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Date: 07.26.2016
From the time of early civilizations, public humiliation has been used as a way to punish a wrongdoer. Today, public humiliation has reemerged as cyberbullying and internet shaming. Through use of social media, anyone online is able to anonymously cast their opinion while the masses give their input or influence more to do the same. This online...
Date: 07.25.2016
By: CTA, CTIA, Mobile Future, NCTA, USTelecom and Wireless Internet Service Providers Association Opposition to the FCC’s proposed broadband privacy rules continues to grow. The recently filed “reply round” comments, new reports, and expert submissions to the Commission, and testimony before Congress all demonstrate a growing...
Date: 07.22.2016
The Federal Communications Commission should design its Connect America Fund auction to ensure funding is used to meet the goal of helping providers offer households in high-cost areas the fastest, most-reliable service possible, USTelecom said in comments filed Thursday. As the commission crafts its bidding procedures, USTelecom...
Date: 07.20.2016
Most of us are familiar with smartphones, smart watches, smart televisions and smart appliances. Devices like these have been introduced to make our homes smarter, integrating with heating and cooling systems, security systems, sound systems and lighting. The smart city takes this concept to the next level, building an infrastructure that allows a...
Date: 07.12.2016
USTelecom joined other industry groups, including the Consumer Technology Association, CTIA and NCTA, on a letter to lawmakers Monday outlining concerns about a recent FCC proposal to adopt prescriptive privacy rules on broadband providers. Broadband providers support a set of principles for a privacy framework that would cover all entities in...
Date: 07.08.2016
No one likes picking up the phone to hear brief silence, followed by an automated message promising a free Hawaiian vacation or an “urgent message” from the IRS. But consumers could soon be getting more robocalls, thanks to a recent decision that allows federal agencies and contractors to make such calls. Earlier this week, the...
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...

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