Digital Daily Dozen 1/30/17

Internet Service Providers, Studios and Record Labels Call It Quits on Copyright Alert System

Major internet providers are ending a four-year-old system in which consumers received “copyright alerts” when they viewed peer-to-peer pirated content.  –Variety


The Race to Pass Obama’s Last Law and Save Tech in DC

The Talent Act and the Presidential Innovation Fellowship become President Obama’s final love letter to technology and technologists.–Wired


Tech Industry Reeling, Reacting To Trump Immigration Order

As worldwide furor over the administration’s temporary ban on admitting refugees and travelers from seven Muslim-majority countries grew over the weekend, President Donald Trump blamed the media for misrepresenting ..  –Media Post


Fitbit To Cut Jobs After Weak Q4

In the latest sign of a slowdown in the wearables market, Fitbit will announce weak Q4 results today, along with plans to lay off up to 10 percent of its workforce.  –The Information


Stranded and Stuck

Students and scholars are among those affected by a sweeping executive order banning entry into the U.S. from seven Muslim-majority nations.  –Inside Higher Ed


FBI request for Twitter account data may have overstepped legal guidelines

The FBI appeared to go beyond the scope of existing legal guidance in seeking certain kinds of internet records from Twitter (TWTR.N) as recently as last year, legal experts said, citing two warrantless surveillance orders the social media company published on Friday.  –Reuters


From parking to farming, applications for NB-IoT are heading out into the real world

Showing off a couple of practical uses for its new narrowband Internet of Things service, Norwegian mobile operator Telia reckons the tech will open up many original applications.  –ZD Net


FCC Outlines Post-Incentive Auction Transition

The FCC has released its procedures public notice for repacking TV stations after the broadcast incentive auction, which is currently wrapping up.  –Broadcasting & Cable


Report: Snap to trade on NYSE

Snap Inc., the parent company of messaging app Snapchat, will reportedly trade on the New York Stock Exchange when it plans to go public.  –USA Today


Super Bowl Blackouts Loom As Retrans Battles Continue

With the Feb. 5 Super Bowl fast approaching, pay-TV subscribers in seven states are at risk of missing one of TV’s biggest events due to local Fox affiliates being blacked out by MPVDs.  –Broadcasting & Cable


Roku Preps Free Super Bowl Stream

Roku said it is gearing up to provide a free live stream Super Bowl LI, when the New England Patriots line up against the Atlanta Falcons this Sunday (Feb.  5) at NRG Stadium in Houston–Multichannel News


DSA encouraged by FCC spectrum direction

The head of the Dynamic Spectrum Alliance (DSA) says the organization is encouraged by the current makeup of the still-evolving FCC, but the DSA’s goals remain the same in terms of working on a global scale rather than just focusing on the U.S.  –Fierce Wireless




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.