Over the last two decades, the power and connectivity of mobile devices have taken unimaginable strides. Whether you use a smartphone to shop online, track your exercise regime with a smartwatch, make a doctor’s appointment, or play music using Wi-Fi-connected speakers, these devices have revolutionized the way we live, play, and work. And it’s just […]
For too long, a slanted tax code and uncertainty about the tax status of digital sales has hurt consumers and businesses engaged in digital commerce. By passing the Digital Goods and Services Tax Fairness Act of 2018, Congress would bring fairness to one of the most innovative and vibrant sectors of our economy. This is […]
As the new legislative session begins, Congress should act quickly to enact the Digital Goods and Services Tax Fairness Act of 2018. Consumers and businesses deserve a fair tax system that neither favors nor penalizes digital commerce. You can read the entire op-ed at The Hill.
Spending on 5G network infrastructure is expected to jump from $528 million in 2018 to $26 billion in 2022, producing a compound annual growth rate of 118 percent. Cumulatively, Moor Insights & Strategy estimates the infrastructure spending on 5G by 2025 will exceed $326 billion. The research firm, Analysis Mason analyzed and ranked ten countries […]
China seems to regard cyberattacking as a venue in which it can compete, or even win, against the U.S. There is no single source for Chinese hacking. There appear to be groups closely affiliated with China’s intelligence organizations and groups with a more commercial footing. Chinese hackers have purposes ranging from political influence to monetary […]
Very low earth orbit satellites (VLEO) will provide a fresh source of bandwidth to consumers in the next 6 to 10 years. VLEO’s are intended to play a significant role in connecting consumers’ Internet of Things devices to the web. They will provide an especially useful pathway to the internet for the approximately 3.5 billion […]
Friday’s headline reported that Marriott’s computer records were hacked, exposing information on 500 million of their hotel guests. The problem of compromised online data is rampant. In the first nine months of 2018, cyber breaches exposed 3.8 billion customer records according to Risk Based Security. Only this past October, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid’s […]
The following statement can be attributed to Steve Pociask, President of the American Consumer institute, regarding today’s FCC adoption of a declaratory ruling classifying text messaging as an information service: “The FCC’s decision to classify text messaging as an ‘information service’ will help ensure that consumers continue to benefit from the sophisticated tools that have […]
The FCC is poised to defeat an effort to make it easier for spammers and other bad actors to bombard users through text messaging. Consumers should rejoice. This op-ed is available at The Hill.
The midterm election may have been exhumed the worst regulatory pox ever seen in the high-tech world – network neutrality. If you venture far left in the Congress, you’ll stumble into a network neutrality caucus gearing up to re-impose network neutrality. Network neutrality has a disturbing history. In 2005, it started as a few useful […]