The House today approved by voice vote the ACCESS BROADBAND Act (HR 3994), which would direct the Department of Commerce (DoC) to establish an Office of Internet Connectivity and Growth within the National Telecommunications and Information Administration.
North Carolina legislators seek to limit the public’s access to police video recordings. A law effective Oct. 1 excludes police body and dashboard cameras from the public record. The law allows only people involved in the case to review it–at police discretion. For those not involved in the case, including media, protesters, and activist groups, viewing the footage will require a court order.
As the Internet of Things becomes increasingly prevalent, the government will play an important role in enabling and regulating how the industry will develop, according to panelists at a National Telecommunications and Information Administration workshop. They listed a number of areas in which that advice can take shape.
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Monday made moves to ban sex offenders from playing Pokémon Go. The Department of Corrections and Community Supervision will prevent registered sex offenders under supervision from downloading, accessing, or playing Pokémon Go and other similar interactive games. “Protecting New York’s children is priority No. 1 and, as technology evolves, […]