Regulations

When Regulating New Tech Harms Public Safety

Facial recognition technology is new and nascent, but not a departure from the innate abilities humans are born with. Efforts by states to limit its use harms public safety and deters innovation.

The Coming Digitization of the Regulatory Environment

Here's what the U.S. can learn about digitizing regulations from two of the largest economies.

FAA Rule Would Let Drones Fly Over People and At Night Without a Waiver

The move would greatly open the use of small drones but at least one lawmaker is worried about the privacy of people on the ground.

Keep the Faith: America’s GDPR Will Come

What should it look like? How should companies prepare?

Inside the Bill That Set the ‘Strongest Clean Energy Requirement in the Nation’

Washington, D.C. is on track to set a more ambitious timeline for fighting climate change than any state.

Pentagon Lags on Policing Lowest Price, Technically Acceptable Contracts

Some contracting officers may not be applying the required criteria, GAO warns.

The U.S. Could Regulate AI in the Name of National Security

These regulations would be target a big name in AI: China

When the Tech Mythology Collapses

The industry’s fall from grace may feel unprecedented, but we have a model for what happens when a beloved industry fails us.

White House Expects to Hold Steady on Tech Policies Despite House Flip

But House Democrats plan to fight for online privacy, net neutrality regulations.

Tech Billionaires’ Obligation to the Cities Around Them

California voters are being asked to tax big corporations to solve local problems. But is that the companies’ responsibility?

U.S. Military’s Self-Flying Helicopter Program Passes Critical Test

Unmanned Black Hawks are coming. The goal is a major flight demonstration next year.

Mark Warner Is Coming for Tech’s Too-Powerful

The senator from Virginia says he’s “very annoyed” with Silicon Valley’s “pathetic” response to security concerns.

Elon Musk and Tesla Reach Settlement

Musk and Tesla have settled the SEC’s securities fraud lawsuit. The outcome feels like the end of an era for Musk.

Should Congress Regulate Online Sports Betting?

The NFL is throwing its weight behind a federal framework, while the gaming industry blamed “burdensome” taxes and laws for the allure of illegal sports books.