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Jon Brodkin / Ars Technica:
US appeals court has blocked the FCC's attempt to pull a broadband subsidy for low income households in tribal areas, staying the FCC decision pending appeal   —  FCC trying to kill $25 subsidy in urban areas and limit subsidy in rural areas.  —  A US appeals court has blocked …
Aug 13, 2018, 11:15 PMIn context
Dan Goodin / Ars Technica:
Researcher details how vulnerabilities and misconfigurations in wireless gateways could put emergency first responders and critical infrastructure at risk   —  Gateways are supposed to make cops safer.  Many leak their locations in real time.  —  In late 2016, security researcher Justin Shattuck …
Aug 11, 2018, 10:25 PMIn context
Jon Brodkin / Ars Technica:
Trade group says Verizon lied about its 4G LTE coverage, potentially preventing smaller carriers from obtaining funding to expand in underserved rural areas   —  “Sham coverage map” could prevent rural carriers from getting network funding.  —  Verizon “grossly overstated” …
Aug 8, 2018, 11:00 AMIn context
Jon Brodkin / Ars Technica:
Study: listed speeds for 11 ISPs drop as much as 41% after new UK truth-in-advertising rule   —  Only one of top 12 ISPs raised listed speed after new truth-in-advertising rule.  —  Most broadband providers in the UK “have been forced to cut the headline speeds they advertise when selling deals” …
Aug 7, 2018, 7:30 PMIn context
Timothy B. Lee / Ars Technica:
Tesla says it's making an AI chip for Autopilot, coming next year, backward compatible with current-gen Tesla vehicles and faster than Nvidia chips being used   —  Tesla tapped an Apple chip guru to design next-generation AI chips.  —  Tesla is creating its own chips optimized for machine learning …
Aug 5, 2018, 8:04 PMIn context
Jon Brodkin / Ars Technica:
FCC approves new One Touch Make Ready rule that lets companies prepare utility poles themselves for new fiber services   —  One Touch Make Ready prevents big ISPs from delaying competitors' construction.  —  The Federal Communications Commission today approved new rules that could let Google Fiber …
Aug 2, 2018, 10:25 PMIn context
Sean Gallagher / Ars Technica:
A deep look at Mueller's mid-July indictment of Russia's GRU officers and how they hacked the Clinton campaign, the DNC, and DCCC before the 2016 election   —  Latest Mueller indictment offers excruciating details to confirm known election pwnage.  —  In a press briefing just two weeks ago …
Jul 28, 2018, 4:10 PMIn context
Cyrus Farivar / Ars Technica:
In a test conducted by the ACLU, Amazon's Rekognition facial recognition tech erroneously matched 28 members of Congress, 6 of them black, to criminal mugshots   —  ACLU: “And running the entire test cost us $12.33—less than a large pizza."  —  The American Civil Liberties Union …
Jul 26, 2018, 8:55 AMIn context
Jon Brodkin / Ars Technica:
FCC will now take your comments on whether to allow T-Mobile/Sprint merger   —  FCC starts public interest review—petitions to deny merger must be in by Aug. 27.  —  The Federal Communications Commission will accept petitions from now until August 27 to deny the $26 billion T-Mobile USA/Sprint merger …
Jul 20, 2018, 12:20 PMIn context
Dan Goodin / Ars Technica:
In iOS 11.4.1, Apple fixed a longstanding bug that caused some region-specific iOS devices to crash when “Taiwan” was typed or Taiwan flag emojis were displayed   —  Apple fixed the denial-of-service flaw in update released Monday.  —  The iOS 11.4.1 update Apple released Monday …
Jul 11, 2018, 2:15 PMIn context

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