Tag: Tech

Policy, State & Local

Connecticut governor says new bill would enable more digital services

February 25, 2020

Via: StateScoop

Many state leaders say they want to create a government that uses technology to become more efficient and convenient for its residents, but in Connecticut, there are regulations impeding such development. Legislation introduced earlier this month by Gov. Ned Lamont […]

Software, Tech

Pentagon adopts new ethical principles for using AI in war

February 24, 2020

Via: Fortune

The Pentagon is adopting new ethical principles as it prepares to accelerate its use of artificial intelligence technology on the battlefield. The new principles call for people to “exercise appropriate levels of judgment and care” when deploying and using AI […]

Mobility, Networking, Tech

Trump report bizarrely claims net neutrality repeal raised incomes $50B a year

February 21, 2020

Via: ArsTechnica

A new White House report claims without convincing evidence that eliminating consumer-protection rules in the broadband industry has boosted real incomes by tens of billions of dollars per year. Including a supposed improvement to “consumer welfare,” the report claims an […]

Federal, Policy

As Walmart grows in e-commerce, investors look for a plan to stem the losses

February 17, 2020


As Walmart’s online sales grow, the retailer has seen another number grow, too: Its e-commerce losses. Analysts are waiting to see whether those losses have peaked or if they’ll continue to rise. The Bentonville, Arkansas-based retailer is spending heavily to […]

Networking Security, Security

Privacy Experts Skeptical of Proposed Data Protection Agency

February 13, 2020

Via: Threat Post

A new federal bureaucracy, the Data Protection Agency (DPA), has been proposed to completely revamp how the U.S. government regulates data collection and misuse by big tech companies. However, while privacy experts call the agency a “good first step,” they […]

Federal, Policy

US Department of Justice charges Huawei with conspiracy to steal trade secrets

February 13, 2020

Via: TechSpot

This news comes straight from the horse’s mouth — the DOJ published a press release discussing its decision today. The alleged Huawei subsidiaries impacted by this investigation include Huawei Device Co. Ltd., Huawei Device USA Inc. Futurewei Technologies Inc., and […]

Infrastructure, Wireless Infrastructure

All four major US wireless carriers are suffering outages right now

January 31, 2020

Via: BGR

If you happen to notice problems with your cell phone and connectivity today, you’re not alone. Reports have been streaming in of major outages at all four of the big US wireless carriers, including Verizon, T-Mobile, Sprint, and AT&T (as […]

Attacks & Breaches, Security

Citrix releases new patches to plug critical server vulnerability

January 24, 2020

Via: ZDnet

Citrix has released a new round of security updates to resolve a critical vulnerability exposing thousands of servers to code execution attacks. The vulnerability at the heart of the matter is CVE-2019-19781, a directory traversal security flaw that can be […]

Mobility, Tech

Apple expected to start production of new low-cost iPhone in February

January 22, 2020

Via: Fortune

Apple Inc. suppliers plan to begin assembling a new low-cost iPhone in February, people familiar with the plan said, as the company looks to address a wider swath of the global smartphone market ahead of its 5G handsets later this […]

Federal, Policy

France agrees to press pause on digital tax aimed at US tech companies

January 21, 2020

Via: ZDnet

French President Emmanuel Macron and the US President Donald Trump have agreed to pause the digital trade war that had been brewing over the few months between the two nations. Tensions escalated after France passed a digital services tax in […]