Digital Daily Dozen 1/20/17

Final Latch Secured On LPTV Freezer

The FCC has announced that effective immediately, it will no longer accept applications for construction permits for new digital companion channels filed by analog Low Power Television stations.  –CommLawBlog


Air Force goes after cyber deception technology

The Air Force Research Lab (AFRL) tapped into that notion today as it awarded a $750,000 grant to security systems developer Galios to develop a cyber deception system that will “dramatically reduce the capabilities of an attacker that has gained a foothold on a network.”  –Network World


Broadband Bills Head to Senate Commerce Markup

The Senate Commerce Committee has scheduled a couple of broadband-related bills for its first markup in the new Congress, which is scheduled for Jan. 24. They are the MOBILE Now Act and DIGIT Act.  –B&C


FCC: Comcast Takes Steps to Authenticate HBO Go on PS4

Comcast has “completed all the steps needed to authenticate its subscribers for access to the HBO Go and WatchESPN TV Everywhere services on  PlayStation devices,” FCC Enforcement Bureau chief Travis LeBlanc said in a letter to the company this week.  –Multichannel News


Why Netflix isn’t worried about GOP plans to weaken Net neutrality

As President-elect Donald Trump prepares to take the Oval Office, one high-profile tech issue that many analysts are watching is Net neutrality. Republicans are widely expected to seek changes to the rules, which currently bar Internet providers from slowing down websites they don’t like or speeding up others in exchange for payment. –Washington Post


Windstream Scores with the Green Bay Packers, Will Deliver Gigabit to Lambeau Field

Home to the storied Green Bay Packers NFL franchise, Lambeau Field and Packers’ business and telemarketing offices will soon be wired for Windstream’s gigabit fiber, IP voice, and business continuity services.  –TeleCompetitor


Commerce Dept. Sets Guiding Principles For Internet Of Things

The government aims to be one of the leading IoT consumers and enable growth with a new set of principles designed to help it do so.  –Media Post


What is the Adversary Likely to Do With the Clearance Records for 20 Million Americans?

Almost three years after the hacking of the Office of Personnel Management, 20 million Americans — 7 percent of the U.S. population — who were the victims of the hack should remain vigilant.  –Inside Sources


Hulu’s offline playback is coming soon

Hulu has been talking about adding the ability to download movies and TV shows for offline viewing for a while now, but in a recent interview with AdWeek, Hulu CEO Mike Hopkins is gave a rough timetable on when to expect the feature, saying that “It’s something that we’re going be doing in a few months.  –The Verge


Zelda will be Nintendo’s final game for the ‘end of life’ Wii U

Nintendo has just confirmed that The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild will be the last first-party game for the company’s soon to be replaced Wii U. It’s a bittersweet moment for die-hard fans of the console — and yes, they exist.  –Tech Crunch


Your real-world purchases will soon determine what ads you see on Snapchat

Snap, the company behind the ephemeral image sharing app, will begin letting advertisers use offline sales data like store purchases and loyalty rewards programs to better tailor ads to individual users.  –Mashable


AT&T Claims More Than 200,000 DirecTV Now Subs Signed Up in Q4

AT&T added more than 200,000 video subscribers in the fourth quarter — which was “entirely driven” by its new DirecTV Now internet-delivered pay-TV service, the telco said Friday.  –Variety



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.