Category: Policy

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Meet the legislator trying to do something about video game loot boxes

Meet the legislator trying to do something about video game loot boxes

Enlarge / What's in the box? It’s been a rough holiday season for video game loot boxes. The increasingly common in-game microtransact ...
Stealth turns 40: Looking back at the first flight of Have Blue

Stealth turns 40: Looking back at the first flight of Have Blue

Enlarge / One of the two Have Blue prototypes sits in a hangar at Lockheed's Skunk Works in Burbank, California in this 1978 photo. The ai ...
After backlash, animal shelter fires security robot, “effective immediately”

After backlash, animal shelter fires security robot, “effective immediately”

Enlarge / A five-foot-tall (1.5 meter) outdoor K5 security robot patrols the grounds of the Washington Harbour retail-residential center i ...
2 million people—and some dead ones—were impersonated in net neutrality comments

2 million people—and some dead ones—were impersonated in net neutrality comments

Enlarge / An analysis from New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman.New York Attorney General's office An analysis of public commen ...
Dubious claim of week: Air Force’s “EMP missile” could disable N. Korean ICBMs

Dubious claim of week: Air Force’s “EMP missile” could disable N. Korean ICBMs

Frying computers like a CHAMP? On Monday, NBC Nightly News broadcast a report claiming that White House officials had discussed using ...
Tom Wheeler slams Ajit Pai’s plan to kill net neutrality rules

Tom Wheeler slams Ajit Pai’s plan to kill net neutrality rules

Enlarge / Then-FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler with current FCC Chairman Ajit Pai testify before the House Judiciary Committee about Internet reg ...
New Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen brings her cybersecurity focus to domestic defense

New Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen brings her cybersecurity focus to domestic defense

After a Senate vote on Tuesday, Kirstjen Nielsen has now been confirmed as John Kelly’s replacement to lead the Department of Homeland Security. Th ...
Democrat asks why FCC is hiding ISPs’ answers to net neutrality complaints

Democrat asks why FCC is hiding ISPs’ answers to net neutrality complaints

With a vote to eliminate net neutrality rules scheduled for December 14, the Federal Communications Commission apparently still hasn' ...
AT&T wants you to forget that it blocked FaceTime over cellular in 2012

AT&T wants you to forget that it blocked FaceTime over cellular in 2012

Aurich Lawson AT&T's push to end net neutrality rules continued yesterday in a blog post that says the company has never blocked t ...
Comcast to customers: Just trust us about changed net neutrality pledges

Comcast to customers: Just trust us about changed net neutrality pledges

Comcast is defending its changed net neutrality pledges in the face of criticism from Internet users. The deletion of a net neutralit ...
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