Nationwide Outage Meant AT&T Customers Couldn't Dial 911
Police across the country reported the issue on Tuesday morning. Last year, AT&T was fined $5 million for outages that prevented 911 calls in 2017
Silicon Valley Diversity
The Congressional Black Caucus Is Asking Silicon Valley Why It's So White
The political organization sent a letter to technology and telecommunications lobbying groups about diversity last month.
Democrats are trying to make Republicans pay for net neutrality’s death
Massachusetts Democrat Sen. Ed Markey introduced a resolution on Friday that could force Republicans to get on the record about net neutrality or not.
Sen. Ron Wyden explains the “nightmare scenario” of no net neutrality
Before Sen. Ron Wyden knew for sure that the Federal Communications Commission would kill net neutrality on Thursday, he still thought the repeal was a bad idea.
The UK Granted Spy Tech Export to Turkey Amid Its Massive Crackdown on Dissent
Turkey has ordered over a hundred media outlets to close, jailed journalists, and most recently demanded the arrest of a senior Amnesty International employee.
Commercial Space Race
OneWeb Wins FCC Approval to Launch a Fleet of Internet-Beaming Satellites
The company, backed by Richard Branson, wants to blanket the Earth in 720 satellites offering fiber-quality internet speeds for rural areas.
How to Track What Congress Is Doing on the Internet
A new tool aims to monitor what government workers look at online.
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Carrie Goldberg Is Fighting Revenge Porn One Court Case at a Time
“I am one of my clients.”
Mistakes Were Made
Convicted TalkTalk Blackmailer Warns Young Hackers About Falling Into Crime
Daniel Kelley had an interest in computers, but says there were not many opportunities for him to develop it.
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Deb Socia Wants Your City's Internet to Not Suck
The executive director of Next Century Cities is leading a coalition to promote municipal broadband.
What Went Wrong With Google Fiber?
Google Fiber won’t save you, people, so maybe it’s time to take matters into your own hands.
Power Plants Are Hackable Because Employees Are Still Using Pagers
Many use the vintage gadget to send and receive unencrypted messages, leaving huge systems vulnerable to infiltration and attack.