Legislation

The FTC Announces Operation Tech Trap to Help Thwart Scam ‘Tech Support’ Popups (VentureBeat)

If you’ve ever had your web browser taken over by a hard-to-close window declaring that your computer is infected with viruses, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is finally here... More

CreativeFuture, Copyright Alliance Ask Congress to Support Copyright Laws (Hollywood Reporter)

In support of the millions of Americans who currently make a living in the creative industries and the next generation who will join them, our two organizations – the Copyright A... More

M&E Journal: The EU Effect on Film and TV

By Peter Worrall, co-founder and director of research and marketing, Fortium Technologies — We all spent much of the summer obsessing about “Brexit,” the British electorat... More

President Trump Told That Strong Copyright Laws Are in His Interest (TorrentFreak)

On Friday January 20, Donald J. Trump was inaugurated as the 45th President of the United States after one of the most controversial election campaigns of modern times. For those ... More

Trump Questions Quest for Cybersecurity: ‘No Computer is Safe’ (The Washington Post)

President-elect Donald Trump has repeatedly questioned whether critical computer networks can ever be protected from intruders, alarming cybersecurity experts who say his comments ... More

DDoS, IoT Top Cybersecurity Priorities for 45th President (Krebs on Security)

Addressing distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks designed to knock Web services offline and security concerns introduced by the so-called “Internet of Things” (IoT... More

Trump Presidency Fuels Heated Encryption Debate (CNET)

Cindy Cohn says she's tired of having the same conversation about encryption. That might be why Cohn, the executive director of the Electronic Frontier Foundation, made frank ... More

Will President Trump Be Tough on Online Piracy? (TorrentFreak)

At TorrentFreak we have no interest in reporting on politics, except when it’s relevant to copyright issues. After the surprising victory of Donald Trump earlier this week, se... More

NCTA: We’ll Sue If FCC Set-Top Box Proposal Stands (B&C)

National Cable & Telecommunications Association President Michael Powell says his association will sue if the FCC's set-top proposal is adopted. In a press conference with reporter... More

Encryption Project Issues 1 Million Free Digital Certificates in Three Months (PC World)

Let’s Encrypt, an organization set up to encourage broader use of encryption on the Web, has distributed 1 million free digital certificates in just three months. The digital ce... More

F.C.C. Fine-Tunes Plan to Subsidize Internet Access (New York Times)

People who do not have regular access to the Internet can fall behind in school, at work and in other everyday tasks. The Federal Communications Commission is close to what it hope... More

Feds Go After Online Payment Firm for Deceptive Cyber Security (The Hill)

Federal regulators on Thursday sent a major signal to financial technology companies, settling charges against an online payment firm for deceiving customers about data security. ... More

FCC Digs Into How Restrictive Cable Contracts are Preventing Streaming TV Options (TechHive)

If you’re wondering why most TV channels haven’t branched out with new online streaming services, you’re not alone. The Federal Communications Commission is now examining how... More

The State of Cyber Insurance (Network World)

All this year I’ve been researching the burgeoning cyber insurance market. Admittedly, this is a bit of a detour from covering endpoint security, network security, and security a... More