No matter what Americans do to protect their digital privacy, especially on our handheld devices, it’s impossible to keep up with new threats. Now, there’s a new risk to our privacy and security: Our cell phone numbers are being used… Read More ›
The Federal Communications Commission has levied its largest fine ever against a Florida-based robocall network responsible for nearly 100 million calls over the last three months of 2016. The calls used “neighborhood spoofing” technology to include local area codes and… Read More ›
Amazon was awarded a patent May 30 that could help it choke off a common issue faced by many physical stores: Customers’ use of smartphones to compare prices even as they walk around a shop. The phenomenon, often known as… Read More ›
Social media platforms found themselves under a magnifying glass in the wake of the terrorist attack in London, with Prime Minister Theresa May calling for greater government action to “regulate cyberspace” to curb terrorists’ use of online tools to promote… Read More ›
The U.S. Supreme Court agreed to decide whether law enforcement authorities must obtain a warrant before obtaining cell phone records that reveal individuals’ locations over time. Read more at MediaPost.
President Trump’s irate and irrational tweets have already gotten him in plenty of trouble, and will, no doubt, continue to be an issue as he pushes for approval of his controversial travel ban before the Supreme Court. Now, free speech… Read More ›
Without any fanfare, the Senate Sergeant at Arms recently told Senate staffers that Signal, widely considered by security researchers and experts to be the most secure encrypted messaging app, has been approved for use. Read more at Techdirt.
FCC Commissioner Mike O’Rielly, a Republican, says the agency should stop states from creating their own broadband privacy laws. FCC Chairman Ajit Pai recently expressed a similar idea. Read more at MediaPost.
As everyone on the planet expected, the FCC voted to repeal Obama-era net neutrality regulations today. Those regulations currently enable the agency to prevent internet service providers from favoring some websites and services over others. Read more at Venture Beat.