by President Biden. [ more ]
Coindesk
1 month ago
Cryptocurrency

3 Questions About the SEC's Abrupt ETH ETF Approval

SEC approved rule changes for ETFs holding ETH, surprising many.
Decisions regarding ETH ETFs show a shifting regulatory landscape for cryptocurrencies. [ more ]
Bitcoin Magazine - Bitcoin News, Articles and Expert Insights
2 months ago
Cryptocurrency

Senate Passes Bill to Overturn SEC Rule on Bitcoin And Crypto Custody, Biden Threatens Veto

Senate passed legislation to overturn SEC's SAB 121, enabling highly regulated financial firms to custody cryptocurrencies despite potential veto by President Biden. [ more ]
moresec
www.theguardian.com
1 month ago
Canada news

Canada to restore right of citizens born abroad to pass citizenship to children also born outside country

Canada plans to restore citizenship transmission rights for citizens born abroad, addressing past restrictions and aiming for a fairer system. [ more ]
www.bbc.com
1 month ago
EU data protection

Cat and dog theft will be a criminal offence from August

A new criminal offence of 'pet abduction' will be enacted in England and Northern Ireland, recognizing the emotional impact and aiming to address pet theft. [ more ]
New York Post
1 month ago
NYC politics

NYC council introduces bill to increase oversight over mayoral picks for top jobs

The legislation introduced by Speaker Adrienne Adams aims to expand the council's power over mayoral appointees, with a focus on commissioner-level positions. [ more ]
www.theguardian.com
1 month ago
California

Gavin Newsom signs bill to help people in Arizona get abortions in California

California signed a bill allowing Arizona doctors to provide abortion care in California, in response to restrictions in Arizona. [ more ]
#rishi-sunak
www.theguardian.com
1 month ago
EU data protection

Lost laws: Which legislation will slip through the net before the UK election?

Rishi Sunak's promised legislation regarding safety and prevention measures faces uncertainty due to potential delays before an election. [ more ]
www.theguardian.com
1 month ago
EU data protection

Ban on young people smoking in doubt after exclusion from Commons schedule

The future of Rishi Sunak's tobacco and vapes bill banning young people from smoking legally is uncertain due to being excluded from final House of Commons business. [ more ]
www.theguardian.com
1 month ago
EU data protection

Lost laws: Which legislation will slip through the net before the UK election?

Rishi Sunak's promised legislation regarding safety and prevention measures faces uncertainty due to potential delays before an election. [ more ]
www.theguardian.com
1 month ago
EU data protection

Ban on young people smoking in doubt after exclusion from Commons schedule

The future of Rishi Sunak's tobacco and vapes bill banning young people from smoking legally is uncertain due to being excluded from final House of Commons business. [ more ]
morerishi-sunak
ABC7 San Francisco
1 month ago
California

California advances legislation cracking down on stolen goods resellers, auto theft

California Senate approved a bipartisan package to combat organized crime, address shoplifting crisis, and close legal loopholes for prosecution. [ more ]
www.independent.co.uk
1 month ago
EU data protection

What laws can the Conservative government pass before the general election?

Legislation being rushed through Parliament before general election, addressing subpostmasters' compensation and victim support. [ more ]
Eater Chicago
1 month ago
Beer

Illinois Breweries Are Fighting Springfield for Their Right to Continue Making THC Drinks

The Illinois beer industry is opposing a bill that could impact breweries making low-dose THC beverages, facing stricter regulations and costly licensing requirements. [ more ]
Coindesk
1 month ago
Cryptocurrency

SEC's Gensler Going Rogue in Solo Quest to Stop U.S. Crypto Legislation?

SEC Chair Gary Gensler believes existing laws are sufficient for regulating crypto despite White House calls for new regulations. [ more ]
Coindesk
1 month ago
Europe politics

UK Sets July 4 Date for Election Likely to Oust Conservative Party, Spelling Uncertainty for Crypto Hub Plans

U.K. general election on July 4 may lead to crypto-friendly Conservative Party losing power. [ more ]
PinkNews | Latest lesbian, gay, bi and trans news | LGBTQ+ news
1 month ago
LGBT

The important difference between Rishi Sunak and Keir Starmer's views on trans rights

Both Rishi Sunak and Keir Starmer aim to update legislation regarding trans rights, but with different approaches and implications. [ more ]
Spokesman.com
1 month ago
Privacy professionals

Bryan Toston and Jason Stock : The American Privacy Rights Act holds promise - and significant perils - for small businesses

The American Privacy Rights Act could hurt small businesses by overregulating data use in marketing and advertising. [ more ]
Los Angeles Times
1 month ago
California

Assembly passes bill to require farmers to notify county before using pesticides near schools

Legislation passed requiring farms near schools to notify before pesticide spraying to reduce children's exposure.
Concerns raised about pesticide impact on children, especially students of color in rural areas.
Study shows high pesticide use in California counties, with calls to address environmental racism. [ more ]
www.nytimes.com
1 month ago
US news

House G.O.P. Moves to Crack Down on Noncitizen Voting, Sowing False Narrative

Republicans are reinforcing Trump's false claims of widespread illegal voting by noncitizens through legislation that amplifies baseless election fraud narratives. [ more ]
Washington Post
1 month ago
US news

Louisiana House passes bill making abortion pills controlled substances

Conservative states are attempting to restrict medication abortion by classifying the drugs as controlled substances. [ more ]
#healthcare
www.nytimes.com
1 month ago
US news

South Carolina Bans Gender Transition Care for Minors

South Carolina bans gender-affirming care for minors, expands to all providers and prohibits Medicaid coverage for adults under 26. [ more ]
LGBTQ Nation
1 month ago
NYC LGBT

Elder LGBTQ+ Americans could get more help if this new bill passes - LGBTQ Nation

Legislation introduced to enhance resources for older LGBTQ+ Americans in rural areas. [ more ]
www.nytimes.com
1 month ago
US news

South Carolina Bans Gender Transition Care for Minors

South Carolina bans gender-affirming care for minors, expands to all providers and prohibits Medicaid coverage for adults under 26. [ more ]
LGBTQ Nation
1 month ago
NYC LGBT

Elder LGBTQ+ Americans could get more help if this new bill passes - LGBTQ Nation

Legislation introduced to enhance resources for older LGBTQ+ Americans in rural areas. [ more ]
morehealthcare
Brooklyn Eagle
1 month ago
Brooklyn

Carroll's Dyslexia Diagnosis Access Act moves forward in state Senate

Private health insurance may soon cover neuropsychological exams for dyslexia diagnosis, potentially benefiting many families and improving outcomes for children. [ more ]
InnovationAus.com
1 month ago
Artificial intelligence

Australia not equipped to handle deepfake electoral threat

Deepfakes pose a significant threat to the integrity of Australia's electoral system. [ more ]
The Verge
1 month ago
Tech industry

Uber and Lyft to stay in Minneapolis after state lowers driver pay requirements

Lower minimum pay rates for drivers enabled Uber and Lyft to continue operating in Minneapolis, preempting a city ordinance.
The bill ensures a minimum rate of $1.28 per mile and 31 cents per minute for drivers along with additional benefits like appeal process and insurance. [ more ]
New York Daily News
1 year ago
Left-wing politics

Most Americans don't believe government is doing enough to combat climate change: poll

Nearly two-thirds of Americans feel government isn't doing enough on climate change awareness.
Significant lack of awareness among Americans regarding the Inflation Reduction Act's impact on climate change.
Mixed views among Americans on the effectiveness of the Inflation Reduction Act in combating climate change. [ more ]
#climate-change
New York Daily News
1 year ago
Environment

Most Americans don't believe government is doing enough to combat climate change: poll

Nearly two-thirds of Americans feel government isn't doing enough on climate change awareness.
Significant lack of awareness among Americans regarding the Inflation Reduction Act's impact on climate change.
Mixed views among Americans on the effectiveness of the Inflation Reduction Act in combating climate change. [ more ]
Streetsblog
2 months ago
Bicycling

Op-Ed: This 'Bike to Work' Day, Let's Pass Bold Policies To Support Cyclists - Streetsblog USA

Bikes are a powerful tool for transportation, economic development, and climate change mitigation. [ more ]
New York Post
2 months ago
NYC politics

NY Gov. Kathy Hochul meets Pope Francis while attending climate change conference

Gov. Kathy Hochul met Pope Francis during a climate change conference at the Vatican, emphasizing the need for global cooperation on environmental issues. [ more ]
www.npr.org
2 months ago
US news

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis signs a bill that strikes climate change from state law

Climate change will be a lesser priority in Florida and largely disappear from state statutes under legislation signed by Gov. Ron DeSantis. [ more ]
New York Daily News
1 year ago
Environment

Most Americans don't believe government is doing enough to combat climate change: poll

Nearly two-thirds of Americans feel government isn't doing enough on climate change awareness.
Significant lack of awareness among Americans regarding the Inflation Reduction Act's impact on climate change.
Mixed views among Americans on the effectiveness of the Inflation Reduction Act in combating climate change. [ more ]
Streetsblog
2 months ago
Bicycling

Op-Ed: This 'Bike to Work' Day, Let's Pass Bold Policies To Support Cyclists - Streetsblog USA

Bikes are a powerful tool for transportation, economic development, and climate change mitigation. [ more ]
New York Post
2 months ago
NYC politics

NY Gov. Kathy Hochul meets Pope Francis while attending climate change conference

Gov. Kathy Hochul met Pope Francis during a climate change conference at the Vatican, emphasizing the need for global cooperation on environmental issues. [ more ]
www.npr.org
2 months ago
US news

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis signs a bill that strikes climate change from state law

Climate change will be a lesser priority in Florida and largely disappear from state statutes under legislation signed by Gov. Ron DeSantis. [ more ]
moreclimate-change
High Country News
1 month ago
Education

When school lunch is free - High Country News

Universal free school meals improve access and reduce stigma in cafeterias. [ more ]
www.independent.co.uk
1 month ago
EU data protection

Self-driving cars on roads as soon as 2026' as Bill becomes law

Self-driving vehicles could be on Britain's roads in two years, boosting safety and economy. [ more ]
www.nytimes.com
1 month ago
Left-wing politics

The Rise of a New Centrism

Bipartisanship in Washington is more common than often perceived, with Republicans and Democrats working together on significant legislation under the Biden administration. [ more ]
Inverse
2 months ago
Health

The Real Reason Why European Sunscreen Is So Much Better Than American

Sunscreen regulations in the U.S. hinder the approval of newer, more effective sunscreen ingredients already used in other countries. [ more ]
www.nytimes.com
2 months ago
US news

Youngkin Vetoes Measures to Remove Tax Breaks for Confederate Heritage Group

Governor Youngkin vetoed bills revoking tax exemptions for the United Daughters of the Confederacy, prompting controversy and debates over Confederate heritage in Virginia. [ more ]
Brooklyn Eagle
2 months ago
Brooklyn

U.S. military sees decline in sexual assault incidents: Gillibrand

Significant decline in sexual assault and harassment in the U.S. military, with 19% decrease in unwanted sexual contact for active duty women and 13% decrease for men compared to 2021. [ more ]
Gay City News
2 months ago
LGBT

Activists, lawmakers mount fresh push to decriminalize sex work in New York

Activists push for comprehensive decriminalization of sex work in New York State. [ more ]
#protests
Cbsnews
2 months ago
Coronavirus

Bill to ban most public mask wearing, including for health reasons, advances in North Carolina

Republican lawmakers in North Carolina are attempting to repeal a law allowing mask-wearing for health reasons, citing protests as a reason. [ more ]
www.theguardian.com
2 months ago
London

Bailiff evictions of renting households at six-year high, says MoJ

Bailiffs are evicting more renting households, with protesters demanding rent controls outside Grainger's office, highlighting the ongoing issue of evictions in the UK. [ more ]
Cbsnews
2 months ago
Coronavirus

Bill to ban most public mask wearing, including for health reasons, advances in North Carolina

Republican lawmakers in North Carolina are attempting to repeal a law allowing mask-wearing for health reasons, citing protests as a reason. [ more ]
www.theguardian.com
2 months ago
London

Bailiff evictions of renting households at six-year high, says MoJ

Bailiffs are evicting more renting households, with protesters demanding rent controls outside Grainger's office, highlighting the ongoing issue of evictions in the UK. [ more ]
moreprotests
www.npr.org
2 months ago
Medicine

Louisiana may reclassify drugs used in abortion as controlled dangerous substances

Lawmakers in Louisiana are considering classifying drugs commonly used in pregnancy and reproductive health care as controlled substances, with potential penalties for possession without prescription. [ more ]
Boston.com
2 months ago
LGBT

New Hampshire Senate passes bill to restrict transgender athletes in grades 5-12

Transgender athlete ban bill for grades 5-12 passed in New Hampshire amid controversy. [ more ]
Kqed
2 months ago
Medicine

Few Pharmacies Carry This Key Opioid-Addiction Treatment. San Francisco Wants To Change That | KQED

Less than half of San Francisco pharmacies supply buprenorphine for opioid addiction treatment, highlighting the issue of limited access to crucial medications. [ more ]
www.amny.com
2 months ago
Brooklyn

NYC pols seek social workers in all NYPD precincts

Having social workers in all NYPD precincts can help break the cycle of constant arrests and address underlying mental health conditions for individuals. [ more ]
#road-safety
www.hamhigh.co.uk
2 months ago
Bicycling

Clampdown on dangerous cyclists after fatal collision in Regent's Park

The House of Commons approved new cycling offences, including 'causing death by dangerous cycling', to ensure accountability and safety on the roads. [ more ]
Streetsblog
2 months ago
NYC politics

Thursday's Headlines: Will Albany Green Light More Red Light Cameras - Streetsblog New York City

The push for legislation to expand NYC's red light camera program in Albany is aimed at enhancing road safety and decreasing red-light violations. [ more ]
www.hamhigh.co.uk
2 months ago
Bicycling

Clampdown on dangerous cyclists after fatal collision in Regent's Park

The House of Commons approved new cycling offences, including 'causing death by dangerous cycling', to ensure accountability and safety on the roads. [ more ]
Streetsblog
2 months ago
NYC politics

Thursday's Headlines: Will Albany Green Light More Red Light Cameras - Streetsblog New York City

The push for legislation to expand NYC's red light camera program in Albany is aimed at enhancing road safety and decreasing red-light violations. [ more ]
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Los Angeles Times
2 months ago
California

California legislators want to review controversial electric charge

State Assembly committee advances bill for review of new monthly charge on electric bills. [ more ]
Government Executive
2 months ago
Remote teams

As one telework reform measure advances, another is delayed

The Telework Reform Act aims to codify federal workers' remote work, enhance reporting, training, and hiring for telework positions. [ more ]
Coindesk
2 months ago
Cryptocurrency

Sweeping 'Bitcoin Rights' Bill Becomes Law in Oklahoma

The bill protects Oklahomans' right to self-custody digital assets and mine crypto, boosting the state's crypto-friendly reputation. [ more ]
www.amny.com
2 months ago
NYC politics

City pleads with state lawmakers to reauthorize, expand red light camera program | amNewYork

Red light cameras save lives. [ more ]
Fast Company
2 months ago
Artificial intelligence

'I feel betrayed': Schumer's much-awaited AI road map gets panned by watchdogs

Schumer's AI roadmap proposes $32 billion in annual AI spending by 2026. [ more ]
www.nytimes.com
2 months ago
US news

House Passes Legislation to Improve Air Travel, Sending Bill to Biden's Desk

Investing in aviation infrastructure is crucial for safety, innovation, and the economy. [ more ]
Brooklyn Eagle
2 months ago
NYC politics

Gillibrand: Fire departments need more funding to address shortage, replace old equipment

Urgent need for increased federal funding for fire departments, particularly in New York State. [ more ]
www.theguardian.com
2 months ago
Left-wing politics

Trump says he is ready and willing' to debate Biden after president proposes June and September face-offs live

The US presidential campaign sees proposals for debates between Donald Trump and Joe Biden before the election [ more ]
Streetsblog
2 months ago
NYC politics

New York Pols Back Gounardes's Bill to Cut Driving by 20% - Streetsblog New York City

Lawmakers urged to cut vehicle miles traveled by 20% by 2050 to reduce infrastructure investment, pollution, and traffic violence. [ more ]
New York Post
2 months ago
Education

Ex-Gov. Pataki raises $250K for charter schools as he celebrates their 25th anniversary in NY

Former Gov. George Pataki raised funds for charter schools celebrating their success and highlighted the importance of legislation with accountability provisions. [ more ]
#city-council
Brooklyn Eagle
2 months ago
NYC politics

New City Council bill would mandate city agencies to gather data on squatters

Incidents of squatting in NYC to be reported under a new bill by Councilmember Zhuang. [ more ]
New York Post
2 months ago
NYC politics

NYC Council leaders want to drastically expand their oversight of top Adams appointments

City Council Speaker pushing for expanded oversight of mayoral appointments. [ more ]
Brooklyn Eagle
2 months ago
NYC politics

New City Council bill would mandate city agencies to gather data on squatters

Incidents of squatting in NYC to be reported under a new bill by Councilmember Zhuang. [ more ]
New York Post
2 months ago
NYC politics

NYC Council leaders want to drastically expand their oversight of top Adams appointments

City Council Speaker pushing for expanded oversight of mayoral appointments. [ more ]
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Future of Privacy Forum
2 months ago
Privacy professionals

How Knowledge Standards Have Changed the Status Quo

Minors' online safety legislation evolving with different knowledge standards and age considerations. [ more ]
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