The FTC is opening a tech-focused office to help it keep up with Silicon Valley

The Federal Trade Commission is opening a dedicated technology office that will place Silicon Valley under more scrutiny and help it stay on top of emerging tech and trends in … Read More

New York’s governor signs watered-down right-to-repair bill

Almost seven months after the state legislature overwhelmingly passed a right-to-repair bill, New York governor Kathy Hochul has signed it into law. But Hochul only greenlit the bill after the … Read More

The Biden administration is reportedly drafting an executive order to streamline space rules

The Biden administration is reportedly drafting an executive order designed to modernize federal space regulations. According to Reuters, White House officials have hosted multiple “listening sessions” since November 14th. The … Read More

Satellites must be deorbited within five years of completing missions, FCC rules

The US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has adopted new rules to address the growing risk of “space junk” or abandoned satellites, rockets and other debris. The new “5-year-rule” will require … Read More

Following Mar-a-Lago raid, lawmakers want information from platforms on threats against law enforcement

The FBI’s search of former President Donald Trump’s residence inspired a flurry of online death threats directed at law enforcement personnel. Now, members of the House Oversight Committee want information … Read More

Democratic lawmakers want federal regulators to track crypto mining energy use and emissions

Congressional Democrats are calling on the Environmental Protection Agency and Department of Energy to address the recent proliferation of cryptocurrency mining within the US. In a letter sent Friday (via … Read More

EPA announces strictest fuel efficiency standards ever, reversing Trump-era rollback

On Monday, the Biden administration finalized new fuel efficiency standards designed to limit greenhouse gas emissions put out by passenger vehicles. By 2026, the Environmental Protection Agency will require that … Read More

NYC bill bans AI recruiting tools that fail bias checks

New York City could soon reduce the chances of AI bias in the job market. The Associated Press notes the city’s council has passed a bill barring AI hiring systems … Read More

Biden signs law blocking Huawei and ZTE from receiving FCC licenses

US President Joe Biden has signed into law the Secure Equipment Act that blocks companies like Huawei and ZTE from receiving network licenses. The new rules mean the FCC (Federal … Read More

Former Boeing chief technical pilot involved in 737 Max testing charged with fraud

Mark A. Forkner, Boeing’s former chief technical pilot involved in the company’s 737 Max testing, was indicted for fraud by a grand jury in Texas. Due to his position with … Read More

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