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Infrastructure, Networking, Wireless Infrastructure

NYC advances citywide 5G deployment with call to vendors

June 14, 2018

Via: StateScoop

New York City’s Department of Information Technology and Telecommunications, or DOITT, is accepting proposals from firms to work with the city on installing 5G mobile internet technology to provide better coverage for residents. The winning firms will become franchisees of […]


Federal, Policy

Supreme Court hands Trump win in China antitrust case

June 14, 2018

Via: CNBC – Top News

The U.S. Supreme Court sided with the Trump administration and against China on Thursday on a disputed aspect of their fraught trade relationship, throwing out a lower court ruling that had allowed two Chinese vitamin C makers to escape $148 […]


Mobile Security, Mobility, Security, Software, Tech

Apple bans developers from creating, selling user Contacts databases

June 13, 2018

Via: ArsTechnica

Apple is trying to make it harder for developers to abuse users’ information collected through apps. According to a report from Bloomberg, Apple updated its App Store Review Guidelines last week with more detailed rules on what developers can do […]


Infrastructure, Networking, Unified Communications

Why it’s getting harder to find sharable federal spectrum

June 13, 2018

Via: FCW

The government is sitting on a goldmine of radio spectrum that could be used to accelerate 5G deployment, but crafting a coordinated policy to get there is complicated. One obvious way is to provide incentives for federal agencies to relinquish […]


Attacks & Breaches, Security, Uncategorized

For almost 11 years, hackers could easily bypass 3rd-party macOS signature checks

June 12, 2018

Via: ArsTechnica

For almost 11 years, hackers have had an easy way to get macOS malware past the scrutiny of a host of third-party security tools by tricking them into believing the malicious wares were signed by Apple, researchers said Tuesday. Digital […]


Federal, Policy

Republican senators move to block Trump’s deal to revive ZTE

June 12, 2018

Via: ArsTechnica

Last week the Trump administration announced a deal to lift a ban on US companies exporting technology to Chinese smartphone maker ZTE. ZTE has been largely shut down since the ban was announced last month, because the company depends heavily […]


Applications, Data Center, Infrastructure, Software, Tech

How AI Can Combat Labor Displacement

June 11, 2018

Via: InformationWeek

Artificial intelligence just might be as much a prevention or cure for job loss as a cause. As artificial intelligence enters all aspects of our everyday lives, we must contend with the potential social, economic, and managerial consequences of large-scale […]


Big Data, Tech

Splunk to Acquire Software Problem-Solver VictorOps for $120 Million

June 11, 2018

Via: Fortune

Big data-cruncher Splunk is acquiring VictorOps, a Boulder, Colo.-based startup whose tools help software developers collaborate and resolve engineering issues, for $120 million mostly in cash with some stock equity. The deal is expected to close before August. Doug Merritt, […]


Federal, Policy

Ajit Pai’s FCC lied about “DDoS” attack, ex-chair’s statement indicates

June 8, 2018

Via: ArsTechnica

There was no DDoS attack against the Federal Communications Commission comments system in 2014, former FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler said this week. Wheeler’s statement disputes claims made by the FCC under current Chairman Ajit Pai, who is under fire for […]


Software, Tech

Yahoo Messenger is shutting down on July 17, redirects users to group messaging app Squirrel

June 8, 2018

Via: Tech Crunch

It’s the end of an era for Yahoo Messenger, one of the first instant messaging apps on the market that introd. Today, Oath (which also owns TechCrunch) announced that it would be winding down the service on July 17 as […]