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Feds to Probe Apple Over Updates That Slow Older iPhones

(Bloomberg)  The U.S. Department of Justice and the Securities and Exchange Commission are investigating whether Apple Inc. violated securities laws concerning its disclosures about a software update that slowed older iPhone models, according to people familiar with the matter. The government has requested information from the company, according to the people, who asked not to […]

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AT&T Captures Classified NSA Tech Contract

(Nextgov)  Following a resolved bid protest, the National Security Agency can now begin work with telecommunications giant AT&T on the second of three massive tech contracts that make up the agency’s classified Groundbreaker program. The Government Accountability Office denied a protest last week, filed by losing bidder DXC Technology, allowing AT&T to begin executing on an IT contract […]

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The next generation of smartphone cameras could see through walls

(PC Authority)  The latest camera research is shifting from increasing the number of megapixels towards fusing data with computational processing You may be pleased with the camera technology in your latest smartphone, which can recognise your face  and take slow-mo video in ultra-high definition, but these technological feats are just the start of a larger […]

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AT&T Calls for Legislation to Prevent Unfair Censorship on Google, Facebook

(Breitbart)  AT&T called for an “Internet Bill of Rights” and argued that Facebook and Google should also be subjected to rules that would prevent unfair censorship on their platforms. AT&T, one of the largest telecommunications companies, called for Congress to enact an “Internet Bill of Rights” which would subject Facebook, Google, and other content providers […]

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Meltdown and Spectre: Here’s what Intel, Apple, Microsoft, others are doing about it

(ARS Technica)  The Meltdown and Spectre flaws—two related vulnerabilities that enable a wide range of information disclosure from every mainstream processor, with particularly severe flaws for Intel and some ARM chips—were originally revealed privately to chip companies, operating system developers, and cloud computing providers. That private disclosure was scheduled to become public some time next […]

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Streaming becomes mainstream as cord-cutting accelerates

  (Chicago Tribune)  Cord-cutting is not just for millennials anymore. Fed up with high prices and bloated packages, millions of Americans cut the cord on cable TV in 2017, finding refuge with a growing number of streaming services, which deliver lower prices and a competitive channel lineup over the internet. “This was really the year […]

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FCC Set to Dismantle Net-Neutrality Regime

(Wall Street Journal)  WASHINGTON—The Federal Communications Commission on Thursday is set to roll back far-reaching rules governing how internet-service providers treat traffic on their networks, a move expected to empower cable and wireless providers and transform consumers’ online experience. The 2015 “net neutrality” rules were one of the signature regulatory actions of the Obama administration, […]