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FCC proposes $200M in fines for wireless carriers that sold your location for years
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FCC proposes $200M in fines for wireless carriers that sold your location for years

The FCC has officially and finally determined that the major wireless carriers in the U.S. broke the law by secretly selling subscribers’ location data for years with almost no constraints or disclosure. But its Commissioners decry the $208 million penalty proposed to be paid by these enormously rich corporations, calling it “not properly proportioned to…

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The FAA proposes remote ID technology for drones
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The FAA proposes remote ID technology for drones

The Federal Aviation Administration this week issued proposed rules for the remote identification of drones in the U.S. The “next exciting step in safe drone integration” (their words) aims to offer a kind of license plate analog to identify the some 1.5 million drones currently registered with the governmental body. The document is currently available…

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FCC proposes rules requiring telcos remove Huawei, ZTE equipment
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FCC proposes rules requiring telcos remove Huawei, ZTE equipment

The Federal Communications Commission said it will move ahead with proposals to ban telecommunications giants from using Huawei and ZTE networking equipment, which the agency says poses a “national security threat.” The two-part proposal revealed Monday would first bar telecoms giants from using funds it receives from the FCC’s Universal Service Fund, used by the…

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IAB proposes a new tracking alternative to the cookie
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IAB proposes a new tracking alternative to the cookie

The Interactive Advertising Bureau’s Tech Lab is calling for a new approach to online tracking, one that would replace the long-lived cookie. In a lengthy post, the IAB Tech Lab’s Jordan Mitchell runs through the history of tracking, describing the cookie as “a boon to the internet” that allowed websites to tailor their ads and…

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