Digital Daily Dozen 2/14/17

FCC Testing New Network Outage Reporting System

Cable, satellite, wireline and wireless voice providers, and paging services who must file reports of significant network disruptions to the FCC will need to file to the 2.0 Network Outage Reporting System (NORS).  –B&C


Univision to Stream Soccer Matches on Facebook Live

Univision said it has made a deal to live stream Liga MX soccer matches to fans in English via Facebook Live.  –B&C


Change Is Coming to the FCC

February has been a month of change for the Federal Communications Commission, both because of its new Republican leadership and how the new chairman is dramatically changing the way the agency does business.  –Inside Sources


Better Legal Protection for Emails?—My Fault That It’s Needed

A bill moving through Congress would require a warrant to access the contents of an email, even an email more than six months old.  –CommLaw Blog


Blackburn Aims To Revoke Broadband Privacy Rules

The head of the House Communications Subcommittee says she is readying a push to revoke the Federal Communications Commission’s broadband privacy rules.  –Media Post


CBS in Program Licensing Deal With Japan’s Wowow

CBS Studios International said it signed a content licensing agreement with Wowow, the leading premium pay-TV provider in Japan.  –B&C


CenturyLink/Level 3 Merger Gets First State Approvals

Ohio, Utah and Nevada are the first states to sign off on the merger of broadband providers CenturyLink and Level 3 Communications, according to CenturyLink .  –B&C


Bill Gates joins China’s popular WeChat service

Bill Gates has never shied away from using the internet to achieve his philanthropic goals. He’s participated in the Ice Bucket Challenge and multiple Reddit AMAs, and even published incredible book reviews online. This week, the Microsoft co-founder and multibillionaire philanthropist is joining WeChat to reach an even bigger audience.  –The Verge


Senators plot bipartisan bill on self-driving cars

A bipartisan duo in the Senate is planning to craft legislation to advance autonomous vehicle technology as part of a major congressional effort to speed up the deployment of self-driving cars.  –The Hill


Trump, Trudeau commit to cooperation on cyber

President Trump and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau committed to working together on cybersecurity and protecting critical infrastructure on Monday.  –The Hill


Jumping on the blockchain bandwagon

Given that the cryptographic ledger technology behind the Bitcoin digital currency already has been widely touted as a new way of solving a multitude of cybersecurity issues, one could say blockchain has already been hyped. But it’s also gained firm adherents in some areas of government.  –GCN


Is it time to separate the news from the Facebook newsfeed?

Social media scholars talk a lot about “context collapse,” the term that describes what happens when, on a platform like Facebook, users find that they can’t communicate freely with their friends while their relatives are reading the same posts, or with their relatives while the employers get to read, too, etc.  –Recode



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. ________________________________________________________________