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ISPs Sign On to FCC’s New Cybercrime Code of Conduct

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The FCC’s campaign to secure the internet gained new momentum last week, when a group of major ISPs signed on to a new code of conduct aimed at mitigating cybercrime. Adopted by the FCC’s Communications, Security, Reliability and Interoperability Council (CSRIC), the new code targets three main security threats: botnets, DNS attacks and internet route […]

LightSquared

An End to the Sprint-LightSquared Deal

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The 15-year, $9 billion dollar deal between Sprint and LightSquared inked in July is officially dead. This comes after a decision last month by the FCC to revoke LightSquared’s waiver to turn on its nationwide wireless network due to GPS interference. Sprint will return $65 million in prepayments, but has left the door open for future […]

Robocalls

FCC Putting a Stop to Robocalls

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The FCC approved rules that will hopefully put an end to receive unwanted robocalls. Companies will be required to get your written approval before calling you with unwanted offers. Unfortunately, political campaigns and debt collectors are free to call away. Read the full article at PCMag.com

Shelly Palmer Radio Report – February 16, 2012

[wpaudio url=”https://media.shellypalmer.com/wp-content/images/usrn/120216_SHELLYPALMER_GEN_BED.mp3″ text=”Click to play … ” dl=”0″] After uproar from privacy-concerned users, Apple now requires apps to explicitly tell you when it accesses your address book. Guess what? When an app like Twitter or Facebook asks if you’d like it to find your friends using your address book, that’s where it gets the contact […]

Internet Traffic by Application

Regulator Redux: Telecom Commissioners Talk Policy

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Re-syndicated from The Jerusalem Post The annual Pacific Telecom Council (PTC) conference is known as the “Davos of Telecom”. For 34 years, CEO’s and telecom regulators descend on Hawaii to sip Mai Tai cocktails and spar over policy. This year, regulators from the US, Japan, Germany and New Zealand provided a very different vision for […]