Lenovo Faces No Significant Penalty for Security-Destroying Superfish Debacle

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Lenovo has settled the case brought by the FTC and 32 states over its Superfish software and the security it broke with its own lax practices. The company faces no significant penalty for its actions.

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US Air Force prepping mysterious X-37B space plane for September launch

The United States Air Force’s X-37B program is readying its next robotic mini-shuttle for launch, this time atop a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket .

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Afghan girls compete in robotics contest after finally arriving in US

The Afghan girls who originally were denied entry into the United States for a robotics contest made it to the competition in time — and received an award for courageous achievement.

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Major Tech Firms Pressure FCC to Stay the Net Neutrality Course


The Internet Association, which represents 40 of the United States’ leading technology companies — including Facebook, Google, Amazon and others — on Monday filed comments with the Federal Communications Commission, urging it to maintain Net neutrality regulations enacted during the Obama administration. The rules have created a level playing field that has helped fuel innovation in the broadband Internet space, according to IA, and any attempt to unravel them could have a disruptive impact on the industry.

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What's Next in the Volatile Pay-TV Services Market?


There has been an erosion in penetration of pay-TV subscriptions in the United States. They have fallen from a high of 86 percent in 2014 to 83 percent in early 2017, based on Parks Associates recent consumer research. Despite signs in late 2015 and early 2016 that the U.S. cable TV industry finally had reversed years of subscriber losses, the numbers declined again for most cable operators late that same year. Over-the-top video services often are viewed as the primary driver for the declining pay-TV subscriber trend.

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Solar eclipse 2017: what it is, when it's happening and why it's important

On August 21, 2017, the United States will have something happen to it that hasn’t happened since Jimmy Carter was President, Sony introduced the Walkman and M*A*S*H was still on TV.The U.S. will go dark.

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The President has a secret air force in case of nuclear war?

“Ever since the 1960s, the United States has been building and equipping a special set of planes whose sole purpose has been to evacuate the president in the event of a nuclear war and allow him to command a war from wherever he may be.”

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House Votes to Kill Privacy Rules Binding ISPs


The United States House of Representatives on Tuesday approved the Congressional Review Act, undoing privacy restrictions imposed on Internet service providers during the Obama administration. The Senate passed the CRA last week in a 50-48 vote along party lines. The White House has expressed support for the CRA. “This is one time I believe the White House,” remarked John Simpson, privacy project director at Consumer Watchdog. Privacy advocates have fought against the CRA, warning of its dire consequences, but ISPs and businesses support it.

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Samsung executive confirms plans to move appliance manufacturing to the U.S.

Samsung looks to be making moves … right on over to the United States. According to a report from the Korea Herald, the South Korean tech giant is looking into relocating manufacturing facilities for home appliances to the U.S.

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US Rep Likens Consumer Financial Protection Bureau to 'Tyranny'


The United States Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has come under increasing fire from Republican lawmakers who now have the Trump administration to back their efforts. Long-time critic Rep. Jeb Hensarling, R.-Texas, who chairs the U.S. House of Representatives Financial Services Committee, compared the bureau to a tyranny in a recent interview. Hensarling reportedly is preparing a new version of the Financial Choice Act — the Republican-led effort to repeal and replace the 2010 Dodd-Frank Act — that would include CFPB reforms.

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Some foreigners traveling to the US are now being asked for social media info

International travelers looking to visit the United States via the visa-waiver program are now being asked to include information on their online presence, including Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube account names.

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Study: 80 percent of students can't differentiate between real and fake news

An 18-month study in 12 states of nearly 8,000 students in junior high school through college found most couldn’t judge news credibility accurately. Many were swayed by good design and writing, or could not discern conflicts of interest.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2016/11/25/study-80-percent-students-cant-differentiate-between-real-and-fake-news.html

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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

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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.

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AUSA 2016: Tanks, trucks and more tech

Here are some of the highlights from the 2016 Association of the United States Army (AUSA) Annual Meeting and Exposition at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington D.C. Companies showcased their latest and greatest land warfare technologies during the three-day event.

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AUSA: New tanks, stealth Chevy trucks, flying radios and more

The U.S. Army converged on Washington D.C. for the Association of the United States Army (AUSA) Annual Meeting at the Washington Convention Center that kicked off Monday.

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Congressional Committee Report Finds Something Rotten at FDIC


Officials at the United States Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, which insures deposits in U.S. banks, made false statements to Congress and failed to make timely notification of serious cybersecurity breaches, according to a U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Science, Space and Technology’s interim staff report. FDIC CIO Lawrence Gross has created a toxic work environment, misled Congress, and retaliated against whistle-blowers, the report claims. The FDIC deliberately evaded congressional oversight, it also says.

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District judge says evidence in 'StingRay' case can be suppressed

A United States District Judge in New York has ruled that the Drug Enforcement Agency’s use of a device that provided authorities with the location of a man’s cell phone— and thus his apartment— was an unreasonable search.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2016/07/13/district-judge-says-evidence-in-stingray-case-can-be-suppressed.html

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