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2021-11-23 16:47:06
by Dan McCue
Pixstory Striving to Address the Need for User Safety On Social Media

WASHINGTON - The speaker was anguished, there wasn’t any mistaking that. “Maybe I was just too caught up in my... Read More

WASHINGTON - The speaker was anguished, there wasn’t any mistaking that. “Maybe I was just too caught up in my own life to realize what was going on with my friends and acquaintances,” he said. “But there’s nothing wrong with... Read More

2021-11-22 14:49:17
by Kate Michael
Experts Say XR Tech Is More Than Gaming and Entertainment

WASHINGTON — The lines just keep blurring between the physical and online worlds, with the pandemic accelerating the adoption of... Read More

WASHINGTON — The lines just keep blurring between the physical and online worlds, with the pandemic accelerating the adoption of immersive technologies that merge the physical world with digital or simulated reality. But while many are familiar with some type... Read More

2021-11-22 14:12:20
by Kate Michael
Klobuchar Weighs in on CAP’s New Report on Tech Regulation

WASHINGTON — Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., has been on a crusade for swift and sweeping reform of Big Tech platforms,... Read More

WASHINGTON — Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., has been on a crusade for swift and sweeping reform of Big Tech platforms, introducing a number of bills and even publishing a book titled “Antitrust” that looks at the history of policy toward... Read More

2021-11-17 18:49:23
by Alexa Hornbeck
FDA Issues New Guidance For Use Of AI In Health Care

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration recently partnered with Health Canada and the UK’s Medicines and Healthcare products... Read More

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration recently partnered with Health Canada and the UK’s Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency to issue guiding principles to align efforts and standards for artificial intelligence and machine learning medical device development... Read More

2021-11-17 15:25:46
by Victoria Turner
Officials Say Automation Won’t Replace Humans

WASHINGTON — Automation will not replace people nor take their jobs, according to two government officials who are implementing robotic... Read More

WASHINGTON — Automation will not replace people nor take their jobs, according to two government officials who are implementing robotic process automation programs at federal agencies.  In fact, automation will allow federal employees to accomplish more than that they could... Read More

2021-11-16 21:21:33
by Reece Nations
Meta Policy Update Complicates Midterm Outreach

SAN ANTONIO — Political organizations are preparing to modify their outreach approach ahead of Meta Platforms’ removal of some detailed... Read More

SAN ANTONIO — Political organizations are preparing to modify their outreach approach ahead of Meta Platforms’ removal of some detailed targeting options in January. New limits on advertisers' ability to target users based on their interactions with social media content... Read More

2021-11-16 19:29:43
by Victoria Turner
Expeto CEO Says Evidence-Based Business Cases Will Drive 5G Innovation

WASHINGTON — 5G technology is already in the business of saving lives through tangible examples of its deployment improving health... Read More

WASHINGTON — 5G technology is already in the business of saving lives through tangible examples of its deployment improving health and safety measures and efficient automation, said Expeto CEO Michael Anderson during Fierce Wireless’s E5G Show’s second day. While enterprises... Read More

2021-11-15 21:46:25
by Victoria Turner
Future of Supply Chain, Analytics

WASHINGTON — Transparency is imperative as the world navigates a pandemic-induced supply chain disruption and works to improve its resiliency,... Read More

WASHINGTON — Transparency is imperative as the world navigates a pandemic-induced supply chain disruption and works to improve its resiliency, according to a panel of experts at Monday’s Hudson Institute event.  In the U.S. military’s “biggest modernization effort since World... Read More

2021-11-12 22:03:10
by Reece Nations
Meta Changes Targeted Advertising Policy, Prompting Political Outcry

WASHINGTON — Meta Platforms, Inc., the parent company of Facebook and other social media platforms, announced that starting Jan. 19... Read More

WASHINGTON — Meta Platforms, Inc., the parent company of Facebook and other social media platforms, announced that starting Jan. 19 it will place new limits on advertisers' ability to target users based on their interactions with content related to health,... Read More

2021-11-10 21:39:41
by Victoria Turner
States Should Regulate Broadband like a Utility, Say CWA Panelists

Broadband advocates called today for state regulatory frameworks to hold broadband providers accountable as they deploy services, particularly to underserved... Read More

Broadband advocates called today for state regulatory frameworks to hold broadband providers accountable as they deploy services, particularly to underserved areas.  On the heels of the bipartisan infrastructure bill passing the House last week, panelists during a Common Cause and... Read More

2021-11-09 16:48:49
by Dan McCue
Justices Seem Inclined to Send Surveillance Case Back to Lower Court

WASHINGTON — A majority of Supreme Court justices appeared ready on Monday to send a controversial government surveillance case back... Read More

WASHINGTON — A majority of Supreme Court justices appeared ready on Monday to send a controversial government surveillance case back to a lower court for further proceedings, despite the White House’s contention such a move could harm national security. The... Read More

US Charges 2 Suspected Major Ransomware Operators

WASHINGTON (AP) — A suspected Ukrainian hacker has been arrested and charged in the United States in connection with a... Read More

WASHINGTON (AP) — A suspected Ukrainian hacker has been arrested and charged in the United States in connection with a string of costly ransomware attacks, including one that snarled businesses around the globe on the Fourth of July weekend, U.S.... Read More

2021-11-05 18:34:12
by Victoria Turner
Moss Says U.S. Needs a Digital Market Regulator to Curb Big Tech’s Power

WASHINGTON — If the U.S. intends to reel in the power of Big Tech, it should create a digital market... Read More

WASHINGTON — If the U.S. intends to reel in the power of Big Tech, it should create a digital market regulator that captures all market participants and provides adequate oversight, according to Diana Moss, president of the American Antitrust Institute,... Read More

2021-11-03 20:45:12
by Tom Ramstack
Congress Confronts Challenges of Robotics for US Workforce

WASHINGTON — The COVID-19 pandemic is accelerating a workforce trend toward robotics that kept a congressional panel guessing Wednesday about... Read More

WASHINGTON — The COVID-19 pandemic is accelerating a workforce trend toward robotics that kept a congressional panel guessing Wednesday about how to meet the challenges it represents. While some long-time jobs are replaced with machines, others that keep the machinery... Read More

2021-11-01 20:06:21
by Victoria Turner
Companies Increase Tech Investments to ‘Future-Proof’ Workplace

COVID-19 accelerated the world’s digital transformation, increasing investments in workplace  technology, according to a recently released Pegasystems study on how... Read More

COVID-19 accelerated the world’s digital transformation, increasing investments in workplace  technology, according to a recently released Pegasystems study on how to “future-proof” the workplace.  IT teams have previously been the driving force behind these investments, but now the entire collaborative... Read More

2021-10-29 21:02:28
by Victoria Turner
Pandemic Created Learning Opportunities for Apprenticeship Programs

Apprenticeship programs across the globe felt the challenges brought on by the pandemic, but panelists today echoed optimism that the... Read More

Apprenticeship programs across the globe felt the challenges brought on by the pandemic, but panelists today echoed optimism that the lessons learned will leave a better system for apprenticeships than their pre-pandemic versions.  “Untapped talent is everywhere,” and as the... Read More

Facebook Inc. Rebrands as Meta to Stress 'Metaverse' Plan

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — An embattled Facebook Inc. is changing its name to Meta Platforms Inc., or Meta for short,... Read More

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — An embattled Facebook Inc. is changing its name to Meta Platforms Inc., or Meta for short, to reflect what CEO Mark Zuckerberg says is its commitment to developing the new surround-yourself technology known as the "metaverse."... Read More

2021-10-28 19:17:13
by Tom Ramstack
Social Media Faces New Regulations as it is Blamed for Inciting Extremists

WASHINGTON — Few lawmakers or witnesses disputed whether the government should crack down on social media companies like Facebook during... Read More

WASHINGTON — Few lawmakers or witnesses disputed whether the government should crack down on social media companies like Facebook during a Senate hearing Thursday, only how it should be done. The Senate is concerned that social media amplifies threats of... Read More

2021-10-27 15:00:34
by Victoria Turner
‘Big Tech Preys on Children’ Says Sen. Ed Markey

WASHINGTON — When Devin Norring had dental pain and could not go to a dentist he resorted to taking a... Read More

WASHINGTON — When Devin Norring had dental pain and could not go to a dentist he resorted to taking a Percocet pill that was purchased on Snapchat. The pill was laced with fentanyl and the 19-year-old died in his sleep... Read More

2021-10-26 21:08:46
by Tom Ramstack
Bigger Government Role Expected to Protect Industry From Hackers

WASHINGTON — Large-scale cyberattacks continued this week in the United States and abroad as computer security experts told a congressional... Read More

WASHINGTON — Large-scale cyberattacks continued this week in the United States and abroad as computer security experts told a congressional panel Tuesday that more government intervention is needed. On Monday, Microsoft announced that Russia-backed hackers were trying to steal information... Read More

2021-10-22 20:19:44
by Victoria Turner
Advocates Call for National Privacy Policy at FTC Open Meeting

The Federal Trade Commission should work with the U.S. Congress on drafting a comprehensive federal privacy law, instead of using... Read More

The Federal Trade Commission should work with the U.S. Congress on drafting a comprehensive federal privacy law, instead of using its rulemaking authority to do industry-specific regulation, according to three privacy policy advocates from three separate think tanks on Thursday... Read More

2021-10-19 14:33:07
by Victoria Turner
Industry Must Move Together as 5G Maps the Road Towards 6G

There was a time when 3D holographic communications was a fantasy; something depicted in George Lucas’s “Star Wars” movies but... Read More

There was a time when 3D holographic communications was a fantasy; something depicted in George Lucas’s “Star Wars” movies but far from everyday.  However, “what was once science fiction is now becoming reality,” said Andre Fuetsch, chief technology officer of... Read More

2021-10-15 20:21:27
by Reece Nations
Tech Innovation ‘Fundamental Foundation’ of Feasibly Solving Climate Crisis

WASHINGTON -- The foundations of what could prove to be the next great innovations in climate change prevention technology were... Read More

WASHINGTON -- The foundations of what could prove to be the next great innovations in climate change prevention technology were laid out and dissected during a Brookings Institution webinar this week. Sanjay Patnaik, director of Brookings Center on Regulation and... Read More

2021-10-14 19:27:49
by Victoria Turner
Cybersecurity Experts Point to More Investment Needed in Detection, Response

WASHINGTON -- If everyone were to employ proper cyber hygiene like multi-factor authentication or not clicking on links in phishing... Read More

WASHINGTON -- If everyone were to employ proper cyber hygiene like multi-factor authentication or not clicking on links in phishing emails, more than 85% of cyberattacks would be prevented, said Sen. Angus King, I-Maine, Thursday.  “The best hack is the... Read More

2021-10-13 21:24:59
by Victoria Turner
BIPOC Entrepreneurs Work to Combat Inequities

Social entrepreneurship uses technology to bridge the gap between “cash-strapped” municipalities and local governments, said Gabriella Wong, CEO and founder... Read More

Social entrepreneurship uses technology to bridge the gap between “cash-strapped” municipalities and local governments, said Gabriella Wong, CEO and founder of AccesSOS, Tuesday.  Wong’s comment came during the Camelback Venture’s Guardian Summit panel discussion where she was joined by two... Read More

2021-10-12 14:28:22
by Dan McCue
Boeing Close to Approval for Broadband Satellite Array

WASHINGTON -- The Federal Communications Commission is poised to consider an application from Boeing to launch and run an array... Read More

WASHINGTON -- The Federal Communications Commission is poised to consider an application from Boeing to launch and run an array of broadband satellites. Acting FCC chair Jessica Rosenworcel circulated a proposal for voting on Boeing’s application last week. Industry watchers... Read More

2021-10-07 20:58:00
by Tom Ramstack
Telehealth Gains Broad Support For Improving U.S. Health Care

WASHINGTON -- The only remaining question after a Senate hearing on telehealth Thursday was not whether more of it is... Read More

WASHINGTON -- The only remaining question after a Senate hearing on telehealth Thursday was not whether more of it is coming but when. Telehealth refers to medical personnel providing health care through telecommunications, most commonly streaming video over the Internet.... Read More

2021-10-07 20:29:06
by Victoria Turner
Broadband ‘Catnip’ to Both Political Parties, Industry Executive Says

WASHINGTON -- Both sides of the U.S. Congress are viewing high-speed broadband as essential. Now, the industry players will have... Read More

WASHINGTON -- Both sides of the U.S. Congress are viewing high-speed broadband as essential. Now, the industry players will have the challenge of reconfiguring a private business model to fit that of a utility, said Rhod Shaw, chairman of the... Read More

2021-10-07 19:11:18
by Tom Ramstack
Congress Looks to Broadband to Boost Telecommunications

WASHINGTON -- Disputes in Congress on how much tax money should be invested in infrastructure continued during a hearing Wednesday... Read More

WASHINGTON -- Disputes in Congress on how much tax money should be invested in infrastructure continued during a hearing Wednesday on expanding broadband telecommunications access. Broadband refers to data transmission over a wide range of frequencies through optical fiber, wireless... Read More

In California, Some Buy Machines That Make Water Out of Air

BENICIA, Calif. (AP) — The machine Ted Bowman helped design can make water out of the air, and in parched... Read More

BENICIA, Calif. (AP) — The machine Ted Bowman helped design can make water out of the air, and in parched California, some homeowners are already buying the pricey devices. The air-to-water systems work like air conditioners by using coils to... Read More

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