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Category: State & Local


Operations Security, Policy, Security, State & Local

San Diego’s smart streetlights misunderstood, officials say

September 25, 2019

Via: StateScoop

Privacy advocates are clashing with law enforcement in San Diego over the city’s network of modern streetlights, which like those in many cities are outfitted with environmental monitors, acoustic sensors and video cameras. While city officials say the streetlights feature […]


Policy, State & Local

California and 22 other states sue Trump administration over auto emissions rules

September 20, 2019

Via: CNBC

A group of 23 states on Friday sued to undo the Trump administration’s determination that federal law bars California from setting stiff tailpipe emission standards and zero-emission vehicle mandates. The states, led by California and joined by the District of […]


Policy, State & Local

Trump Threatens San Francisco With Environmental Violations Over Homeless Population

September 19, 2019

Via: Fortune

President Donald Trump is threatening to hit San Francisco with possible federal environmental violations because of the city’s homeless population. As he was returning to the White House from a rare trip to the West Coast, Trump told reporters on […]


Policy, State & Local

Trump bars California from setting auto emissions rules, setting up court fight

September 18, 2019

Via: CNBC

President Donald Trump said Wednesday that his administration is barring California from setting its own auto emissions standards, setting up a fresh struggle over the president’s push to unravel restrictions on businesses. In tweets announcing the move, the president said […]


Policy, State & Local

Here Comes America’s First Privacy Law: What the CCPA Means for Business and Consumers

September 13, 2019

Via: Fortune

Friday, Sept. 13, marks the end of California’s legislative calendar and, with it, the last opportunity for the tech industry to halt the California Consumer Protection Act (CCPA), a landmark privacy law set to go in effect next year. Despite […]


Policy, State & Local

California passes landmark bill that threatens to upend companies like Uber and Lyft

September 11, 2019

Via: CNBC

California lawmakers passed a landmark bill on Tuesday that threatens to reshape how companies like Uber and Lyft do business. But shares of Lyft popped as much as 3.9% on Wednesday morning, while Uber climbed more than 2.9% after California […]


Cloud Infrastructure, Infrastructure, Policy, State & Local

How Maryland is using the cloud to rebuild its public services

June 18, 2019

Via: StateScoop

When the Maryland Department of Human Services decided in 2017 to move the systems it uses to run the state’s benefit programs to a cloud platform, it could have gone with a “lift and shift” strategy, literally copying the files […]


Data Center, Federal, Infrastructure, Policy, State & Local

Nevada lawmakers approve four blockchain bills

June 13, 2019

Via: StateScoop

Lawmakers in Nevada on Wednesday sent their fourth piece of legislation concerning blockchain technology to Gov. Steve Sisolak in the past two weeks. The latest measure, Senate Bill 161, would provide businesses testing new uses of the distributed-ledger technology with […]


Attacks & Breaches, Policy, Security, State & Local

Phishing campaign spoofs local-government websites to rip off small businesses

June 3, 2019

Via: StateScoop

A foreign hacker has been running a phishing campaign that uses phony versions of local government websites in the United States, targeting small and medium-sized businesses in those communities to steal personal credentials, cybersecurity firm Lookout told StateScoop. In the […]


Policy, State & Local

These Are the States That Passed ‘Heartbeat Bills’

May 31, 2019

Via: Fortune

Louisiana became the next state likely to pass a “heartbeat bill” this week, aiming to ban abortion as soon as a “fetal heartbeat” is detected. This provision amounts to a near total ban on abortion, as such activity can be […]