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For the past few weeks, a futuristic-looking contraption has been cruising around, scooping up trash in Huntington Harbour, keeping especially busy as heaps of debris wash down with recent rainstorms.
San Mateo County, Calif., is pushing back on a proposal to bring driverless taxis to the peninsula’s streets and highways, doing so first via a letter sent recently to regulators.
The questionable reliability of charging infrastructure in the state has been a pain point for EV drivers that threatens to hurt adoption and the state’s broader climate goals if not addressed.
The legislation would set mandatory AI safety testing requirements before training or market release and would mandate an internal fail-safe be included in all AI systems to trigger an immediate shutdown if issues are detected.
Plus, Alabama announces $188 million for broadband; California sees digital discrimination legislation introduced; Phoenix opens a digital skills training center; and more.
California’s largest state employee union fell victim to a ransomware attack last month that likely exposed Social Security numbers, home addresses, birth dates and other sensitive information.
California’s leading climate regulator added performance metrics to a $200 million plan proposed by the nation’s largest public electric vehicle charging network Thursday.
The state’s Department of Health Care Services is also working with K-12 districts to make the Soluna and BrightLife Kids digital mental health apps available on school-issued devices and in school wellness centers.
Mass layoffs at the Los Angeles Times are pulling focus back to legislation that would force companies, like Google and Meta, to pay for the news published on their platforms. The bill stalled last year amid stiff opposition.
The Affordable Connectivity Program that helped millions of households across the country — and 2.8 million in California — afford Internet access is ending, without additional funding from Congress.