Net neutrality terms to know

Federal Communications Commission (FCC) chairman Ajit Pai on Tuesday announced his plans to repeal the Obama-era regulations that dictate how providers treat the accessibility of content on the internet.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/11/21/net-neutrality-terms-to-know.html

Powered by WPeMatico

FCC Reverses Course on Internet Privacy Rules


The Federal Communications Commission and the Federal Trade Commission on Tuesday issued a joint statement following the FCC’s temporary stay of data security regulations. FCC Chairman Ajit Pai and FTC Acting Chairman Maureen K. Ohlhausen issued the statement to address the FCC’s decision, in essence, to overturn rules designed to bolster broadband consumer privacy. Both chairs had disagreed with the FCC’s unilateral 2015 decision to strip the FTC of any authority over broadband providers’ privacy and data security practices.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/84347.html?rss=1

Powered by WPeMatico

AWS Unveils Chime Conferencing Service


AWS on Tuesday introduced Amazon Chime, a cloud-based unified communications offering that lets users engage in high-quality audio and HD video meetings across Windows and Mac desktops, and iOS and Android mobile devices. Companies just have to download the app; they don’t need to make upfront investments in hardware or software. Users can switch seamlessly between desktop and mobile apps as needed, even in mid-conference. Participants click a button on the Chime app to join a meeting instead of dialing a number then entering a PIN.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/84314.html?rss=1

Powered by WPeMatico

New FCC Chair Ajit Pai Vows to Kill Net Neutrality Rules


President Donald Trump on Monday named Ajit Pai chairman of the Federal Communications Commission. Pai, who has been a Republican commissioner for the agency since 2012, replaced Tom Wheeler, whom President Obama appointed to the top FCC post in late 2013. With the new administration, Republicans gain the expected majority of the commission. Pai has been known to be a foe of former President Barack Obama’s Net neutrality rules, stating the policy could lead to new taxes while giving less consumer choice.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/84253.html?rss=1

Powered by WPeMatico

FCC's Tom Wheeler Hitting the Road


U.S. Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler has announced that he will leave the agency he helmed for the past three years on Jan. 20, the day President-elect Donald Trump will be sworn in. “Serving as FCC chairman during this period of historic technological change has been the greatest honor of my professional life,” Wheeler said. “It has been a privilege to work with my fellow commissioners to help protect consumers, strengthen public safety and cybersecurity, and ensure fast, fair and open networks for all Americans.”

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/84176.html?rss=1

Powered by WPeMatico

Ears in the sky? NSA, GCHQ, intercepted in-flight phone calls, report says

The National Security Agency and its British counterpart the Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ) have been intercepting in-flight mobile phone calls for more than 10 years, according to a report by French newspaper Le Monde.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2016/12/08/ears-in-sky-nsa-gchq-intercepted-in-flight-phone-calls-report-says.html

Powered by WPeMatico

Broadcom Sews Up $5B Deal for Brocade


Chip manufacturer Broadcom has announced a deal to buy Brocade Communications, a major supplier of fiber channel storage area networking technology to data centers, for $5.5 billion in cash and the assumption of Brocade’s $400 million debt. That represents a 47 percent premium over Brocade’s closing share price last week, said Brocade CEO Lloyd Carney. The “architecture, algorithms, software [and] semiconductor chips embedded in Brocade’s fiber channel systems are what’s valuable to Broadcom,” Broadcom CEO Hock E. Tan told investors.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/84057.html?rss=1

Powered by WPeMatico

Tech Industry Lambasts New FCC Privacy Rules


The United States Federal Communications Commission last week adopted privacy rules for both wired and wireless broadband ISPs aimed at giving consumers greater control over their data, more privacy, and stronger security safeguards for that data. The rules implement Section 222 of the Communications Act. They establish a framework of customer consent required for ISPs to use and share their customers’ personal information, calibrated to the sensitivity of the information.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/84052.html?rss=1

Powered by WPeMatico

Using hardware queues to break the multi-core CPU bottleneck

Haswell

One of the major problems with multicore scaling is the communications bottleneck associated with cache coherency. These issues may be addressable — and if they are, it could significantly improve multi-core scaling in the future.

The post Using hardware queues to break the multi-core CPU bottleneck appeared first on ExtremeTech.

The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/238586-using-hardware-queues-break-multi-core-bottleneck?source=Computing

Powered by WPeMatico

FCC Approves Broadband Privacy Rules to Protect Consumers. Here's What Comes Next.

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has voted to approve new broadband privacy rules that will give consumers greater control over how their personal information is collected and shared b…

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2016/10/27/fcc-approves-broadband-privacy-rules-to-protect-consumers-here-what-comes-next.html

Powered by WPeMatico

T-Mobile Fined $48M for Pulling Wool Over Customers' Eyes


The United States Federal Communications Commission on Wednesday announced that T-Mobile has agreed to a penalty of $48 million for misleading customers about restrictions on its so-called unlimited data plans. The company failed to inform subscribers to unlimited plans on its wireless networks and those of MetroPCS, which it owns, that their data bandwidth would be throttled when they hit a preset ceiling. Through its advertising and statements, T-Mobile may have led customers to expect better and faster service than their unlimited plans actually provided, according to the FCC.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/84020.html?rss=1

Powered by WPeMatico

FCC commissioner wants an investigation into Wi-Fi at presidential debate

A commissioner from the Federal Communications Commission has asked the agency to investigate the banning of journalists’ Wi-Fi hotspots at Monday’s presidential debate at Hofstra University. Press were required to pay $200 for Wi-Fi access.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2016/09/28/fcc-commissioner-wants-investigation-into-wi-fi-at-presidential-debate.html

Powered by WPeMatico

Legislators, Consumer Groups Urge the FCC to Approve New Cable-Box Rules

Just two days before the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) votes on new rules that would shake up the cable-box rental business, a group of legislators, consumer advocates and others urged …

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2016/09/27/legislators-consumer-groups-urge-fcc-to-approve-new-cable-box-rules.html

Powered by WPeMatico

Electroluminescent diamonds could serve as the heart of quantum networks

Quantum Diamond
Doped, carefully point-flawed diamonds are crucial to this quantum communications architecture.

The original article can be found here: http://www.extremetech.com/extreme/233405-electroluminescent-diamonds-could-serve-as-the-heart-of-quantum-networks

Powered by WPeMatico

Yahoo Deal Could Put Verizon in Google and Facebook's League


Verizon Communications on Monday announced that it had entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Yahoo’s operating business for approximately $4.83 billion in cash. The deal, which comes on the heels of Verizon’s $4.4 billion AOL purchase last year, will allow it to expand its digital advertising business. The purchase will provide Verizon with Yahoo’s ad tech tools, including BrightRoll and Flurry, as well as Yahoo’s search, email and messenger assets. It brings to a close Yahoo’s attempts to find an interested suitor for the company.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/83733.html?rss=1

Powered by WPeMatico

FCC Wins Huge Net Neutrality Victory Over Big Telecom


An appellate court on Tuesday handed a major victory to the Federal Communications Commission by upholding the agency’s watershed Open Internet Order, which ensures equal access to the Internet. By a 2-1 vote, the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit upheld the FCC’s right to impose Net neutrality rules that essentially prevent big telecom and broadband companies from slowing down, speeding up, or blocking service based on content providers’ market power or willingness to pay.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/83607.html?rss=1

Powered by WPeMatico

Time Warner name will vanish; Charter closes acquisition

Charter Communications is closing on its $67 billion acquisition of Time Warner Cable and Bright House Networks. The deals make Charter the second-largest home Internet provider and third-largest video provider in the U.S.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2016/05/18/time-warner-name-will-vanish-charter-closes-acquisition.html

Powered by WPeMatico