FCC Privacy Plan Harms Consumers: Commissioner O’Rielly

Sept. 21 — The Federal Communications Commission’s “specious” broadband privacy proposal would increase costs for broadband internet service providers and would harm consumer choice in sharing their data, FCC Commissioner Michael O’Rielly said Sept. 21. The FCC’s proposal would establish rules for broadband providers, such as AT&T Inc. and Verizon Communications Inc., that would require…

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Cyberwarfare: What are we doing today?

NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. (AFNS) — Lt. Gen. J. Kevin McLaughlin, the U.S. Cyber Command deputy commander, discussed the missions, capacity and capabilities of USCYBERCOM during a cyber warfare session at the Air Force Association Air, Space and Cyber Conference here Sept. 20. McLaughlin detailed the journey toward building cyber mission forces and how the command plans…

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The Cold War is Over. The Cyber War has Begun.

Contemplating Russian nuclear threats during the Cold War, the strategist Herman Kahn calibrated a macabre ladder of escalation, with 44 rungs ranging from “Ostensible Crisis” to “Spasm or Insensate War.” In the era of cyberwarfare that’s now dawning, the rules of the game haven’t yet been established with such coldblooded precision. That’s why this period of Russian-American…

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