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Freelance writer, journalist and analyst, former Executive Editor at eWEEK. Columnist at eWEEK, reviewer for NWW.

Collapse of Comcast-Time Warner Merger Will Benefit Internet Users

eweek.com — NEWS ANALYSIS: The FCC used one of its silver bullets to kill a merger that many suspected would limit broadband users significantly. The collapse of the proposed merger between Comcast and Time Warner should have been a surprise to no one. This merger, if it had happened, would have put more than half the U.S.

Cyber-Security Bill Seen as Good First Step Despite Privacy Concerns

eweek.com — NEWS ANALYSIS: The House of Representatives passes a bill to encourage sharing of information about cyber-attacks. But critics say the law doesn't go far enough to protect personal privacy. The passage by the U.S. House of Representatives of the Protecting Cyber Networks Act on Aprils 22 is being widely hailed as a critical first step in protecting networks in the United States against cyber-criminals.

Noble Digital Brings Real-Time Content Targeting to Web Video

eweek.com — NEW ANALYSIS: A new interactive video platform can react to responses by viewers in real time to deliver highly targeted content while also finding out why some content doesn't work. I know you've been there.

New Advertising Malware Spreads Through Web Advertising Channels

eweek.com — NEWS ANALYSIS: Security researchers find new malware that exploits legitimate advertising channels to attack and compromise computers. Adobe Flash has long been used as a path for attacking computers through their browsers because it's capable of executing code on remote Websites without users realizing it.

EU Antitrust Case Against Google Shopping Much Ado About Very Little

eweek.com — NEWS ANALYSIS: The European antitrust case is surprisingly minor, very thin, and more related to local politics than about Google business practices. As is usually the case when a news event takes place that relatively few people understand, the Internet fills with prophesies of doom while unbridled fear and unfounded gossip circulates among bloggers and on social media.

Presidential Candidates Display Social Media Savvy With Twitter Tweets

eweek.com — NEWS ANALYSIS: Twitter has come to the fore in the early stages of the 2016 presidential election campaign with all candidates using some social media forum to get their message across. In the nearly two decades since I wrote the first book on how politicians and political groups use the Internet, surprisingly little has changed.

FCC Slams AT&T With $25 Million Fine for Phone Customer Data Breaches

eweek.com — NEWS ANALYSIS: An investigation showed that Employees in three foreign AT&T call centers stole private customer data so accomplices could unlock stolen phones and resell them. AT&T has agreed to pay a $25 million penalty stemming from the theft of customer data in call centers in Mexico, Colombia and the Philippines.

Former Cyber-Security Czar Says Network Perimeter Defenses Don't Work

eweek.com — NEWS ANALYSIS: Former U.S. cyber-security coordinator says enterprise executives must assume that malicious hackers have already broken into their corporate networks. The big question about enterprise security isn't how to keep cyber-criminals out of your network; the big question is how to limit the damage.

White House Sanctions Attempt to Hit Cyber-Crime in the Pocketbook

eweek.com — By Wayne Rash | Posted 2015-04-01 Email Print NEWS ANALYSIS: Obama administration issues an Executive Order that allows the government to stop the flow of money and movement of people connected with cyber-crime. An Executive Order signed by President Barack Obama on April 1 is the latest in a series of moves by the U.S.

FCC Assigns Spectrum to Create Citizens Broadband Radio Service

eweek.com — By Wayne Rash | Posted 2015-03-30 Email Print NEWS ANALYSIS: New 3.5 GHz band will allow what the Federal Communications Commission calls innovative uses to take advantage of a variety of wireless technologies.
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