Digital Daily Dozen 3/14/17

Google’s Allo app can reveal to your friends what you’ve searched

The mobile messaging app lets you include Google Assistant in conversations.  –Recode


March Madness 2017: How to stream the NCAA tournament live

You can stream the championship and final four games for free. You may have to pay to stream other games, though.  –Recode


Germany considers 50 million euro fines for social media companies that fail to remove hate speech

Justice ministry says Facebook and Twitter are still failing to quickly remove illegal content reported by users  –The Verge


Robots need work, but beware rise of fascist AI

So here’s the bottom line on robots and artificial intelligence.  Don’t be too concerned about the rise of humanoid robots, because they’re still not ready for prime time.  –USA Today


FCC: TVs Could Use NAB Convention To Help Coordinate Repack

An FCC official said Monday (March 14) that the post-auction transition clock–90 days to file construction permits, a total of 39 months for the transition–will begin with the release of the auction closing and reassignment public notice in mid-April.  –B&C


ACA Pushes FCC to End Charter’s Overbuild Condition

The American Cable Association has filed a letter with the FCC on behalf of 38 small and mid-sized ISPs asking the FCC to remove the overbuild condition in the Charter-Time Warner Cable merger.  –B&C


Public Radio and Television Stations Face New Threat of Budget Cuts

Station operators fear President Donald Trump is targeting the CPB, which doles out government money to nearly 1,500 stations  –WSJ


HLG, Advanced HDR and the long road ahead for HDR broadcasts in the U.S.

HDR may be the brightest star among the Ultra HD suite of features but the imaging technology has a ways to go before it can brighten broadcast television content in the U.S.  –Fierce Cable


Estimates for Snap’s ad revenue have been cut, and shares just hit an all-time low

The Snapchat maker Snap Inc. is still expected to exponentially grow its ad revenue in 2017, but by not quite as much as originally expected.  –Business Insider


White House Report Finds Cybersecurity Gaps at Federal Agencies

Despite the U.S. government’s steps to tackle cybersecurity threats, hackers continue to target federal agencies and they experienced tens of thousands of incidents last year, according to a White House report.  –Bloomberg


Adtran: Connect America Fund Broadband Technologies Will Be a Mixed Bag

Telcos are likely to use a mixture of technologies — including fixed wireless, copper bonding and vectoring – to meet deployment requirements of phase two of the Connect America Fund (CAF), said Kurt Raaflaub, head of strategic solutions marketing for broadband equipment supplier Adtran, in an interview.  –Telecompetitor


Facebook says police can’t use its data for ‘surveillance’

Facebook is cutting police departments off from a vast trove of data that has been increasingly used to monitor protesters and activists.  –Washington Post



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. ________________________________________________________________