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New Legislation Suggests Implementing Emergency Alerts Into Streaming Services Like Netflix and Spotify

Thursday July 19, 2018 8:21 am PDT by
Currently, when users in a certain area face potentially bad weather, threats of danger, or a nearby AMBER alert, their iPhone or other smartphone sounds off and displays a message explaining the emergency. In new legislation shared today, United States senators Brian Schatz and John Thune hope to "explore" ways this system could improve to enhance reliability, including implementing these...

White House Reportedly Interested in Developing 'Counter-Weight' to Europe's GDPR Privacy Laws

Wednesday June 20, 2018 8:58 am PDT by
Last month, Europe implemented its General Data Protection Regulation in an effort to protect the data of all individuals within the European Union, with some aspects affecting users worldwide. According to a new report by Axios, the White House is "in the early stages" of figuring out what a federal approach to online data privacy would look like in the United States. So far, special...

U.S. Department of Homeland Security Seeking New Anti-Drone Legislation in National Security Effort

Wednesday June 6, 2018 5:24 am PDT by
In a renewed effort to clamp down on potentially threatening drone use, the United States Department of Homeland Security today will be urging Congress to approve new anti-drone legislation. Specifically, the proposed legislation would give the U.S. federal government new powers "to disable or destroy" any drone perceived to be "threatening" (via Reuters). The DHS deputy general counsel Hayley ...