Michigan poised to ban most state workers' use of encrypted messaging


Lawmakers voted unanimously to block state workers from using apps like Signal and WhatsApp on their government-issued devices, citing the state's open-records laws.

Colorado passes bill encouraging blockchain adoption by agencies


For storing sensitive information and encouraging new investment in the state, lawmakers say blockchain — the digital recordkeeping system behind bitcoin — has an "if you build it, they will come" appeal.

California bill mandating cell phone encryption backdoors fails


The controversial legislation died in committee following stiff resistance from privacy advocates and even federal lawmakers.