Google Having Issues in Australia; Paying for News, Legal Woes

This one’s two stories in one – what a deal! Why? Read along and I think you’ll be able to guess… the two are directly related! Google starts paying for news in Australia – including from InDaily Google has today launched a news platform showcasing journalism from a range of Australian publishers – including InDaily – and… Continue reading Google Having Issues in Australia; Paying for News, Legal Woes

WiFi for Voting Machines? Why Not, Says US Election Agency

The U.S. agency overseeing elections has “quietly weakened a key element of proposed security standards…” reports the Associated Press, “raising concern among voting-integrity experts that many such systems will remain vulnerable to hacking. “The Election Assistance Commission (EAC) is poised to approve its first new security standards in 15 years after an arduous process involving… Continue reading WiFi for Voting Machines? Why Not, Says US Election Agency

Democrats Propose Sweeping Online Privacy Laws

mspohr quotes a report from The Guardian: Top Democrats on Tuesday proposed tough new privacy laws to rein in the U.S.’s tech companies after a series of scandals that have shaken confidence in the companies and exposed the personal data of millions of consumers. The effort, led by Senator Maria Cantwell, the top Democrat on the Senate commerce,… Continue reading Democrats Propose Sweeping Online Privacy Laws

Sprint Took FCC Cash For Serving 885,000 People It Wasn’t Actually Serving

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Ars Technica: Sprint has been caught taking millions of dollars in government subsidies for “serving” 885,000 low-income Americans who weren’t using Sprint service, the Federal Communications Commission said today. Sprint violated the Lifeline program’s “non-usage rule” that requires providers of free, subsidized plans to de-enroll subscribers who haven’t used their phones… Continue reading Sprint Took FCC Cash For Serving 885,000 People It Wasn’t Actually Serving