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Cuomo Pushes Plastic Bag Ban Bill

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New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has introduced a bill in the state legislature to ban single-use, plastic carryout bags anywhere in the Empire State. If passed by lawmakers in Albany, the prohibition would start at the beginning of next year. The Democratic governor last year blocked a New York City bill that …

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Government Tech: Are Governments Equipped to Deal With Cybersecurity?

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Government Tech: The breach of India’s national ID database Aadhaar raises concerns as to whether governments are equipped to deal appropriately with today’s cybersecurity landscape Gabrielle Orum Hernández | Legaltech News In 2009, Indian officials first pitched the idea for Aadhaar, an online national identification system containing personal and biometric information. …

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If You Want to See What America Would be Like if it Ditched Net Neutrality, Just Look at Portugal

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The Federal Communications Commission is planning to ditch net neutrality, which requires internet providers to treat all data online equally. A Portuguese internet provider shows what the American internet could look like if net neutrality is scrapped. One company charges people more for additional data based on the kind of …

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California Pot Rules Open Way for Potentially Larger Fields

George Bianchini, left, chief executive officer of Medi-Cone, which produces pre-rolled medicinal marijuana cigarettes, talks with Jeff Ferro, a member of the Cannabis Advisory Committee, at the committee’s first meeting Thursday, Nov. 16, 2017, in Sacramento, Calif. The committee released the rules governing the nation’s largest legal recreation marijuana market. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — California released long-awaited rules Thursday that will govern the state’s emerging legal marijuana industry, while potentially opening the way for larger-scale cultivation that some fear could strangle small-farm growers. Michael R. Blood | Associated Press The thicket of emergency regulations will allow the state to begin …

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