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Streaming Wars Spill Into CES 2020 As Media Nabs The Spotlight

LAS VEGAS - Every year, CES draws the tech-obsessed to gawk at fancy televisions and off-the-wall gadgets. This year, though, the conference's long-running media sideshow is flooding onto the main stage, including two keynotes by companies vying to shape the future of TV. Media companies and marketers long have fueled a show-behind-the-show at CES, one that has little to

By |2020-01-03T16:45:35-05:00January 3rd, 2020|IoT|

US House Passes TRACED Act To Deter Robo Calls

WASHINGTON – There may soon be an end to those pesky robocalls. The U.S. House of Representatives has passed a bill making it harder for the calls to get through to you. The Telephone Robocall Abuse Criminal Enforcement and Deterrence, or TRACED Act would push carriers to implement a caller authentification system and require companies to block

By |2019-12-13T10:12:47-05:00December 12th, 2019|Politics, Politics/Government|

Report: US Launched Cyberattack Against Iran After Saudi Oil Strike

WASHINGTON DC - The US reportedly carried out a cyberstrike against Iran following attacks against Saudi oil facilities in September. The cyber operation affected physical hardware and was aimed at Tehran's ability to spread propaganda, Reuters reported on Wednesday, citing two unnamed US officials. The cyberattack, which reportedly took place in late September, appears to be in response to drone and

By |2019-10-16T20:21:27-04:00October 16th, 2019|Cyber Defense|

T-Mobile, Sprint Merger Wins Justice Department OK Thanks To Dish Assist

WASHINGTON DC - After more than a year of regulatory battles, T-Mobile's $26.5 billion takeover of Sprint is happening. Justice Department antitrust head Makan Delrahim announced Friday that the DOJ will approve the deal because T-Mobile parent Deutsche Telekom signed an agreement to sell off several Sprint assets to Dish Network, creating a new nationwide wireless carrier.

By |2019-07-26T16:20:28-04:00July 26th, 2019|Mobility|

FCC Gives Mobile Phone Companies Power To Block Robocalls

WASHINGTON DC - Americans are fed up with robocalls. And the Federal Communications Commission are giving carriers like Verizon and T-Mobile the power to do something about it. On Thursday, the FCC voted unanimously on a proposal to give mobile phone companies greater power to "aggressively block" unwanted robocalls.  "This FCC will stand with American consumers, not with those who are badgering

By |2019-06-07T18:51:21-04:00June 7th, 2019|Mobility|

Mueller Report Dives Into Russian Election Interference – Trump Presidential Campaign

WASHINGTON DC - The Mueller report, released to the public Thursday, is offering a deeper look at the efforts by Russia to meddle in the 2016 presidential election, including ways that intersected with actions by members of Donald Trump's campaign. The nearly two-year investigation, led by special counsel Robert Mueller, concluded that Russian interference took place

By |2019-04-25T15:14:04-04:00April 18th, 2019|Politics, Politics/Government|

Facebook Two-Factor Authentication Has Two-Factored Problem

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Ca. - On Facebook two-factor authentication with phone numbers has a two-factored problem. First: The phone number you give to Facebook to help keep your account safe from potential hackers isn't just being used for security. A tweet thread from Jeremy Burge, founder of Emojipedia, on Friday showed that people can find your profile from

By |2019-03-08T19:42:57-05:00March 8th, 2019|Cyber Defense|

About 17,000 Android Apps Collect Personal Info Without Your Consent

SAN FRANCISCO - Roughly 17,000 Android apps collect identifying information that creates a permanent record of the activity on your device, according to research from the International Computer Science Institute that was shared with CNET. The data collection appears to violate the search giant's policy on collecting data that can be used to target users for advertising in most cases, the researchers said.

By |2019-02-15T16:03:09-05:00February 15th, 2019|Android, Cyber Defense|

Detroit Auto Show, While Smaller, Will Showcase Electric, Autonomous Vehicles

DETROIT - The 2019 North American International Auto Show in Detroit this week will certainly be one for the books. While this year's show will be smaller than previous years in terms of automaker presence, those who are coming are certainly bringing the heat. From things like the 2020 Explorer SUV, to electrified concepts, to the

By |2019-01-12T17:21:49-05:00January 12th, 2019|Auto Tech, Featured|