Last month, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) issued an order to streamline the deployment of the next generation of wireless telecommunications technology, 5G. This measure is a significant victory for American consumers. Upgrading the nation’s wireless communications infrastructure to 5G will mean lower latency and Internet speeds at least ten times faster than what current […]
This news article discusses ACI’s latest research on privacy and security. It can be read at ZDNET.
If you use a Wi-Fi router in your home, there’s a good chance you’re at risk for cyberattack, according to a new study. The American Consumer Institute (ACI) analyzed 186 devices from 14 different manufacturers and found that 83 percent of routers sold in the United States have security vulnerabilities — that’s 5 of 6 […]
A draft executive order from the White House complaining about bias in social media said the proposed order commands federal agencies to “thoroughly investigate whether any online platform has acted in violation of the antitrust laws.” The leaked White House document is more about allegations of bias against President Trump than it is about antitrust […]
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Washington, D.C. (September 26, 2018)— “5 of every 6 routers are inadequately updated for known security flaws, leaving connected devices open to cyberattacks that can compromise consumer privacy and lead to financial loss,” according to a new study released today by the American Consumer Institute. The study, “Securing IoT Devices: How Safe […]
Facebook is involved in at least two instances of U.S. litigation defending its facial and biometric recognition practices. Privacy advocates filed a complaint with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) saying that Facebook gives itself “the ability to scan user photos for biometric facial matches without consent,” and thereby violates the user’s privacy. The advocates say […]
Removing barriers to deployment is key to encouraging private investment for broadband services. Today, ACI joined a large group of think tanks in filing comments to proceedings on accelerating wireless and wireline broadband infrastructure. The letter is available online.
A new study shows that many popular apps on our smartphones contain known vulnerabilities that are not being patched by applications providers, leaving consumer information and devices at risk. To read this article, visit the Daily Caller
Today, a coalition of nonprofit organizations sent a letter to Congress urging them to streamline regulations to encourage investment and the deployment of 5G wireless broadband services that consumers are demanding. The letter can be viewed here.
In “an offensive step forward.” the Trump Administration discarded President Obama’s policy on cyberattack and cyber defense (also known as Presidential Policy Directive-20 or PPD-20). Trump’s replacement “cyber deterrence plan” was ready in mid-May, but its release was delayed because of disputes over retaliatory hacking measures. Meanwhile nation state cyberattacks continue and handwringing has been […]