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FCC Chairman Thomas Wheeler wants to change the way consumers watch TV by eliminating mandatory set-top box rentals. So far, however, his cable box free future has remained elusively out of reach.
After seven months of debating, the FCC was scheduled to vote on the proposal on September 29, but ultimately removed it from [...]Continue Reading →
On July 3, 2015 By Travis Gray July 2, 2015
The Federal Aviation Administration made headlines last February when it proposed a new set of regulations for unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), popularly known as drones. Current FAA policy prohibits the commercial use of drones. Following significant criticism of the commercial UAS ban, Congress passed the FAA Modernization and Reform Act of 2012, instructing [...]Continue Reading →
On March 18, 2015 By Ryan Dewey March 19, 2015
Congress took another step this week in ensuring that we all have safe rides home on Saturday nights. A group of Congressional Democrats penned a letter to the CEOs of Uber, Sidecar, and Lyft demanding that the companies require their drivers to undergo more thorough background checks. This letter comes in the wake of [...]Continue Reading →
On February 12, 2015 By Edmund Semmes February 8, 2015
Last week, Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Tom Wheeler announced in an op-ed his plan proposing that the FCC use its Title II authority to “implement and enforce open Internet protections.” This plan follows closely the one described in President Obama’s net-neutrality statement released last November which recommended the use of Title [...]Continue Reading →
On September 25, 2014 By Chris Martucci September 24, 2014
With last week’s announcement of the new iPhone 6 and Apple Watch, the tech giant has come under scrutiny from lawmakers, regulators, and the general public. Just one week after Tim Cook, Apple’s chief executive officer, introduced the company’s latest offerings, Apple is seemingly running damage control. This may come as no surprise (to [...]Continue Reading →
The newly-enacted Chamber of Digital Commerce (CDC), a bitcoin lobbying group, brought more than thirty professionals from the bitcoin industry to Capitol Hill on August 29 in an effort to spread awareness about the digital currency.
The CDC’s goal is to provide information to lawmakers and the general public about the bitcoin technology in [...]Continue Reading →
Over the holiday season, Target suffered a highly publicized data breach affecting between 70 and 110 million customers, one of the largest breaches of retail data in history. This personally identifiable data was hacked, according to Target executives, by malware installed on point-of-sale devices in Target’s checkout lines. The malicious software — [...]Continue Reading →
We are likely all used to companies collecting information about our private online activity. Most top internet sites install tracking software that monitors activity across domains. With such pervasive internet surveillance already in place, one might ask what expectations of online privacy remain.
Despite open acknowledgement of private internet monitoring, most of the international community has [...]Continue Reading →
On January 21, 2011 By Joanna Barry January 19, 2011
On January 18th the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and the Department of Justice (DOJ) gave Comcast, the country’s largest cable company, the green-light to take over NBC Universal. Comcast already owns a handful of cable channels, including E! Entertainment and the Golf Channel. However, through its acquisition of a fifty-one percent stake in [...]Continue Reading →
Personal privacy suffered a huge blow on foreign soil earlier last week as Research in Motion, the Canadian-based manufacturer of BlackBerry communication devices, caved in response to the Indian government’s demand for access to encrypted information on the devices. Without such access, Indian officials claimed they would ban the use of BlackBerrys all together. [...]Continue Reading →
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