Digital Daily Dozen 3/6/17

New fight erupts over internet privacy

A new fight is brewing over internet privacy as the Federal Communications Commission moves to undo Obama-era rules.  –The Hill


Op-ed: Protect the Open Internet with a bipartisan law

Let’s put the scare tactics and apocalyptic rhetoric aside. The Internet worked great in 2014 when there were no net neutrality rules. And it still works great today after the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) applied Ma Bell regulations from 1934 to broadband.  –Ars Technica


ITIF: Existing Antitrust Reviews Can Handle ‘Big Data’ Concerns

The Information Technology and Innovation Foundation says regulators should not start factoring in collection and use of data in antitrust reviews absent “clear examples of anticompetitive conduct.”  –B&C


Facebook has started to flag fake news stories

Coming to your feed: A “disputed” label for bogus stories–Recode


The Golden Age of Email Hacks Is Only Getting Started

AS GOVERNOR OF Indiana, Mike Pence conducted state business using his personal email account. An AOL account. So of course someone hacked it. With a phishing scam.  –Wired


Microsoft commits to further U.S. investments in TVWS this year

Even though the recently concluded incentive auction created uncertainty among white-spaces users and the developing ecosystem, Microsoft says it is committed to taking on more TV white spaces (TVWS) investments with partners around the United States this year.  –Fierce Wireless


Ford is 3-D printing car parts which could mean more customized vehicles

Ford is testing large-scale 3-D printing technology for car parts, which could allow drivers to customize cars for a lower price, the company said on Monday.  –CNBC


FCC Grants Waivers to Jewish Community Centers

The FCC has granted an “emergency waiver” to Jewish community centers (JCCs) and their ISPs to allow JCCs and law enforcement to get access to the caller-ID info of “threatening and harassing callers.”  –B&C


US DOJ drops child porn case to avoid disclosing Tor exploit

The FBI remains unwilling to disclose the technique it used to deanonymize Tor users in the Playpen case  –Network World


The World’s Largest Shipping Company Trials Blockchain to Track Cargo

What links flowers, mandarin oranges, and pineapples? They’re all neatly recorded on Maersk’s new digital shipping ledger.  –MIT Technology Review


Congress proposes grants for state, local cybersecurity

To help states and local governments fight cyber intrusions and other threats, a group of lawmakers from both parties and both houses of Congress introduced a bill that would give those entities more assistance.  –GCN


Spam email operator’s faulty backup leaks 1.37bn addresses

One of the largest spam operations in the world has exposed its entire operation to the public, leaking its database of 1.37bn email addresses thanks to a faulty backup.  –The Guardian


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. ________________________________________________________________