Tag: Policy

Federal, Infrastructure, Networking, Policy, Unified Communications

Ajit Pai killed rules that could have helped Florida recover from hurricane

October 19, 2018

Via: ArsTechnica

The Federal Communications Commission chairman slammed wireless carriers on Tuesday for failing to quickly restore phone service in Florida after Hurricane Michael, calling the delay “completely unacceptable.” But FCC Chairman Ajit Pai’s statement ignored his agency’s deregulatory blitz that left […]

Federal, Policy

Trump admin claims Calif. net neutrality law causes “irreparable harm” to US

October 2, 2018

Via: ArsTechnica

California’s net neutrality law is slated to take effect on January 1, 2019 unless the US government convinces a federal court to halt the law’s implementation. As we reported yesterday, the Department of Justice sued the state of California shortly […]

Applications, Infrastructure

How Face ID could be a game-changer for aggressive US border agents

October 1, 2018

Via: ArsTechnica

Apple’s Touch ID is already on its way out. Just five years ago, iPhones began getting the famed fingerprint scanner that makes unlocking your phone dozens of times a day even easier. But all of the new iPhones released this […]

Networking Security, Security, Uncategorized

France records big jump in privacy complaints since GDPR

September 25, 2018

Via: Tech Crunch

Another European data protection agency has reported a sharp rise in the numbers of complaints since the EU updated its privacy framework four months ago, when GDPR came into force, updating regional data protection rules and introducing much higher penalties […]

Infrastructure, Wireless Infrastructure

FCC angers cities and towns with $2 billion giveaway to wireless carriers

September 21, 2018

Via: ArsTechnica

The Federal Communications Commission’s plan for spurring 5G wireless deployment will prevent city and town governments from charging carriers about $2 billion worth of fees. The FCC proposal, to be voted on at its meeting on September 26, limits the […]

Federal, Networking Security, Policy, Security

Judge to Georgia voting officials: You’re terrible at digital security

September 18, 2018

Via: ArsTechnica

Georgia’s upcoming November 6, 2018 election will remain purely electronic and will not switch to paper to ward off potential hackers, a federal judge in Atlanta ruled on Monday evening. But as US District Judge Amy Totenberg wrote, she is […]

Federal, Policy

New bill would finally tear down federal judiciary’s ridiculous paywall

September 17, 2018

Via: ArsTechnica

Judicial records are public documents that are supposed to be freely available to the public. But for two decades, online access has been hobbled by a paywall on the judiciary’s website, called PACER (Public Access to Court Electronic Records), which […]

Federal, Policy

Apple, AT&T, Amazon, Google among tech giants called to Senate Commerce Committee

September 12, 2018

Via: Tech Crunch

If you weren’t done watching tech giants get grilled by lawmakers, mark your calendar for September 26 in what’s expected to be another riveting round of questioning. Policy chiefs from AT&T and Charter, along with senior executives at Apple, Amazon, […]

Applications, Infrastructure

Apple will require all apps to have a privacy policy as of October 3

August 31, 2018

Via: Tech Crunch

Apple is cracking down on apps that don’t communicate to users how their personal data is used, secured or shared. In an announcement posted to developers through the App Store Connect portal, Apple says that all apps, including those still […]

Software, Tech

Facebook violates Apple’s data-gathering rules, pulls VPN from App Store

August 23, 2018

Via: ArsTechnica

Facebook is the latest company to violate Apple’s new app guidelines surrounding data collection. According to a report by The Wall Street Journal, Facebook pulled Onavo Protect, a VPN app, from Apple’s App Store after the iPhone maker determined that […]