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2019-02-22 - Goodwell invests $2 mln in Copia

Fri, 22/02/2019 - 08:04
Goodwell invests $2 mln in Copia (Image from copiaglobal.com) Goodwell, the pioneering investment firm whose focus is in fintech, financial inclusion and growth in firms providing essential goods and services has invested $2million into Copia, a Kenyan e-commerce venture. Copia makes it easier for... Economic

2019-02-21 - Broadband, Bluegrass and Beer: How Rural Communities Are Getting Innovative With Broadband Applications

Fri, 22/02/2019 - 08:04
BROADBAND BREAKFAST INSIGHT: Broadband is the baseline for economic development: If you don't have the former, you won't have the latter. And for Rural America, this is doubly true. (Read all the way through the article to understand how Broadband, Bluegrass and Beer makes it all happen... Development

2019-02-21 - New dates show massive volcanic eruptions overlapped with dinosaurs’ death

Fri, 22/02/2019 - 08:04
Enlarge / Did these enormous layered volcanic deposits arise through many big eruptions or a few massive ones? (credit: Courtney Sprain) Modeling what happened after a massive asteroid struck the Yucatan has painted a hellscape capable of causing a mass extinction: choking dust, immense tsunamis... Legal

2019-02-21 - CNIL Publishes FAQs to Prepare for a No-Deal Brexit

Fri, 22/02/2019 - 08:04
On February 20, 2019, the French data protection authority (the “CNIL”) published a set of questions and answers (“FAQs”) indicating the CNIL’s recommendations, and steps that organizations should take, to prepare for a no-deal Brexit. The CNIL’s FAQs build upon guidance the European Data... Security

2019-02-21 - European governments approve controversial new copyright law

Fri, 22/02/2019 - 08:04
(credit: tredford04 / Flickr) A controversial overhaul of Europe's copyright laws overcame a key hurdle on Wednesday as a majority of European governments signaled support for the deal. That sets the stage for a pivotal vote by the European Parliament that's expected to occur in March... Economic Legal

2019-02-21 - FOSTA Is Silencing Speakers; DC Court of Appeals Can Stop It

Fri, 22/02/2019 - 08:04
CDT filed an amicus brief yesterday in Woodhull v. US, the case that brings a constitutional challenge to the controversial Allowing States and Victims to Fight Online Sex Trafficking Act (FOSTA). FOSTA, signed into law in April 2018, made significant changes to federal criminal law and amended... Infrastructure and Standardisation Human Rights Legal Security

2019-02-21 - Dealmaster: Take $15 off a trio of popular Nintendo Switch games

Fri, 22/02/2019 - 08:04
Enlarge (credit: TechBargains) Greetings, Arsians! Courtesy of our friends at TechBargains, we have another round of deals to share. Today's list is headlined by a number of bargains on high-profile video games, including a trio of popular games for the Nintendo Switch—Super Mario Odyssey, ... Legal Economic

2019-02-21 - FCC Says Gutting ISP Oversight Was Great For Broadband

Fri, 22/02/2019 - 08:04
The FCC this week proclaimed that broadband connectivity saw unprecedented growth last year thanks to agency policies like killing net neutrality. The problem? That doesn’t appear to be true. By law, the FCC is required to submit a periodic report on the state of U.S. broadband, noting whether or... Infrastructure and Standardisation Development Legal Economic

2019-02-20 - Alive to New Threats, Google Reorganizes its Public Policy Shop

Thu, 21/02/2019 - 08:04
BROADBAND BREAKFAST INSIGHT: Google is beginning to enter into hunker-down mode. The company is finally alive to the grave new threats that it faces. They are two-pronged: More-intensive antitrust scrutiny, and regulation of privacy/AI/Section 230 free speech. As Drew Clark wrote about for a CATO... Infrastructure and Standardisation Development

2019-02-20 - FCC’s Ajit Pai Takes Credit for America’s Alleged Broadband Wonderland

Thu, 21/02/2019 - 08:04
Santa Broadband: Ajit Pai’s magical world of broadband God bless deregulation and your local phone and cable companies for making American Broadband Great Again. That’s the message FCC Chairman Ajit Pai hopes will be the take away in the forthcoming 2019 Broadband Deployment Report — a highly... Infrastructure and Standardisation Development

2019-02-20 - California Sheriff's Dept. Tells Journalists It Will Cost $350,000 To Process 48 Use Of Force Cases [Updated]

Thu, 21/02/2019 - 08:04
California law enforcement's fight against transparency and accountability continues. Since a new law allowing the public to access police misconduct record went into effect, the following has happened: The City of Inglewood allowed the Inglewood PD to shred all of its pre-2019 misconduct... Legal

2019-02-20 - #Venezuela: Cuando el atacante es el gobierno

Thu, 21/02/2019 - 08:04
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2019-02-20 - Charter Preps Launch of OTT-TV Service Sans Local Broadcast, Sports Nets

Thu, 21/02/2019 - 08:04
Targeted to broadband-only subs, MSO's in-footprint 'Spectrum TV Essentials' service to cost $14.99/month, feature 60+ channels, with cloud DVR in the works. Development

2019-02-20 - A Conversation With EU Parliament Member Marietje Schaake About Digital Platforms And Regulation, Part II

Thu, 21/02/2019 - 08:04
Yesterday we published Part I of Danish journalist/author and Cato Institute Fellow Flemming Rose's very interesting conversation with Dutch MEP Marietje Schaake concerning questions around internet platforms and regulation. This is the second and final part of that conversation. FR: I want... Human Rights Legal Economic Security

2019-02-20 - FCC “Fact Sheet” on draft broadband deployment report is light on facts, heavy on propaganda that favors big telecom

Thu, 21/02/2019 - 08:04
In response to dubious FCC claims, digital rights group Fight for the Future calls on Energy %26 Commerce Committee leadership to immediately introduce legislation to restore strong net neutrality protections across the country.FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, February 20, 2019Contact: Evan Greer, 978-852-... Infrastructure and Standardisation Development Human Rights Legal Economic

2019-02-18 - Cloudflare Suspends Streaming Sites and File Hosters, But Not Over Piracy

Tue, 19/02/2019 - 08:04
As one of the leading CDN and DDoS protection services, Cloudflare is used by millions of websites across the globe. As with any service of its size, it doesn’t come as a surprise that the company’s clientele includes many pirate sites. This includes the likes of The Pirate Bay. In recent years... Infrastructure and Standardisation Economic Legal

2019-02-18 - Investor Skepticism Forces Wireless Carriers to Tread Cautiously on 5G Spending

Tue, 19/02/2019 - 08:04
Investors are not buying into the substantial hype surrounding the forthcoming 5G revolution and many remain unconvinced about the benefits of spending billions of investor dollars to deploy the next generation in wireless. A survey by telecom analyst McKinsey %26 Co., picked up a clear drag on... Infrastructure and Standardisation Development

2019-02-18 - 'Digital Gangsters': UK Wants Tougher Rules for Facebook

Tue, 19/02/2019 - 08:04
British lawmakers issued a scathing report Monday that calls for tougher rules to keep Facebook and other tech firms from acting like digital gangsters and intentionally violating data privacy and competition laws. read more Security

2019-02-18 - Windstream Woes: Hedge Fund Prevails in Bond Fight

Tue, 19/02/2019 - 08:04
Windstream may end up owing $310M to a hedge fund if a court ruling made on Friday is allowed to stand. That could force the company into bankruptcy. Legal

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