Digital Daily Dozen 1/13/17

As if things couldn’t get weirder, C-SPAN’s online feed is supplanted by RT

C-SPAN can claim with considerable justification that it’s the ultimate in anti-propaganda information. Online and on cable, it feeds Americans unfiltered footage of proceedings in legislative chambers, the White House briefing room and many pressing public events. It also does public-affairs programming that is meticulously fair and nonpartisan.


Cybersecurity and Privacy Will Be the New Price of Appropriations, Chairman Says

Cybersecurity will be a major focus of the new Congress thanks largely to Russian cyber-meddling in the 2016 election, but that focus will stretch from national defense all the way to Americans’ wallets and the apps that access them, according to the new chairman of a powerful appropriations subcommittee.


Twitter to Live-Stream ‘PBS NewsHour’ Inauguration Coverage

PBS NewsHour has partnered with Twitter to have its coverage of Inauguration Day streamed on the social media service, with the coverage available to anyone, with or without a Twitter account.


YouTube launches Super Chat, a tool that lets you pay to pin comments on live streams

YouTube today is announcing a new feature to help creators monetize when they go live. It’s called Super Chat, and allows viewers to pay to pin a comment on live streams.


N.S.A. Gets More Latitude to Share Intercepted Communications

New rules relax longstanding limits on what the National Security Agency may do with the information gathered by its most powerful surveillance operations.


Amazon Launches Anime Channel for $5 Per Month, Its First Branded Subscription Channel

Amazon is rolling out its first branded on-demand subscription service for Amazon Channels: Anime Strike, offering more than 1,000 series episodes and movies ranging from classic titles to current shows broadcast on Japanese TV.


Intel Turns Tom Brady’s Everyday Life Epic

For those who just can’t get enough of Tom Brady, here’s a chance to see his everyday life from nearly every angle.


These paper-airplane drones may one day save your life

DARPA is funding autonomous cardboard airplanes that can carry medical supplies.


New Multicast Network Aimed at People on The Go

As the number of niche-oriented multicast networks grows, Seals Entertainment will be rolling out a digital subchannel targeting a whole new category of viewers: people on the go.


Fox Sports to Offer Player’s Eye View of Super Bowl LI

Hoping to give viewers a unique perspective from football’s grandest stage, Fox Sports said it will use technology from Intel for a “Be the Player” replay enhancement that will offer a player’s eye view of the action from Super Bowl LI.


Lessons for corporate IT from Geek Squad legal case

The life of the corporate desktop team can turn into a legal nightmare quickly if end users haven’t agreed that it’s OK for techs to search their machines, something that has come to light in a California child pornography case involving Best Buy’s Geek Squad.


Google’s AI is writing a lot of emails

The company’s Smart Reply feature, which automatically generates email responses based on the contents of an incoming message, is now responsible for 10 percent of the mobile responses sent using the Inbox app.




The Digital Daily Dozen is distributed weekdays (usually) by Dom Caristi or Heather Vaughn as a service of the BSU Digital Policy Institute. The articles are culled from various e-newsletters. The content is not original – only their compilation in this mailing is.