Digital Daily Dozen 2/21/17

Why Judge Gorsuch is a regulatory skeptic

One unreported item regarding President Trump’s nominee for the U.S. Supreme Court, Judge Neil Gorsuch of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit, is that he would bring more private practice exposure…  –Brookings


Verizon Adds Drone Company To Its IoT Business

The pursuit to bring the Internet of Things to the sky continues with a new drone-based acquisition from a major network.  –Media Post


MobiTV Lands $21 Million More

MobiTV, a company that specializes in IP-based multiscreen video delivery, said it has landed a $21 million round of funding from Oak Investment Partners and Ally Corporate Finance.  –B&C


Data Breaches Force Yahoo To Amend Verizon Deal By $350 Million

Yahoo and Verizon on Tuesday issued a joint statement that the two companies have renegotiated their acquisition deal.  –Media Post


Tech, advocacy groups slam DHS call to demand foreign travelers’ passwords

Technology advocacy groups and trade associations representing companies such as Facebook, Google and Microsoft criticized a suggestion from the head of the Department of Homeland Security that foreign nationals should provide social media passwords to enter the U.S.  –The Hill


Hackers who took control of PC microphones siphon >600 GB from 70 targets

Critical infrastructure, media, and scientists targeted by suspected nation-state.  –Ars Technica


LTE speeds outpace home internet with new Qualcomm and Intel modems

With every new generation of smartphone, LTE connections get faster. That’s because the devices have faster modems that can transfer data at unprecedented download speeds.  –Network World


Google and Bing to deprecate piracy websites

Illegally streamed live football matches and pirated films and music will be hidden under new plan to crackdown on pirating.  –Guardian


TDS to use $75M in FCC funding to expand broadband to 160K rural locations

TDS Telecom has received $75.1 million in FCC’s Alternative Connect America Cost Model (A-CAM) funds to expand broadband to nearly 160,000 rural locations across its network territory.  –Fierce Telecom


Microsoft says Stryker is using HoloLens to help hospitals design better operating rooms

Microsoft is talking for the first time today about a new customer of its HoloLens augmented reality headset: publicly traded medical device company Stryker.  –Venture Beat


Report: 40.7 Million U.S. Mobile-Only Internet Users By Year-End

The latest market data from eMarketer reveals that the number of Americans who access the Internet solely via desktop, laptop or other types of personal computers will shrink to 17.9 million this year, down from 20.3 million in 2016.  –Telecompetitor


Comcast’s ‘Tech ETA’ Feature Goes Wide

Following a string of trials in several individual markets, Comcast confirmed that it has rolled out Tech ETA, an app that lets customers track their technicians and installers, in all of the MSO’s markets.  –B&C



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. ________________________________________________________________