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Government web surveillance: Scarier than you may think

Government web surveillance: Scarier than you may think According to an Oxford study from 2016, surveillance states promote and breed fear and conformity, and forget about free expression.It has been four years since Edward Snowden’s revelations about the state of global mass surveillance, led by the notorious NSA in America.

Government Twitter accounts are debating 'Star Wars' politics and it's great

Government Twitter accounts are debating 'Star Wars' politics and it's great Not familiar with Australia's parliamentary system?All you need to know is that the people running its Twitter accounts seem to be massive Star Wars geeks.

Uber faces DOJ criminal investigation over creating evasive Greyball software

Uber faces DOJ criminal investigation over creating evasive Greyball software Department of Justice has launched a criminal probe into the development and use of Uber’s Greyball software.Obviously, this dissuades drivers from operating Uber vehicles within the city and increases the number of residents using licensed taxi services.

Phase 2 of Ultra-Fast Broadband build underway - who’s town is next?

Phase 2 of Ultra-Fast Broadband build underway - who’s town is next? The second phase of the government’s Ultra-Fast Broadband (UFB) initiative is underway, with Hikurangi and Hokitika the lucky first towns to benefit.“Having access to fast and reliable broadband is critical for regional towns like Hikurangi and Hokitika,” Communications Minister, Simon Bridges.

The FCC Votes to Kill Net Neutrality, Dismantle Title II Rules Governing ISPs

The FCC Votes to Kill Net Neutrality, Dismantle Title II Rules Governing ISPs The FCC has begun the process of dismantling net neutrality and its classification of ISPs as common carriers under Title II.” The classification of ISPs under Title II was a contentious decision that the industry ultimately forced upon itself.

New tel laws for advanced Internet: Goodie bag or mixed bag?

New tel laws for advanced Internet: Goodie bag or mixed bag? “As the copper network is essentially being replaced by UFB, it is appropriate that copper regulation be removed from 2020.“Overall, the final package reduces compliance costs for industry and further encourages innovation and investment, for the long term benefit of consumers,” Mr Bridges says.

States, Feds Vie to Set Testing Rules for Self-Driving Cars

States, Feds Vie to Set Testing Rules for Self-Driving Cars Special interest groups and politicians in Washington spent this week telling each other they’ve got the best oversight plan for safely testing and bringing autonomous vehicles to market.Democratic legislators want the feds to make self-driving cars super-safe.

AT&T Attempts to Hijack Net Neutrality 'Day of Action' With Deceptive Webpage

AT&T Attempts to Hijack Net Neutrality 'Day of Action' With Deceptive Webpage Yesterday was the net neutrality “day of action” protest around the internet.Companies and websites posted messages of support for net neutrality, which is imperiled by a Republican-led Federal Communications Commission (FCC).

Afghan Girls Banned From US Robotics Competition Finally Attend Event

Afghan Girls Banned From US Robotics Competition Finally Attend Event Earlier this month, a team of six Afghan girls with a passion for robotics were denied entrance into the United States.They were planning to attend the FIRST Global Challenge competition, which runs from Sunday July 16th through Tuesday July 18th in Washington DC.

How IT Can Save Our Healthcare System

How IT Can Save Our Healthcare System In reality, the law is about health insurance reform, and curbing the steep rise of the federal government’s subsidizing of health care for our citizens.The US healthcare system is not behind in technology investment compared with other countries.

Philippines freezes peace talks with communist rebels

Philippines freezes peace talks with communist rebels The Philippine government has frozen efforts to resume stalled peace talks with communist rebels following a series of attacks, officials said.Three government troops were killed, and six soldiers who were part of the president's security group were wounded in the separate attacks, DPA news agency said.