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California bill one of many state bills that aim to regulate drones

A California bill that restricts flying of drones to above 350 feet is just one of several state bills in the U.S. that aim to regulate various aspects of flying the aircraft.

US senator to introduce proposal for mandatory drone geofencing

U.S. Senator Charles Schumer is to introduce a proposal that aims to make geofencing of drones mandatory soon, following a number of reports of close shaves between the unmanned aircraft and regular planes.


AT&T a closer partner of NSA than previously known, Snowden docs show

A new analysis of documents leaked by Edward Snowden highlights massive surveillance efforts with special help from AT&T

Tech industry objects to terrorist activity reporting section in US legislation

Industry groups have asked the Senate to delete the section which requires them to report vaguely-defined terrorist activity

Senate heads toward vote on CISA cyberthreat info sharing bill

A preliminary vote on the controversial bill could happen as soon as Wednesday

The Upload: Your tech news briefing for Tuesday, August 4

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DHS warns about privacy implications of cybersecurity bill

The bill under consideration of the Senate has been criticized by privacy groups

Opponents focus on defeating CISA cyberthreat info sharing bill

CISA may be delayed after millions of faxes opposed to the bill are delivered to senators

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Senators call for investigation of potential safety, security threats from connected cars

U.S. Sens. Edward Markey and Richard Blumenthal urged the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to investigate potential widespread risk for consumers because of vulnerabilities in auto information and entertainment systems.

EU privacy watchdog weighs in on data protection reform, shares concerns

He also released an app that allows legislators and citizens to compare the proposed texts of the upcoming data protection regulation

French surveillance law is constitutional, highest court says

The French Patriot Act has passed its last legislative hurdle

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Senators propose bill to tighten vehicle security, privacy standards

Two U.S. senators want the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and the Federal Trade Commission to establish federal standards to secure cars and protect drivers’ privacy against cyber attacks.

Senate bill proposes cyber security standard for cars

The proposed legislation will also make drivers aware of what data is being collected

UK High Court gives government nine months to rewrite data retention law

A hastily-introduced law forcing communications operators to retain metadata for law enforcement use is unlawful, the UK High Court said

The Takeaway: The war over H-1Bs heats up

Microsoft's announcement last week of layoffs prompted opponents of the H-1B visa program to quickly weigh in on the 'skills gap' debate.

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Obama, Sanders propose boosting solar energy for low, moderate-income Americans

Both the president and a presidential candidate proposed legislation that would help subsidize solar panels for low and moderate income citizens, whom the politicians say spend more than 60% of their income on basic necessities like...

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The Takeaway: How California plans to rein in H-1B visa use

The state of California is stepping up to try and slow the use of foreign workers with legislation that targets state utilities.

EU sets June 2017 as date to end mobile roaming charges

A compromise on roaming regulations agreed on Monday night still needs approval from member states and the European Parliament

House votes to slow ICANN transition away from US oversight

The DOTCOM Act would add new requirements to the move away from the NTIA

After photo leak, North Korea said to block Instagram

Fire at iconic hotel could be trigger for country's first known Internet filter

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