Loot boxes are a sore spot for gamers after all the controversy were caused by popular games late last year. Hawaii is now seeking to regulate the practice with a new bill.
Video Games February 15, 2018
The Trump administration has reportedly proposed changes in legislation to allow law enforcement to 'track, hack, and destroy' drones, according to a new report. The White House wants to pass it as part of the National Defense Authorization Act.
Defense May 25, 2017
New legislation seeks to downgrade some HIV-related felonies to a misdemeanor. Once it passes, it will no longer be a felony for someone to have consensual sex with others and expose them to HIV/AIDS without their partners knowing.
Public Health March 20, 2017
Airbnb has proposed new measures to regulate hosts in New York, as it's facing some tough legislation ahead. If a new bill passes in less than two weeks, some Airbnb hosts in NYC could face hefty fines of up to $7,500.
Business Tech October 19, 2016
Kansas legislators have adopted a new plan to address the state's current issues with providing educational aid to public schools. The measure allocates an additional $38 million to fund poorer school districts in the state.
Life & Style June 25, 2016
California policymakers voted Thursday to lift the purchasing and smoking age from 18 to 21 years old. State Gov. Jerry Brown must sign the legislation first before it turns into law.
Life March 11, 2016
The UK government has proposed that porn sites will need to implement age verification software so that they are not accessed by kids who are under 18 years.
Internet February 16, 2016
Gamers and criminal hackers notoriously engaged in 'swatting' practices against their rivals, but a new bill aims to amend U.S. law to make it a criminal offense. Calling in a fake high-risk threat to have armed law enforcement busting down someone's door could have far more serious consequences in the future.
Legal November 21, 2015
The European Parliament has voted against a set of amendments that would clarify policies surrounding net neutrality in the EU, despite caution against doing so from the inventor of the World Wide Web himself, Tim Berners-Lee.
Society October 27, 2015
Take your beer wherever you go? Those touring California might just be able to do that if SB530 becomes law. At the moment, the bill has already passed the state’s senate.
Life May 19, 2015
Dr. Richard Pan, co-author of a vaccine bill in California, announces amendments to the bill. All the states in the U.S. require children to be vaccinated before they are admitted to school.
Life April 22, 2015
April 14, 2015 is this year's annual Equal Pay Day. Here's what you need to know about how far we've come in closing the gender wage gap and how far we still have to go.
Feature April 14, 2015
Apple CEO Tim Cook expressed his concern over what he refers to as 'a wave of pending legislation’ happening in over two dozen states. Cook called this pro-discrimination - something he and Apple can never tolerate.
Society March 30, 2015
A newly passed bill will allow the Public Regulation Commission to promulgate rules governing the transportation network companies, including Uber and Lyft.
Business March 13, 2015
The House of Representatives has approved a bill to combat toxins in the Great Lakes. In August 2014, an algal bloom in Lake Erie left thousands of people without drinking water for a few days.
Earth/Environment February 27, 2015
For the third time in six years, President Barack Obama takes out his special veto pen to block a high-profile piece of legislation backed by bipartisan support.
February 25, 2015
Gun sales in 2014 experience a dramatic drop: what's the deal?
Internet Culture August 28, 2014
The California bill that would require all smartphones to have a 'kill switch' is on Gov. Jerry Brown's desk. A signature and the new rules go in place starting in July next year.
Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech August 12, 2014
A new law inked by President Obama will give consumers the ability to unlock their cell phones. This should help increase competition and give customers more rights, says the White House.
Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech August 3, 2014
A bill introduced in the Senate would open new spectrum. The bipartisan sponsors hope it will help bring Wi-Fi to low-income areas.
Internet June 20, 2014
California Senate passes kill switch bill. It is the first hurdle in making the anti-theft legislation the law.
Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech May 9, 2014
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