1. cageymaru

    Senator to Introduce Bill to Ban Loot Boxes and Microtransactions Aimed at Children

    Senator Josh Hawley announced the introduction of legislation that would ban loot boxes, pay-to-win, and other monetization practices that target children. This includes video game industry practices that entice players to spend real money for competitive advantages over other players. Another...
  2. DooKey

    Senate Bill Introduced to Create National Broadband Access Standard

    A bipartisan group of Senators has introduced a bill that will task the FCC with determining a broadband access standard. The FCC must determine whether mobile and broadband are comparable in both rural and urban areas. The bottom line is that broadband is needed all across the country and not...
  3. R

    New Bill Would Stop States From Banning Broadband Competition

    A new bill introduced by Rep. Anna Eshoo hopes to stop states from banning broadband competition. The Community Broadband Act (HR 4814) declares that no state may pass legislation that would "prohibit or have the effect of prohibiting any public provider from providing, to any person or any...
  4. DooKey

    New Senate Bill Includes Jail Time for Executives Who Conceal Data Breaches

    In the it's about time department, Senate Democrats have submitted a bill that will provide for jail time for executives that conceal data breaches. Maybe with something like this in force these big companies might actually take cybersecurity seriously and protect our private data to the best...
  5. Zarathustra[H]

    11 States Now Considering Bills to Protect Your Right to Repair

    In a world where farmers can just be cornholed by John Deere and Apple is free to screw over its users as well, there are now so called "Right to Repair" bills being considered in 11 states. The bills require manufacturers to sell replacement parts to consumers and provide open source repair...
  6. Zarathustra[H]

    The Fight Over Email Privacy Moves to the Senate

    The Electronic Frontier Foundation today posted a statement about how the house passed the Email Privacy Act (H.R. 387). This law is intended to update the Electronic Communications Privacy Act (ECPA), a 1986 pre-Internet era law that currently governs, among other things, email privacy. Among...