A trio of top Senate lawmakers is commencing a new push today to regulate the political ads that appear on Facebook, Google and Twitter, as Congress seeks to thwart the Russian government from spreading disinformation ahead of another U.S. election…. Read More ›
A coalition of advocacy groups is urging the Federal Trade Commission to investigate whether smartwatches for children pose security and privacy risks. Read more at MediaPost.
Amid a historic spike in U.S. traffic fatalities, federal data on the danger of distracted driving are getting worse. Read more at Bloomberg.
When the former head of the Department of Homeland Security and current White House Chief of Staff’s personal smartphone gets hacked, nothing good can happen. Read more at Wired.
A new federal report affirms what many consumers have experienced for themselves: There’s a functioning and competitive marketplace for cellular service. Read more at The Washington Post.
Trump’s top telecommunications official is calling on Apple to take a step to boost public safety in natural disasters. There’s just one problem: Apple says it can’t. Read more at CNN.
Pact, an exercise application started in 2011, agreed to pay $940,000 as part of a settlement with the Federal Trade Commission after allegations that it defrauded users. The app asked users to set up “pacts,” or promises to exercise or… Read More ›
A new technology could detect when people are texting while driving. Read more at The Washington Post.
Apple has made the controversial move to cut down on how many cookies advertisers can place on users’ devices, with changes coming to iPhones, iPads and Macs. Read more at Netimperative.
When the FCC began collecting data last month for its yearly review of America’s broadband infrastructure, critics were quick to flag questions about how, if at all, to count increasingly popular satellite, mobile and fixed wireless broadband options as part of the… Read More ›