Commonwealth of Massachusetts

As Right to Repair Effort Falters, Massachusetts moves to study Impact

After failing to move a bill to enshrine a right to repair consumer electronics to a vote, the state lawmakers in Massachusetts are pushing to study the economic impact of right to repair legislation.

Hungry for Cyber Warriors, Military Weighs Image, Lifestyle Changes

In brief: As cyber threats increase, the U.S. military is considering big changes to attract and retain talent, from loosening standards on grooming to shorter, mission-based deployments.

Right to Repair Laws in 5 States Target Smart Device Aftermarket Monopolies

In-brief: Five states are considering “right to repair” legislation that would allow independent shops and consumers to service their own¬†connected stuff. No surprise: Apple isn’t happy about it.

Update: Smart Cities Seek Security, Privacy Expertise

In-brief: Cities and state governments often lack the expertise in cyber security that could help them properly assess the risks of smart city projects, including so-called “cyber physical” risks. (Editor’s note: updated with comments from Chris Rezendes of INEX.)