Privacy rules passed by the FCC in 2016 might be overturned in the near future, with the US Senate voting to get rid of them. Among the things that'll change without the rules is that internet providers will be able to sell your browsing history without permission.
President Trump has signed a NASA funding bill that was recently passed by Congress. This bill both authorizes funding for the space agency and directs it to create a plan that'll enable it to send a "crewed mission to Mars in the 2030s." NASA will get $19.5 billion.
Facebook, Google, and Twitter may face legal action from the European Commission for two reasons: unfair terms and conditions as well as not tackling scams. The Commission began speaking with the companies about these problems in November of last year.
GreatFire, an organization that monitors the state of China's internet censorship, says the country has blocked access to Pinterest. It was one of the few relatively popular Western sites to be available in China. The site has been blocked for around seven days.
China's advances in supercomputing could pose risks to the US' national security and economy, according to a report from the National Security Agency (NSA) and Department of Energy (DOE). They believe China is "extremely likely" to lead supercomputing as early as 2020.
Sweden's Patent and Market Court has ruled Telia, a local ISP, must hand over the private information for 5,300 IP addresses to a copyright troll. Njord, a Danish law firm representing Guardaley, a known copyright troll, has been given the right to obtain data.
Federal officials in the US have indicted four people involved with a Yahoo breach in 2014. The charges reveal alleged cooperation between the Russian Federal Security Agency (FSB) and hired hackers. Two FSB agents are covered by the indictment announced by the DoJ.
Russia's Federal Antimonopoly Service has found Apple guilty of price fixing with its iPhones. The company has, according to the antitrust regulator, engaged in price fixing for years. It pushed sellers to maintain certain prices for the iPhone 5 through the iPhone 6s.
Companies like Facebook and Twitter could face a fine as large as €50 million in Germany if they fail to remove hate speech in 24 hours. The country's Justice Ministry has introduced a draft law that outlines the fine. The fine would appear when there's not a quick response.
Verizon is being sued by New York City for not completing its citywide fiber network. Its failure to finish the job went against a 2008 contract. Verizon had promised everyone in the city would have access to FiOS by 2014. Verizon admits that not all households are covered.
Uber is facing harsh regulatory actions from Thailand and Hong Kong, both of which are opposed to the company's UberX service. A court decision in Hong Kong has led to five UberX drivers being fined around $1,300 for using their vehicles for commercial activities.
The California DMV has granted Uber a permit to conduct autonomous vehicle tests on public roads in the state. This comes after the company put self-driving Volvo XC90s on the road in San Francisco last year without a permit, quickly angering the government.
Congress has passed a bill, the NASA Transition Authorization Act of 2017, that appropriates $19.5 billion to the agency. Along with giving NASA money, the document requests the agency put together a plan to get humans "near or on the surface of Mars in the 2030s."
FBI director James Comey explained on Wednesday during the 2017 Boston Conference on Cyber Security that people in the US shouldn't be expecting "absolute privacy." He stated there's effectively nothing that's truly private given the right circumstances.
President Trump has renominated Ajit Pai to the FCC for another five years, meaning he'll continue to run the agency for the foreseeable future. His first term technically ended in June 2016, but Pai has been heading towards reconfirmation ever since.
A consumer protection group in Denmark is working to minimize Google's practice of holding on to user data. Tænk, the Danish consumer council, has reported Google to the Danish Data Protection Agency (DDPA). Their report claims Google is violating personal data laws.
The CIA has an entire unit dedicated to finding ways to exploit iOS devices, according to WikiLeaks' Vault 7 leak. Among the code that's leaked is a "hacking arsenal" of malware, zero day exploits, and other software meant to infiltrate iOS. CIA has focused on iOS.
The FCC under Ajit Pai has worked to get rid of rules created by the Obama administration that would keep ISPs from secretly selling customer data. Officials with the agency blocked the rules a day before they were set to be enacted. New rules will be developed.
Google is facing an antitrust investigation by Turkish regulators who believe there could be problems with the company's Android-related policies. Turkey's Competition Authority is going to look at Google's manner of using Android to promote other services.
Russian hackers have been blackmailing liberal groups in the United States by showing them stolen email or cloud data and threatening to release it if no payment is made. Bloomberg has reported on these extortion situations based on private security and FBI sources.