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Johnson Seeks Bipartisan Cybersecurity Solution as ITI CEO Calls Hearing 'First Step'

Senate Homeland Security Committee Chairman Ron Johnson, R-Wis., told us he will seek a bipartisan answer to reduce duplicative and conflicting cybersecurity regulations and empower a central agency or individual to oversee that coordination with the private sector. "We've … Subscribe to Read >>

EC's Proposed E-Privacy Revamp Gets Mixed Reviews From Lawmakers, Stakeholders

EU electronic communications privacy rules would be extended to over-the-top players, machine-to-machine and IoT communications under a controversial European Commission proposal. The proposed ePrivacy Regulation (ePR) to replace the current law (Directive 2002/58/EC) is needed because of increasing … Subscribe to Read >>

Legislators Spar Over FCC Oversight, Net Neutrality at Broadband Data Hearing

House Communications Subcommittee Republicans and Democrats traded barbs Wednesday over the subcommittee's handling since the start of the 115th Congress of FCC oversight and debates over net neutrality and ISP privacy. Those comments were peppered throughout the committee's hearing … Subscribe to Read >>

New Coalition Wants to Use 3.7 GHz Band for Fixed Wireless Broadband

The new Broadband Access Coalition is asking the FCC to add a licensed, point-to-multipoint fixed wireless service in the “underutilized” 3.7-4.2 GHz band, mainly used by fixed satellite services (FSS) operators. Mimosa Networks, the Wireless ISP Association and New … Subscribe to Read >>

Clyburn Tries to Rally Net Neutrality Forces; Advocates Dispute ISP Investment Harm

FCC Commissioner Mignon Clyburn urged net neutrality advocates to redouble efforts in the face of a "destroying internet freedom NPRM" to roll back Title II broadband regulation under the Communications Act. While Clyburn was heartened to see 5 million … Subscribe to Read >>

Samsung Brings Voice, Streaming Music, Lower Price Points to Connected Fridges

You can now talk to your Samsung Family Hub refrigerator and get a desired result, but the voice recognition technology isn’t the Bixby digital assistant that Samsung has begun rolling out to select Galaxy S8 smartphones, company officials told … Subscribe to Read >>

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VR Industry Forum Begins Work on 'Guidelines' to Curb VR Motion Sickness

The 39-member VR Industry Forum recently began work to tackle virtual-reality motion sickness that threatens to impede the adoption of VR products and services if not resolved, Mary-Luc Champel, Technicolor director-standards, told participants in a Tuesday webinar. SMPTE organized the webinar to preview and promote the VR program at the July 11-13 Tech Retreat in Oxfordshire, U.K., that it’s coproducing with the Hollywood Professional Association. … Read More >>

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FCC monthly commissioners' meeting, date changed from June 15, 10:30 a.m., Commission Meeting Room — see here
Georgetown Law Center on Privacy & Technology daylong event on surveillance and people of color, Hart Auditorium, 600 New Jersey Ave. NW — see here
FCC Communications Security, Reliability and Interoperability Council VI first meeting, 1 p.m., Commission Meeting Room — see here
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ICANN's 59th public meeting, Sandtown Convention Center, Johannesburg — see here
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