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SAFE Banking Act Heads To House Of Representatives Next Week

News – High Times We’re hovering on the brink of the first pro-marijuana federal legislation in an age. On Friday morning, the House confirmed that the Secure and Fair Enforcement (SAFE) Banking Act will be put to a vote next week. The proposed legislation is only the third piece of potential cannabis law to make […]

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California governor signs labor law meant to fix the gig economy

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links REUTERS/Kate Munsch It was really just a matter of time, but it’s now official: California Governor Gavin Newsom has signed the state’s Assembly Bill 5 into law. The measure is intended to reclassify many gig economy workers as employees by applying a test that determines whether or not they qualify […]

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California bill may fill data gaps in the criminal justice system

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links AP Photo/Eric Risberg Inconsistent data isn’t just a headache in the criminal justice system — it could make the difference between someone going free or serving time. California might do something about that soon, though. The state legislature has passed a bill, AB-1331, that would improve data handling for criminal […]

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US investigates escort and massage sites over human trafficking

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links dragana991 via Getty Images Backpage is no more, but US authorities are still determined to crack down on sites that enable human trafficking and other crimes. Wall Street Journal sources say Homeland Security, the Justice Department and others are reportedly investigating escort and massage sites Eros.com, EroticMonkey.ch and Rubmaps.ch to […]

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New York state bans sales of flavored e-cigarettes

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links REUTERS/Brendan McDermid New York isn’t waiting for the federal government to take action on teen vaping. Governor Andrew Cuomo has announced an “emergency executive action” that will ban sales of flavored e-cigarettes. The move will see the state Department of Health’s Commissioner hold an urgent meeting with the Public Health […]

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Uber intends to treat drivers as contractors despite California bill

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links JOSH EDELSON/AFP/Getty Images California is likely on the cusp of making gig companies treat independent contractors as employees, but Uber doesn’t think the potential law will change its business. In an update, legal chief Tony West maintained that Assembly Bill 5 (AB5) would let the ridesharing company continue to classify […]

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Comcast sues Maine over a law requiring a-la-carte cable offerings

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links gilaxia via Getty Images Cord cutting may seem like the new norm, but plenty of people still pay for cable TV. That doesn’t mean they’re happy with it though. This summer, in response to complaints that customers had to purchase an entire cable package just to watch one or two […]

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California is close to reclassifying gig economy workers as employees

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links ASSOCIATED PRESS The California State Senate has approved Assembly Bill 5, voting 29 to 11 in favor of requiring gig companies like Uber and Lyft to recognize independent contractors as employees. It’s not a law just yet — it has to go through the State Assembly and secure California Governor […]

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51 companies tell Congress it’s time to tackle data privacy

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links Phil Roeder via Getty Images The corporate world isn’t waiting around for Congress to get started on tougher data privacy laws. A group of 51 CEOs from the Business Roundtable advocacy group, including tech companies like Amazon, AT&T, IBM, Motorola and Qualcomm, have sent an open letter to House and […]

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Nintendo wins court case to block Switch piracy websites in the UK

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links Devindra Hardawar/Engadget Nintendo just scored another win in its ongoing crusade against pirates, although the consequences are slightly unusual this time around. The gaming giant has won a UK injunction that will have five major providers in the country (BT, EE, Sky, TalkTalk and Virgin) block four sites that distribute […]

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