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TV Spectrum Changes Will Affect Millions of Viewers

On Nov. 17, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) released new tools to assist more than 150 broadcasters as they continue the process of transitioning TV stations onto new channels following the FCC incentive auction. The incentive auction is designed to ease congestion on existing wireless networks.

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IT Staffs Focusing on Legislative Security

Look at any news program or check online and, chances are you’ll see a story about a data breach, state-sponsored hacks or other cybersecurity threats.

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Blocking and Banning Followers and Friends By Legislators

The average state legislature has 58 percent of all members on Facebook and 65 percent of all members on Twitter, according to one source. As public officials, they’ve likely had more than their share of online “trolls” following and friending them. But can they block or ban these individuals from their official or personal accounts?

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SCOTUS to Review Warrantless Searches of Cellphone Location Data

In this case, the U.S. Supreme Court will decide whether police must obtain warrants per the Fourth Amendment to require wireless carriers to provide cell-site data.

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Presidential Order Aims to Strengthen Cybersecurity of Federal Networks, Infrastructure

The president issued an executive order on May 11 that aims to improve cybersecurity across the federal network..

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The Paranoia Might Be Real - Can Your App Hear You Now?

We can’t confirm whether the people on TV can see you, but the apps on your cell phone or other mobile devices may be listening to you.

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Add NCSL’s Online Democracy Award to Your Trophy Case

Now in its 12th year, the Online Democracy Award recognizes a state legislative website that stands out for making democracy user-friendly.

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Regulating Drones Near State Capitols

 A handful of states regulate the operation of drones near state capitol buildings.

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Microsoft Pulls Back Curtains on Cybersecurity for Lawmakers' Visit

With states collecting a vast amount of data, the risk of a breach or exposure is imminent and lawmakers are determining how to respond. This past December, 26 legislators and legislative staff from 11 states headed to Microsoft’s headquarters in Redmond, Wash., to learn more about the threats states face and what can be done about them.

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Keeping Legislators and Citizens with Disabilities in the Loop

Legislative sessions in four states began this year with new assistive technologies in place that will help those with disabilities be fully involved in the legislative process.

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This blog offers updates on the National Conference of State Legislatures' research and training, the latest on federalism and the state legislative institution, and posts about state legislators and legislative staff. The blog is edited by NCSL staff and written primarily by NCSL's experts on public policy and the state legislative institution.