Managing Huawei 5G Security Risks

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 […]

Comparing 5G Progress Against Expectations

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. […]

Will That Be A Transplant Or Stem Cell Today?

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 […]

Updating KidVid Rules Is Good for Everyone

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 Game Security

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 […]

HouseCanary case reveals broader problems with intellectual property policies

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 […]

Pennsylvania Consumers Will Benefit from Cooperative 5G Siting Regulations

The next generation of broadband, 5G, runs as a wireless service about 70 times faster than today’s broadband network. The 5G network capacity will accommodate far more connections that are available today. In the wider community, 5G will support the operation of driverless vehicles to transport people and goods. Telemedicine will operate between clinics, patients […]

FCC Renews Its Charter for the Consumer Advisory Committee

Today, the Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission announced the renewal of the charter of the Commission’s Consumer Advisory Committee, the appointment of members for the  two-year term, and the Committee’s next meeting. The announcement selected 25 groups and individuals to participate on the committee and appointed Steve Pociask, president of ACI, as the Committee’s […]