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Legislation introduced by Del. David Moon would limit the use of facial recognition technology by law enforcement to the investigation of certain violent crimes, human trafficking offenses or ongoing threats to public safety or national security.
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Lawmakers introduced a bill that would halt the Department of Veterans Affairs' rollout of a troubled computer system until it fixes problems that have harmed veterans and strained hospital staff since it was launched.
Cases before the U.S. Supreme Court raise questions of whether social media companies do too much or too little in the way of moderating online content. The decisions could mean big changes for companies and users.
Local Republicans say the electronic voting system being used may have counted more votes than were actually cast in the 2022 election, despite the Dallas County Elections Department’s saying that is not the case.
The U.S. Department of Commerce’s National Institute of Standards and Technology’s newly released framework provides organizations a pathway to use artificial intelligence technology in a way that reduces risk.
California Gov. Gavin Newsom is reconsidering a prohibition on autonomous trucks in the state following years of pleading from the industry and rapid advancements in the space.
Following years of pleadings from the autonomous vehicle industry, California officials are revisiting a statewide policy that prohibits self-driving semi-trucks and big rigs on its roads.
State officials say Amazon Web Services plans to invest $35 billion by 2040 and build data center campuses in Virginia about a year and a half after AWS sought to build data centers in Frederick County.
The City Council this week began discussing a new policy about the use of police department drones. One provision would require officers to obtain a search warrant before launching the device for surveillance purposes.
The Senate Judiciary Committee on Tuesday unanimously approved a bill aimed at banning any technology or platform from state devices that could threaten cybersecurity. TikTok was the impetus for the legislation.
The food delivery robots used on the University of Idaho campus could soon find their way to city streets under a proposal being considered by Moscow city leaders. The one-year agreement would only allow 30 of the devices to operate.
Maryland Gov. Wes Moore kicked off his first days in office with budget announcements and a series of executive orders, one of which will establish a new cabinet position within the administration.
The proposed center would provide public entities with cyber solutions, develop the cyber workforce and deliver training and awareness across sectors. Efforts to pass this measure in 2022 ran out of time; a new House bill revives the question.
The transformative effects of artificial intelligence are coming faster than we recognize. For government, it poses an enormous opportunity for unprecedented efficiency. But, it also brings a host of regulatory challenges.
A Norwegian battery upstart could receive more than $358 million in grants, tax breaks and other inducements from state and local governments to build its planned Coweta County, Ga., factory.
Congress has passed new legislation that would limit the sale of U.S.-owned high-tech companies to Chinese entities. The new rules would also limit government agency cooperation between the U.S. and China.