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Tag: Policy


Infrastructure, Networking

FCC ‘looking into’ reported error throwing broadband deployment numbers off by millions

March 8, 2019

Via: Tech Crunch

It’s the FCC’s official duty to promote connectivity throughout the U.S., and as part of that it issues a yearly report on improvements to broadband deployment. The latest report, however, seems to contain an error large enough to throw its […]


Networking Security, Security

Zuckerberg: Facebook will shift focus to private networks instead of open ones

March 7, 2019

Via: ArsTechnica

On Wednesday, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg published a more-than-3,000-word blog post that seems to declare a major shift in Facebook’s strategy. In it, he says he believes that “a privacy-focused communications platform will become even more important than today’s open […]


Federal, Infrastructure, Policy, Unified Communications

Trump to staff on AT&T/Time Warner merger: “I want that deal blocked!”

March 5, 2019

Via: ArsTechnica

President Donald Trump tried to pressure the Department of Justice into blocking AT&T’s acquisition of Time Warner Inc., according to a new report by The New Yorker. However, White House staff apparently ignored the president’s orders to pressure the DOJ, […]


Federal, Policy

Huawei reportedly plans to sue US government over ban

March 4, 2019

Via: Tech Crunch

Huawei’s already proven that a ban in the world’s second largest smartphone market won’t hamper its rapid success, but the company still won’t go down in the States without a fight. Word is that the consumer electronics giant is planning […]


Attacks & Breaches, Security

FBI, Air Force investigators mapped North Korean botnet to aid shutdown

January 31, 2019

Via: ArsTechnica

On January 30, the US Department of Justice announced that it had partnered with the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Air Force Office of Special Investigations to engage in a campaign to “map and further disrupt” a botnet tied […]


Networking Security, Security

Apple bans Facebook’s Research app that paid users for data

January 30, 2019

Via: Tech Crunch

In the wake of TechCrunch’s investigation yesterday, Apple blocked Facebook’s Research VPN app before the social network could voluntarily shut it down. The Research app asked users for root network access to all data passing through their phone in exchange […]


Federal, Networking Security, Policy, Security

Huawei ‘disappointed,’ denies charges

January 29, 2019

Via: Tech Crunch

The long-simmering battle between the U.S. government and Huawei heated up last night when the U.S. DOJ announced that it is pursuing criminal charges against the Chinese hardware maker. Huawei has, unsurprisingly, denied all wrongdoing, issuing a statement to the […]


Federal, Policy

US appeals court says California can set its own Low Carbon Fuel Standard

January 23, 2019

Via: ArsTechnica

Late last week, the US Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit published an opinion (PDF) stating that California’s regulation of fuel sales based on a lifecycle analysis of carbon emissions did not violate federal commerce rules. Since 2011, California […]


Federal, Mobility, Policy, Tech

Report: DOJ pursuing criminal charges against Huawei for theft of tech

January 17, 2019

Via: ArsTechnica

In the wake of a civil lawsuit by T-Mobile and other telecommunications companies against the Chinese networking and telecommunications company Huawei, the US Department of Justice is reportedly conducting a criminal investigation of the company. According to a Wall Street […]


Federal, Policy

Feds forcing mass fingerprint unlocks is an abuse of power, judge rules

January 15, 2019

Via: ArsTechnica

According to a new ruling issued last week by a federal magistrate in Oakland, California, the government can’t get a warrant granting permission to turn up at a local house allegedly connected to a criminal suspect, seize all digital devices, […]