The FTC Votes Unanimously to Enforce Right to Repair

Reading Time: 6 minutes During an open commission meeting Wednesday, the Federal Trade Commission voted unanimously to enforce laws around the Right to Repair, thereby ensuring that US consumers will be able to repair their own electronic and automotive devices. The FTC’s endorsement of the rules is not a surprise outcome; the issue of Right to Repair has been … Read more

4 ways government using AI to track coronavirus – Engineering

Reading Time: 6 minutes As COVID-19 has been widely spread, governments across the globe are working in collaboration with local authorities and health-care providers to track, respond to and prevent the spread of disease caused by the coronavirus, health experts are turning to advanced analytics and artificial intelligence to augment current efforts to prevent further infection. Data and analytics have … Read more

Welfare schemes of the Government promoting girls education

Reading Time: 4 minutes New Delhi: Department of School Education and Literacy (DoSEL), Ministry of Education is implementing various welfare schemes for incentives for girls education. Under the Samagra Shiksha, there is a provision of Kasturba Gandhi Balika Vidyalayas (KGBVs) under Samagra Shiksha. KGBVs are residential schools from class VI to XII for girls belonging to disadvantaged groups such … Read more

Stimulus Check Sum Up: Tug-Of-War Between People & And The Government For Added Funds |

Reading Time: 4 minutes Stimulus Check announcements provided much-needed relief to the Americans. The government funding relieved people from the financial stranglehold to a large extent. However, there seems to be a noticeable difference between certain sections. While some families have managed to cope up, others’ conditions did not seem to improve. This has led to citizens getting vocal … Read more

Karnataka Government Plans To Create 1 Crore Jobs In Next Five Years

Reading Time: 7 minutes Karnataka Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa announced on Thursday that a new programme named Mission Yuva Samruddhi will create 1 crore job opportunities in the state over the next five years. For this, a task force has been formed, and its report is anticipated to be submitted soon, according to Yediyurappa. Yediyurappa was speaking at … Read more

As the Use of AI Spreads, Congress Looks to Rein It In

Reading Time: 7 minutes There’s bipartisan agreement in Washington that the US government should do more to support development of artificial intelligence technology. The Trump administration redirected research funding towards AI programs; President Biden’s science advisor Eric Lander said of AI last month that “America’s economic prosperity hinges on foundational investments in our technological leadership.” At the same time, … Read more

GSA blocks senator from reviewing documents used to approve Zoom for government use – TechCrunch

Reading Time: 13 minutes The General Services Administration has denied a senator’s request to review documents Zoom submitted to have its software approved for use in the federal government. The denial was in response to a letter sent by Democratic senator Ron Wyden to the GSA in May, expressing concern that the agency cleared Zoom for use by federal … Read more

The Next Covid-19 Battle Will Be About Vaccinating Kids

Reading Time: 7 minutes On Monday, the Tennessee Department of Health fired its top vaccine official, Michelle Fiscus. Her transgression: In May, she had sent a memo to pharmacies and physicians in the state, relaying a Tennessee Supreme Court decision that allows teens to seek medical care, including vaccinations, without their parents’ consent. At the time, the Food and … Read more

Joe Biden Wants You to Be Able to Fix Your Own Damn iPhones

Reading Time: 8 minutes Lobbyists and trade groups for big tech companies and equipment manufacturers have long argued that giving consumers more access to the tools required to fix products, whether a smartphone or a car, poses safety and security risks. The debate has gotten especially heated as more products become internet-connected, adding a software element to repairs that … Read more

German government bodies urged to remove their Facebook Pages before next year – TechCrunch

Reading Time: 18 minutes Germany’s federal information commissioner has run out of patience with Facebook. Last month, Ulrich Kelber wrote to government agencies “strongly recommend[ing]” they to close down their official Facebook Pages because of ongoing data protection compliance problems and the tech giant’s failure to fix the issue. In the letter, Kelber warns the government bodies that he … Read more