Category Archives: NAA News

Why the Feds want to make it easier for them to get into your phone

The Justice Department wants to add a feature to your smartphone shopping list: “responsible encryption.”

In an Oct. 10 speech at the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland., Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein made a case to step back from what the tech industry generally sees as an advance in security: “warrant-proof” encryption on devices that even court-authorized investigators can’t unlock.

Instead, he urged tech firms to adopt...

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California Air Resources Board to Break Ground Headquarters in Riverside

New state-of-the-art research facility and Southern California headquarters for the California Air Resources Board

RIVERSIDE, Calif. – The California Air Resources Board (CARB) breaks ground Friday, October 27, on its new state-of-the-art Southern California headquarters in Riverside. The 380,000-square-foot building, designed to accommodate a staff of 460, will house one of the largest and most advanced vehicle emissions testing and research facilities in the world. Read more...
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Worldwide Laptop Ban for Checked-In Bags Recommended by FAA

The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration has come up with a proposal that bans larger electronic devices, such as laptops, from going onboard international flights in checked bags. The United Nations will be studying the proposal over the coming months. Lithium-ion batteries could start a fire in a plane's cargo hold, one that the smaller fire extinguishers on a typical plane may not be able to suppress. At worst, it could "lead to the loss of the aircraft," according to the proposal as...
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