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Policy

The legislation and regulation behind state and local gov tech, including transportation, Internet speeds, citizen protections and more.

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Lawmakers in the state are rushing to stop malicious computer-generated spoofs ahead of the 2024 presidential election with legislation to criminalize deepfakes and deceptive robocalls.
This week, House Speaker Mike Johnson and Democratic leader Hakeem Jeffries announced the establishment of a new task force that will help Congress to better understand artificial intelligence and its related risks.
Unless Congress acts, the program that currently puts 23 million American households online is expected to run out of money in April. The program stopped accepting new applications this month.
While deepfakes are evolving and do pose a threat to this year’s elections, they are not without flaws. With a discerning eye, it’s often possible to identify falsified video, photos or audio recordings of politicians.
A plan to limit police use of facial recognition technology is likely to pass in this year’s session of the General Assembly. The bill would allow police to use the tools to investigate violent crimes and serious offenses.
Members of the National Association of Counties were in Washington, D.C., to urge Congress to extend funding for a program providing subsidies to help low-income households afford broadband Internet service.
Based on more than 100 responses to Gov. Ned Lamont's recommendation that schools limit student use of cellphones, Connecticut parents are broadly in agreement that the devices should be put away during class.
The legislators are wading into an ongoing public debate that involves constitutional rights, consumer protections, parental responsibility and quickly evolving technologies.
The Ohio House introduced legislation this month to outlaw the sharing of artificial media — including videos or audio — that impersonates real people in unflattering or compromising depictions.