Digital Daily Dozen: 10/20/15

Millennials may be more likely to cut the cord and less likely to pick up a newspaper, but really their media habits aren’t dramatically different from previous generations. Teens, on the other hand, are making some radical changes from the way media was consumed in the past. 
A blog post by CrowdStrike said that the attacks had continued despite an agreement to end them between Washington and Beijing. 
The Financial Services Roundtable has launched a D.C. media campaign to urge the Senate to pass the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act, which would allow businesses including cable ISPs whose networks carry much of that info, to share cyber threat information, including shielding them from liability for errors in sharing.
If the system of rights bundling and exclusivity were to change through the proposed injunction, it would be an enormous shake-up to the TV industry. The lawsuit nods to a scenario of more output, referencing what happened to Division I college football after a 1984 Supreme Court ruling regarding the NCAA.  
While we see so many changes in the sports media landscape, it is clear that sports is made for our digitized world, and the cuts at ESPN highlight that the model still has not been sorted out yet. Live events, be they broadcast on TV or streamed on various devices, are able to be bundled into any number of packages.  
Verizon and AT&T customers with Android phones are vulnerable to security and privacy breaches when using Voice over LTE, according to an advisory posted by security researchers. The advisory, posted by Carnegie Mellon University’s public vulnerability database, was based on a paper published by South Korean academics.   
Cars of the future are likely to be highly advanced machines with knowledge of the driver’s every decision: Do you speed? Brake too hard? Wear a seatbelt? All this information could potentially be used against you by insurers, data brokers or hackers — potentially without your knowledge.   
Innovations in the field of information and communication technology account for nearly 40 per cent of all patents awarded by the US Patent and Trademark Office. The ICT industry is one of the most innovative the world has ever seen. It is home to an extraordinary volume of intellectual property rights.   
Apple Music has convinced 6.5 million users to pay for the service,  Apple CEO Tim Cook said late Monday. Those paying subscribers are just a slice of the users who agreed to try out the service on a trial base starting June 30, suggesting millions weren’t sold by the time the first three-month trial ended in late September.   
Amazon is continuing its fight against fake reviews, filing a lawsuit against more than 1,000 people who allegedly offered to hire themselves out as fake reviewers at $5 a review. All of the defendants were selling their services on, a website where people can sell such services as designing a logo or editing a resume.    
China continues to present some unusual challenges for Apple, which confirmed that it has removed apps that collected private user data such as email addresses and device identifiers. Researchers found 256 apps using a third-party advertising tool that harvested personal information and sent it off to its own servers.   
Millennials might be more inclined to subscribe to pay television services if their current (or potential) providers were to make a more concerted effort to demonstrate how the services can be used anywhere, on any device, according to research from strategy consulting firm Altman Vilandrie & Co.   
As of Oct. 1, Comcast customers in a few small markets are now subject to metered data use. Households that use more than 300 gigabytes of data per month will have the choice to pay $10 for an extra 50 gigabytes or $30 per month for unlimited service. The cable giant joins the No. 4 player in the industry, Cox, in offering tiers that vary.