FCC Carries Rural Broadband Baton as Infrastructure Plan Languishes

Bringing high-speed internet access to more of rural America is a policy goal that’s popular among Republicans and Democrats alike.

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STUDY FINDS MORE THAN 1 MILLION ALLEGEDLY FAKE NET NEUTRALITY COMMENTS FILED

Well more than 1 million public comments on the Federal Communications Commission’s effort to roll back Obama-era net neutrality rules came from fake email addresses outside the U.S., according to a conservative-leaning think tank’s forensic analysis released July 17.

MOBILE APP LOCATION SHARING BRINGS AWESOME OPPORTUNITIES, PRIVACY FEARS

Geolocation data—the information that tags your real-world location when you are dallying in cyberspace—is essential for many mobile applications. It allows people to ride-share via Uber Technologies Inc. and Lyft Inc., hunt augmented-reality beasts in Niantic Inc.’s Pokemon GO, and find the closest (but also most awesome) taco place using Yelp Corp.’s app. But giving away location information concerns some consumers worried about their privacy and security.

THIN MINTS, SAMOAS, AND TECH: GIRL SCOUTS CAN NOW SEEK CYBERSECURITY BADGES

Every Girl Scout remembers receiving her first badge and now, thanks to a partnership between Girl Scouts of the USA, and network and enterprise security company Palo Alto Networks Inc., girls will have the opportunity to work for cybersecurity badges.