Tag: politics

Signal says it can’t allow government access to users’ chats

“Last week, the Australian government passed the country’s controversial Access and Assistance Bill 2018 into law, legislation that allows government agencies to demand access to encrypted communications. Companies that don’t comply with the new law could face fines of up to AU$10 million ($7.” View More

Up to 9.5 million net neutrality comments were made with stolen identities

Amazon is seeking FCC permission to conduct wireless technology tests

“Last week, Amazon.com filed an application with the Federal Communications Commission, seeking permission to run experiments on a number of frequency bands that might have some connection to the company’s work with delivery drones.” View More

Federal Encryption Battle Could Spread to WhatsApp

“The New York Times reports that government officials are debating how to gain access to encrypted WhatsApp messages that have been approved for monitoring by a federal judge in a criminal investigation.” View More

10 Commandments Removed from State Capitol per Oklahoma Supreme Court

“A monument of the Ten Commandments was removed by workers this week from the grounds of the Oklahoma State Capitol per the order of the state Supreme Court.” View More

Rightscorp Offered Internet Provider a Cut of Piracy Settlements

“Rightscorp, the piracy monetization company that works with Warner Bros. and other prominent copyright holders, goes to great lengths to reach allegedly pirating subscribers.” View More

The Ambassador who worked from a Nairobi bathroom to avoid State Dept. IT

“The current scandal roiling over the use of a private e-mail server by former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is just the latest in a series of scandals surrounding government e-mails.” View More

AT&T defends unlimited data throttling, says the FTC can’t stop it

“The Federal Trade Commission cannot prevent AT&T from throttling unlimited data customers because of AT&T’s status as a common carrier, the company claimed in a motion to dismiss an FTC lawsuit this week.” View More

Google Fiber’s latest FCC filing is Comcast’s nightmare come to life

“What’s every incumbent ISP’s worst nightmare? If we had to guess, it looks something like the filing that Google just made with the Federal Communications Commission.” View More

Supreme Court, in Big Leap, Plans to Put Filings Online

“WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court will soon join other federal courts in making briefs and other filings available electronically, Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. announced Wednesday.” View More

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