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Date: 06.08.2016
USTelecom joined with CTA, CTIA, Mobile Future and the Wireless Internet Service Providers Association in calling on the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to rethink its proposed privacy rules for broadband internet service providers. “An overwhelming majority of the expert comments filed to date have urged the FCC to change course,...
Date: 06.02.2016
USTelecom President Walter McCormick will lead a discussion with former Transportation Secretary Norman Mineta on tech and transportation issues at the ITS America 2016 conference June 12-16 in San Jose. Mineta, who led the Transportation Department during the challenging periods following 9/11 and Hurricane Katrina, will discuss technology’...
Date: 05.16.2016
The numerous options for voice communications gives consumers many alternatives to the once-ubiquitous landline phone, which is now used as the sole phone service option by less than10 percent of the country. Yet despite this changed technology landscape, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has been slow to lift regulations on companies...
Posted In: Internet, social media
Date: 05.10.2016
Shaming is a longstanding method of social regulation that has taken on a new life since the advent of the internet and social media. The motives, approaches and outcomes of social shaming in the online arena are wide-ranging. Sometimes incendiary online commentary resembles a modern version of mob justice – causing an individual to...
Date: 05.05.2016
The OpenStack Summit in Austin is a barometer of just how far the company has come – growing from 75 attendees in 2010 to more than 7,500 participants from 62 countries in 2016. OpenStack, an open source software company enabling private and public clouds, recently reached a “tipping point,” according to Forbes commentary on the...
Date: 05.03.2016
Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer ignited a fierce debate when she banned telecommuting from the company, citing the need for greater workplace collaboration to spark innovation. Some companies, like Best Buy, followed suit, terminating their work-from-home policy, while others remained favorable to employees’ working remotely. In the years since...
Date: 05.02.2016
The technological landscape has shifted over the past decade, with corporate policies striving to keep pace and embrace the modern digital workplace. The days of the company-issued Blackberry or laptop is increasingly being supplanted by the “bring your own device” (BYOD) trend, enabling employees to use their personal smartphones and...
Date: 04.27.2016
As experts analyze methods of tightening security, biometric technologies show promise – but are not without risk and also raise privacy concerns. In the face of these challenges, researchers and companies continue to innovate and test biometric applications that have important implications from national security to enhanced patient care to...
Date: 04.25.2016
Digital viewing habits are fundamentally changing – particularly among younger audiences. Recent research from Limelight Networks indicates smartphones are the most commonly used device for digital downloads and video has surpassed music in terms of mobile consumption. Millennials are digitally engaged with greater frequency and for longer...
Date: 04.22.2016
Rather than helping consumers, a proposal to “unlock” the set-top box model will drive up costs, erode well-established consumer protections and threaten copyright and privacy protections, USTelecom said in comments filed the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). The proposal would require multi-channel programming distributors (...

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