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Illinois Gov Blocks Car-Sharing Regs, Taxes

Maven App

Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner vetoed a bill that would have required peer-to-peer car sharing companies to be treated like traditional car rental companies, including paying car rental taxes. Rauner’s rejection of the measure is a boost for car-sharing companies like Turo and Maven that allow car owners to “rent” their …

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Georgia Lawmakers Outlaw Hacking

Stock. Hacker Illustration With Binary Code

Georgia may be about to join most of the other states in the nation in making illegal to hack into a computer network. Peach State legislators voted last week to approve a bill making it illegal to access a computer or computer network without permission, whether or not any information …

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Times: Zuckerberg to Testify Before Congress

Mark Zuckerberg's Facebook Page

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has agreed to testify before a congressional committee about the company’s role in a third party’s use of its data to try to sway voters in the 2016 election, according to a report in the New York Times. The paper quoted unnamed people familiar with Zuckerberg’s …

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Facebook Has a New Notification … from Congress

Facebook Phone Screen

Facebook has a request, but it’s not exactly a friend request. Officials from the social media company are expected to meet with staff from the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee  on Capitol Hill this week to discuss the alleged misuse of private user data from the platform by campaign …

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NY Mayor Calls for Plastic Bag Ban

plastic grocery bags

New York Mayor Bill de Blasio is calling for a ban on plastic grocery bags in the city. LedeTree “We need to ban plastic bags — the time for debate on this is over,” de Blasio tweeted on Sunday, along with a link to an editorial in the New York …

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