Digital Daily Dozen 1/27/17

New FCC Will Take a Backseat in Cybersecurity

The newly Republican-led Federal Communications Commission is unlikely to make cybersecurity regulation the priority it was under the last administration, according to past comments by the agency’s new chairman.  –Inside Sources


Ohlhausen Named Acting FTC Chair

President Donald Trump has appointed Republican Maureen Ohlhausen acting chair of the Federal Trade Commission.  –Media Post


Made in China — and straight to your Amazon box

Importer David Bryant says he made a good living buying boating products from China and selling them on Amazon.  –USA Today


Free State Announces Speakers for Telecom Policy Conference

The Free State Foundation has lined up an A-list of speakers for its ninth annual Telecom Policy Conference in Washington, D.C., March 14.  –Broadcasting & Cable


Up to $170 Million New York Connect America Funding to be Awarded by the State

The state of New York, rather than the FCC, will award up to $170 million in broadband Connect America funding to network operators to help cover the cost of bringing broadband to areas of the state where broadband is not available today.  –Telecompetitor


Report: AT&T Third in Smart Home Market Share

AT&T has about 308,000 smart home subscribers, according to new smart home market share research from Strategy Analytics.  That puts the carrier in third place among U.S. smart home service providers, behind two companies with roots in the home security business –Vivint and ADT.  –Telecompetitor


3-D-Printed Skin Leads the Way Toward Artificial Organs

The initial hype surrounding 3-D printing may have started to fade, but researchers using the technique to create living tissue are showing encouraging results.  –MIT Technology Review


When will self-driving cars be everywhere?

If you want to ride in a self-driving car as soon as possible, keep your eye on the big ride-sharing apps.  –Recode


NTT to demo new subsea cable fibre-optic system at 1.44 petabit

Submarine cables may not be the sexiest of technologies but they are robust, dependable, they do the job and, as history has shown, can be tweaked and tweaked again to provide faster and more efficient communications.  –ITU Blog


Nasuni CEO: ‘We’re going to liberate you from the bottleneck around your files’

When it comes to file systems, scale is the enemy, according to Andres Rodriguez, CEO of Nasuni. And the best weapon in the battle for scale is the cloud. Nasuni claims to have developed the first cloud-native file system, delivering not only virtually unlimited scale in the cloud but rapid access to files from locations around the world.  –Network World


Groups Ask Congress to Axe FCC’s Broadband Privacy Framework

Several groups including ISP-backed NetCompetition, Americans for Tax Reform and a host of small-government advocates are calling on Congress to dismantle the FCC’s broadband privacy framework, which it adopted in the waning days of former chairman Tom Wheeler’s tenure.  –Multi Channel News


Rogers Tightens Technology Ties to Comcast

Rogers Communications intends to roll out an IPTV service that relies on Comcast’s X1 platform in early 2018, but the technology ties between those operators is going much deeper than that.  –Multi Channel News




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.