A former employee of a water district plant in Ellsworth, Kan., allegedly logged in and attempted to tamper with the public drinking water system. This is just one of several recent hacks on water systems nationwide.
By Jonathan Shorman and Steve Vockrodt, The Kansas City Star | April 13, 2021
A congressional hearing last month took up the sticky issue of when and how to hold companies like Facebook, Google and Twitter accountable for misinformation. Lawmakers are now faced with a regulatory maze.
By Julia Edinger, Government Technology | April 13, 2021
At least 60 law enforcement agencies across the state likely used the controversial facial recognition app that mines photos from social media users without their consent. In total, the app was used up to 5,000 times.
By Tyler Dukes, The News & Observer | April 7, 2021
Legislation modeled after California’s law, which was enacted last year and requires disclosures from companies that would collect and sell user data, has received bipartisan support from state legislators.
By Mary Ellen Klas, The Miami Herald | April 7, 2021
2020 marked a "record-breaking" year for cyber attacks against schools, according to a recent report. Now, education policy organizations are asking policymakers to step up to help mitigate security threats.
By Brandon Paykamian, Government Technology | March 30, 2021
If a government agency requests access to user data, the individual may only have 7 days to block the request. Advocates say the systems in place are unfair and don’t provide enough protections for data privacy.
By Johana Bhuiyan, Los Angeles Times | March 24, 2021