As hackers continue to exploit piracy devices, government entities like the FTC and state attorneys general should do even more to alert consumers of these risks and target bad actors. Maybe it’s time for Congress to take note. You can read this piece in The Hill.
Telecom equipment that is acceptable for use in the US is inspected by the FCC. The analog and digital computers that switch connections from origin to destination have the capability to conduct wiretapping or other stealthy monitoring as a court might order to help law enforcement. Those capabilities are well known and operated with proper […]
Putting the government in charge of 5G deployment would serve special interests, not the public interest. Read this piece on a proposal to make big government build and own the next generation wireless broadband network — Town Hall.
Huawei 5G equipment carries an inherent security risk because the gear can contain covert circuitry capable of analyzing others’ information and reporting back to Beijing, or creating a cascade of failures. Huawei ‘s tight relationship with and funding from the Chinese government and military makes it a unique cyber risk if it were deployed in […]
Read why a proposal to create a government monopoly for 5G is exactly the wrong public policy. In Race for 5G, Trust the Private-Sector to Deliver
5G carries a heavy burden of promises. 5G truly is one of the important next waves in innovation. With any new deployment, there could always be some rough edges in early performance. As with many new communications technologies, promoters tend to be overly optimistic when describing the speed, capacity, latency, coverage, available hardware and cost. […]
Advances in genetic research are occurring rapidly and that work paves the way for genetic therapies from local clinics across the U.S. In some instances, patients face a choice for repairing a damaged organ through transplant surgery or through stem cell therapy. Surgery may remain the best choice for patients who arrive in a hospital’s […]
A large coalition of consumer advocacy groups and public policy organizations is urging the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to adapt its KidVid rules governing children’s educational programming to the changing media landscape. “In light of the significant transformations in the children’s video programming marketplace in the decades since the Commission adopted many of the KidVid […]
Video games, especially online video games, can expose players to cyberattacks. The attacks come both from unsafe behaviors by the players and from inadequate security in the servers hosting the games. Many games require players to have credit cards registered with the server so they can pay for special treatment or game artifacts, such as […]
One of the largest verdicts ever in a dispute over trade secrets came last year when a Texas jury awarded $706 million to HouseCanary, a housing data analytics startup that alleged that its intellectual property had been stolen by a rival. The case is on appeal after new revelations seem to have exposed an elaborate […]