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Fresh update on "fcc" discussed on Behind the Bastards
"And broadcasters like Dr James Dobson. Conservative talk show of individuals. G. E. Every conservative talk show is followed by an instant rebuttal of the program by a liberal watchdog group. So this is obviously very silly and very wrong. But what he got right is how youtube works now for like all of these jobs this this whole genre of Youtuber, you'll watch it was like a lefty watching right wing persons program or a right wing person watching your left he's program like pausing every ten seconds to give a rebuttal. Yeah. Yeah she's a huge John. It's like thirty percent of the US economy. Like. The idea that like radio stations would pause in real time on rush limbaugh to have like a left-wing for. buttle. Ever every show. Is as fun as opposed to what actually happened, which is right. Wing media has only but has become like the most dominant media block in the country by a substantial march. Of Obama only got much much more powerful. And I like that Dobson subtly adds to the end of this list because again, he he wrote a letter goes through the letter he like Disney the very end doctor James Dodson. It's just self promotion at its most slimy. Just, Dobson Baby. Was a dozen. Okay. So the FCC pass two, thousand, nine by two, hundred and ten conservative talk radio had all been shut down yes. I do remember that. I remember I remember the nightmare when I couldn't hear rush limbaugh convince my parents that it was okay to glass the entire Middle East from the sky. Because some some dudes fucked up a building. I do remember that. So yeah. Doesn't end down. In Good News, the Justice Department filed criminal charges and civil charges against nearly all Bush administration officials that had involvement in the Iraq. War. Thing that would have what a nice that would have massively improved the world we live in that God what live this way i. Really WanNa live James Dobson's fantasy America James Dobson's fantasy world in which there are consequences for committing war-crimes. Own World. Christian. But publishers are all shut down because of anti-lgbt hate. Speech. Okay support. Shutting Down Book. Publishers. But also it's Never happens. Churches can no longer meeting public schools or any public places because of the new quote separation of Church Shave even public schools. Problem. We're just GONNA logger in public schools because of quote new separation of Church and state laws. It does seem like that was always a violation of the separation of church and state. With the operative word being separation information. Christian homeschooling has effectively all been stopped in part because parents were now forced to not teach their kids that homosexual conduct is wrong or that Jesus is the only way to God since these ideas have been found to hinder students social. Judgment and acceptance of other lifestyles and beliefs that last part was quoting the.
Fresh update on "fcc" discussed on Heartland Newsfeed Radio Network
"The call for the. Pentagon. To keep up with the times democratic. Congressman Seth Moulton of Massachusetts outlined a new report to the Brookings Institution which found the Defense Department is holding on to outdated weapons systems rather than embracing artificial intelligence biotechnology and quantum computing were calling for a real revolution in how we approach our National Security Feature Defense Task Force report concluded the. US must prioritize the development of emerging technologies over fielding and maintaining legacy systems to remain competitive with. Russia in China Rachel Sutherland, Fox's marine wildlife experts will try today to move pot of bottlenose whales from an area off Scotland's coast where joint European naval exercises are about to start rescue and military boats will try to coax the whales back out farther to see the Lakers a majority of Americans are pointing to Friday's tragedy as a clear call for major reforms in everything or literally anything at all that might prevent acts of horrifying senseless violence according to a recent. Poll. The Nation is united in saying that the key to preventing future tragedies is a drastic change in gun control, Mental Health Care School, security media, coverage violence entertainment, the fragility of the human condition, and really so many other things we probably haven't even thought of yet Jesus the Randolph Center for public. Health and safety also released a statement saying quote if you look at statistics regarding gun violence in the United States, you'll see the recent shooting is clear cry for any thing at all to please please be different in Washington lawmakers have reached a bipartisan agreement that the US desperately needs tighter firearm restrictions or looser firearm restrictions or honestly whatever option just makes these things stop do that. The onion news. Network. It's the onion radio news. A man on TV urges the mass purchase of Listerine. This oil redlin reporting in what is believed to be the whitest reaching appeal ever made by an individual on behalf of an oral hygiene aid and on identified man urged millions of people across the US to purchase listerine brand antiseptic mouthwash today experts are baffled as to why a person. With the power to reach millions would choose to present an oral hygiene related message, FCC spokesperson Grant Yarborough. This individual should be so obsessed with oral hygiene is a demand that several million bottles of listerine be simultaneously purchase his battling the man described as a handsome trustworthy looking individual in his early thirties emphatically stressed that listerine.
Fresh update on "fcc" discussed on All Things Considered
"Especially since Cell Service here is spotty. Rural leaders have been lobbying Congress for a big public works project to build out broadband, much like when the government paid to bring electricity to rural areas during another crisis, the Great Depression. Honestly that the challenge is bringing about some good It really is Joe Joe Myers campuses, Nevada's broadband development manager. She hopes the pandemic makes people realize that fast Internet should be a right, not a privilege. I wish that every single time a big project was done. You had to put and conduit and fiber in the ground, just like you do water and sewer just like you do gas just like you do electricity, reliable Internet or not. Parents like Mandy Boring and Idaho are worried. This pandemic is causing a big setback for learning to appreciate your teacher's Ah, whole lot more. Always appreciated them. But just, you know, to have to do four grades as one person that's tough. Idaho is also using cares Act money to build out broadband but born recently learned the fiber won't reach her ranch by a year end deadline. So for now, she's depending on her kid's school, staying in person so long as it's safe. Kirk Singler. NPR NEWS, Boise You're listening to all things considered from NPR news. Suicide rates in the US have been climbing. It is now the 10th leading cause of death. Today is the last day of suicide prevention month and one effort to make it easier for people to get help will soon be a reality. Instead of the current 10 digit suicide hotline, the phone number will be 988. Congress finally passed the National Suicide Hotline Designation Act last week, and once President Trump signs it. It will be implemented by the summer of 2022 to talk more about this new number. We're joined by Sam Brinton, their vice president of advocacy and government affairs at the Trevor Project. Welcome. Thanks so much for having me, Ari. You've been working closely with the FCC on this act. Why was it so difficult to get it done? It's been a little bit difficult because people don't want to talk about death or suicide. But we all need Teo. The CDC told us that in June 1 in four young adults seriously considered suicide at the Trevor project, We know that 40% of LGBT Q seriously considered suicide this year, so Whether we talk about it or not, it's happening, and we need to have a solution of a national lifeline. That's easy to remember. And that's finally what we're goingto have here in the coming years. What do you think the change will be? Once this shift happens and the new three digit number 988 replaces the current suicide hotline, which is 1 802 73 talk. I think the biggest change is going to be ah, limitations on the amount of stigma that occurs. I'm a person who called the national lifeline in college. I believe that we deserve services when we are having suicidal ideation.
Fresh update on "fcc" discussed on All Things Considered
"Siegler. NPR NEWS Boise You're listening to all things considered from NPR news. Suicide rates in the US have been climbing. It is now the 10th leading cause of death. Today is the last day of suicide prevention month and one effort to make it easier for people to get help will soon be a reality. Instead of the current 10 digit suicide hotline, the phone number will be 988. Congress finally passed the National Suicide Hotline Designation Act last week, and once President Trump signs it. It will be implemented by the summer of 2022 to talk more about this new number. We're joined by Sam Brinton, their vice president of advocacy and government affairs at the Trevor Project. Welcome. Thanks so much for having me, Ari. You've been working closely with the FCC on this act. Why was it so difficult to get it done? It's been a little bit difficult because people don't want to talk about death or suicide. But we all need Teo. The CDC told us that In June. 1 in four young adults seriously considered suicide at the Trevor Project. We know that 40% of LGBT Q seriously considered suicide this year, so whether we talk about it or not, it's happening, and we need to have a solution of a national lifeline. That's easy to remember. And that's finally what we're goingto have here in the coming years. What do you think the change will be? Once this shift happens and the new three digit number 988 replaces the current suicide hotline, which is 1 802 73 talk. I think the biggest change is going to be ah, limitations on the amount of stigma that occurs. I'm a person who called the national lifeline in college. I believe that we deserve services when we are having suicidal ideation that match our needs, And when I am in crisis, it's really hard for me to remember a longer number. But 90 date is going to be simple because it's going to remind us of 911. And just like we may call 911 Tio help a neighbor who may be having a heart attack or if we see a car accident if we're having a mental crisis, or our friends or loved ones are will know who to call. If this shift does lead to more people using the hotline, what kinds of resource is our crisis center is going to need to handle that growth is a really important question to remember. Right now. The national suicide Prevention Lifeline is not funded well enough. So although there are hundreds of centers that are currently listening to these Calls. There are hundreds more, which are willing to pick up the mantle. If they would have the resources to be able to make this connection. It's also about the services that will be provided. So 98 and this legislation says that you have to provide specialized services for high risk populations. One of those populations is LGBTQ youth. We need to make sure that whether it be through training or through transfers to services Like the Trevor project, you'll be able to get the help that you need understanding your specific circumstances. So you're saying somebody might dial this number and reach a person who says, Let me transfer you to somebody who is better equipped to handle your specific needs. Given who you are and where you're coming from. Exactly. It's their power to be able to say, I need someone who understands myself. Other trans individual in this moment of crisis can you help me find out resource, which is why it is so kind of shocking and wonderful. To me that it passed unanimously. We have never had an LGBTQ inclusive bill passed Congress unanimously, and that is kind of what reminds me that this was worth all this work. Everyone understands that lives can be saved when someone is ready to listen, and everyone understood that the person listening may need a little bit more specialized services when it comes to this work. Sam Britain of the Trevor Project. Thank you for talking with us. Thank you. So much for the conversation. And if you or someone you know, may be considering suicide. The current hotline number is still 1 802 73 talk that is 1 802 738255. This's all things considered from.
DOJ Proposed Legislation Asking Congress to Weaken Section 230 Protections for Social Media Companies
"Now the DOJ, the DOJ has sent draft legislation to Congress on what's known as section two thirty so far guys seem that there are no Democrats who support this Melissa. All right. Thank you Illinois. So potentially this sector faces two separate issues, antitrust concerns, but also efforts to curb the protections afforded to them by section two, thirty of the FCC. Karen, are these I feel like they've been these these threats have been around forever and nothing's really hit the stocks. Right we saw GDP are and. A couple of years ago, and the resolution always ends up being a positive and the announced of the action itself or the threat of it is what ways on the style I feel like they've they've been under this cloud for a long time and I think that you know. If we see a Biden victory then I think the boiling of this. This is like front and center right now I think that will recede and I think not I know it somewhat bipartisan but it's not a burning issue for the Democrats like it is for the trump administration so that could happen. and. I. Think you know bad news is already priced in Yeah Steve You agree with that the take on on biting Biden being friendlier a friendlier administration. attack. No because if you go back and replay the debates, we had Elizabeth Warren we had Kamala Harris. Joe Biden but but I don't think he was asked to weigh in, they would like to break up the large large cap tech companies. So there's GonNa be a real push at you believe it is bipartisan and I don't think the foot is going to be pulled off the gas the more the Democrats get pulled left and start listening to Elizabeth Warren. Harris as the VP so I don't think there is an easier path for tech. going. Forward.
Justice Department Proposes Weakening Social Media's Legal Shield
"The US Department of Justice submitted a legislative proposal to Congress calling on changes to section two thirty. The draft legislation would require social media companies to moderate their sites and services and a clear and consistent way and hold large platforms legally accountable for the way they moderate content earlier this year president trump issued an executive order authorizing the FCC to review how the protections of section two thirty apply to large tech platforms.
China Freezes Credentials for Journalists at U.S. Outlets, Hinting at Expulsions
"China is withholding the renewal of press credentials for journalists at some US news media outlets, including the Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg and CNN. NPR's John Ruit reports. This comes as some Chinese journalists in the U. S wait for their lapsed visas to be renewed. The foreign correspondent's Club of China says at least five journalists working for American news outlets have been affected. China's Foreign Ministry has issued them letters in lieu of press cards, forcing them into what the FCC calls a precarious temporary status. Foreign reporters in China must have ministry issued press cards to get residence permits that allow them to live and work in China. Move is the latest in a string of tit for tat measures between Beijing and Washington on Twitter, a Chinese Foreign Ministry spokeswoman said cooperation with US journalists could continue if Chinese journalists are treated fairly in the United States. Genre, which
FCC Tweaks CableCard Rules
"This is probably pretty inside baseball, but I know some of you like me. use a cable card at that is capable card. This is the thing the FCC used used to require. the cable companies offer you so you could use your own instead of having to use the cable companies boxer. DVR, the cable card was really Kinda neat idea. It was a credit card device for people old-timers Internet and technology people going back a ways you would recognize it as what we used to call. A P. C.. M. C. I. A. Card P. C. M. C. I. A.. Yeah that that card, there was a credit card but had electrtonics in it. And the idea was it was kind of like nowadays, you could do it with the SIM card truthfully. But this was an old technology around a long time. Nowadays you can do is assume card but in the old days, the cable companies still seems to be living in the old days. They they would make this. MCI Card that you could I left at an end deny PCMCIA. Lot. Letters card. That you would put. In a device, like Tito, for instance, and it would make it the cable box. So you didn't have to use the junky cable walks the cable company provided and you'd read it from them. They're making money on a couple of bucks five bucks something like that. FCC. Has. Just ruled. put a little ruling didn't didn't really pay any. You. Know didn't make a big deal about it and didn't it didn't get a lot of attention. because I think it's a small market. But thank goodness for David Zach. That's Absu. That's not funny. Dot Com. Because if it weren't for him, I might not even be be aware of this. But I use I have three cable cards my house three tvos three cable carts. The FCC has in effect said. We are eliminating a proceeding in which we saw comment on the adoption of new regulations for navigation devices. The FCC calls him devices consumers used to access video programming, and other services offered over multichannel video programming networks, cable networks. and WHO's important part eliminate outdated cable cards, support, and reporting requirements. FCC's Adele worry the market will keep the cable car to live I don't know. According to the FCC. There are half a million cable cards in circulation and they drop every year about ten percent. People aren't using them anymore. You know why? not, because everybody's saying, Oh, I gotta use that comcast box or that Cox box the spectrum by now. Because people are saying, I, just needed her neck. Give Me Internet. I'm I'm I'm curious what you think yesterday Dick Debartolo and I were talking about predictions. We. Had a read back my prediction from two thousand nine, which are wildly inaccurate. But I'M GONNA make. Another prediction maybe possibly wildly inaccurate. I don't think it's could take ten years maybe it'll take five. But more and more of us are going to start getting our our content over the top. You know through the Internet not through the Cable Company and that really in the long run, it might make more sense. For eliminating cable cards just eliminate cable. Not What the cable company wants, but I think that maybe the unintended consequences, this just eliminate the cable. and go over the Internet. Of course, I think most cable companies realized that's the future and are starting to offer more and more on demand stuff over the Internet, and of course, certainly, the content companies no, that's the future. That's why all of a sudden there's HBO Max and Peacock. And Disney plus an apple. TV. Plus these are all over the top. Streaming networks where you you pay a fee, a monthly fee ranging from five to fifteen dollars a month who lose another one, and you get your TV from the Internet, and now you can subscribe to Youtube TV. which. Is really a cable company, but it's just over the Internet fifty five bucks you get your local channels. You get a basic cable package for fifty five bucks over the Internet. How long this is the question I'm posing how long? Before cable companies just become Internet companies. I think that's I think that's happening very rapidly and this getting rid of the cable card is kind of a way of of saying that it's bad for not though. I feel bad for. Tiba owners who have the cable version, the cable variant. But. As you can see, it's not very many anymore. Not. Very many anymore. So the rest of us will either go to you know the the cable provided box which my in my case and I would say suspect many cases is not as good as Tibo offers. Or? We'll just go with a over the top service Youtube TV. It has built in Dvr. You can have six different users can have each have their own. Recording and it's easy. You just press plus on a show and it'll record the show forever. It's got no. I don't maybe there are limits, but it doesn't seem to have any limits on what you can record I. Think it's very easy simple not as there are some things missing. Tibo you can skip commercials I like that they. Put Press. The button boom to just jumps right over the commercial I like that. It's in fact to scrub through shows or move back and forth on a Tivo with a remote than it is on the youtube APP but you know we can live with that. WILL IT BE CHEAPER No No No. I don't think. So there are right now freeways there's a an APP maybe you've seen it called low caste. CAS. Lets you. Watch TV, your local channels free. They're getting away with this, but somehow they are. So there are people help always right enemy say you can. It's cheaper you can get. Pluto. Or other inexpensive solutions, ad-supported solutions and that that's probably the case that'll probably live live on.
FCC Closes Navigation Device Proceeding
DoJ gives Uber breach response one star
"Joe Sullivan the former chief security officer of has been charged with obstruction of justice. His fight yet with companies finding out to notify regulators about it's two thousand sixteen dodge. We covered this time. This was the story where you know a couple of hackers breach some systems over I think they they We're going off the individual employees, get accounts soffer. Then using that defined aws creates enough of things like that and then breaking into corporate environments, stealing some data and trying to ransom. And Yeah, this this pair of individuals went after Uber got a whole bunch of daughter out an an Uber Paid D'Amato quote unquote bounty to delete the daughter and said they do make. Legitimate stuff and we talked about it at the time and it was a little bit Kinda unclear exactly. How it unfolded. It was when we didn't see details about what happened until I think it was a year or two later was the change of leadership at Hoover. Then the details came out and yeah that's always been grinding its way through the Aj since then and yes, the guy finally charged. The people go pretty mixed opinions about about this 'cause. You Know Bug bounties and ransoming I'm being held hostage and all those things are they exist on a continuum I'm yeah and those little bit of wiggle on on on the spectrum. Well, there's a little bit of wiggle and then there's this happen here. And mean at the time I've gone back and I've listen to a two thousand seventeen report I actually had an uber supergrass feeding me Info on that one, right. So it was that was a report and it has actually held up pretty well. So what basically happened is that someone got into Esra bucket by as you say, you know targeting like a private get pulling a secret out and getting in there grabbed a whole bunch of data and then tried to shake down the company, and this is where it gets interesting because essentially what they did is they use that payment process. Well, this is what we reported in twenty seven. They use that pilot process to try to essentially docks the attack is now it looks from my reading of the DOJ complains it looks like they didn't actually successfully dachshund through that process, but we're able to a couple months later and I'm not sure if that's because they split the payments because I think they paid off up front and then off again but but look into the day was actually able to figure out the identity of the attack is they physically sent off to. Their their residents and made them sign about a bunch of documents and they retrieved the computers forensically a them and to prove that the data was gone but the point is like once that docs them there was no way. These guys were going to do anything with that data because they would be dimed immediately. Right. So that seems like a pretty good dot com. But where they really screwed up is they did not actually report this to regulate all the FBI end these went on to target companies, which is also something we reported. In, two thousand seventeen. Now, what makes this particularly egregious in the view? The DOJ is that Erba was in the middle of an F. T. C. investigation revolving around a twenty four fourteen data breach and the reason, the FCC. So Cranky, about this is that also involved accessing Dada in S. three buckets. So the DOJ is arguing that this was a cover up on the part of Yuba and when you read through the the complaints. The criminal complaints it looks like a reasonable argument eyesight look they prepared as for the attackers which got them to acknowledge that they never downloaded rubel Datta. When clearly they did further that one hundred thousand dollars was way more than they paid for any other bugs. We actually have some audio here from the US Attorney for the northern district of California. David Anderson Talking about the Sullivan indictment here he is Sullivan did not report the twenty sixteen hack after quired. Instead Sullivan Hid the twenty sixteen hack from the public and the FTC. Under Solvents Direction overpaid the twenty sixteen hackers one hundred thousand dollars in Bitcoin in return for promises not to tell anyone about their hack Sullivan disguised payment by calling it. A Bug bounty of bug bounty can be illegitimate means of compensating so-called white hat hacker who has discovered a security breach but has not exploited. It is not a bug bounty to pay a hacker who has taken your data and is threatening to expose it. Sullivan's desperation to hide the twenty sixteen hack is revealed by the size of a payment. The fact that it was paid to the hackers before he. Even learned of their true names. After the Twenty Sixteen Payment Sullivan reviewed and approved statements to the F. T. C. that failed to reveal the two thousand sixteen hack. When Uber hired new management in twenty seventeen Sullivan deceived them also in their guilty pleas the admitted to hacking other companies using similar techniques to those used in the Uber Hack If Sullivan had promptly reported the Uber Hack those other acts of those other companies may have been prevented at this point. My prediction is Joe. Sullivan's going to have a pretty hard time. Sydney win it's laid out like it is in the complaint does you know thous- look kind of compelling them and you can argue that the outcome that they that Yuba got you know for their customers data was perhaps in the end somewhat of success right? That didn't end up. On the underground somewhere. But yeah, laid out like it is it. It looks Kinda scammy. And Yeah I'm probably
Boeing 737 MAX NPRM: A Return to Service?
"And our first story tonight comes from FAA DOT Gov. So I think we've mentioned that. The FAA has released NPR notice of proposed rulemaking. Concerning the Boeing seven, three, seven Max. It's available for public review or to the FAA. The FAA has a summary and at the F. as proposing is to supersede. Airworthiness Directive Eighty Twenty eighteen twenty three dash fifty one which applies to all Boeing company model seven three seven Max airplanes. A as determined that final corrective action is necessary to address the unsafe condition. This proposed ad would require installing new flight control computer software, FCC software, revising the existing airplane flight manual to incorporate new and revised flight crew procedures. Installing, new Max display system software. Changing the Horizontal Stabilizer Trim, wire routing installations. Completing an angle of attack sensor system test and performing and operational readiness flight. So that's what they've been been looking at. So we'll have links to these things in the show notes we have the The NPR. Announcement, we also have the preliminary summary of the FAA's review of the Boeing seven three seven. Max. which is a ninety six page document. I. It's labeled preliminary. They call US version one. This is dated August third twenty twenty. The FAA notes that the document is subject to revision and updating as the FAA completes additional steps in the process of reviewing the Boeing seven, three, seven Max for return to service. Oh There's a number of safety issues again, related to 'em case here. seven safety issues identified by the by the FAA they also describe. The proposed corrective action what Boeing needs to do. And I, we can talk about some of these the first one is something that I know Max you've. Raised before use of single angle of attack, censor say the eroneous data from a single AOA sensor activated m CASS and subsequently caused airplane nose down trim on the horizontal stabiliser. and. The proposed corrective action is blowing updated the flight control computer software to eliminate 'EM CASS, reliance on a single sensor signal by using both AOA sensor inputs in changing flight control laws to safeguard against 'em. CASS. Activation due to a failed or erroneous. Censor I mean in some ways, this was kind of the number one issue that many of us have had I think was probably the most glaring thing that stuck out of all the. Little. Things and maybe it's also the easiest thing for us to understand and pray wraps. That's why we zeroed in on it a little bit. But yeah, I think we're all a little. Stunned that apparently the reason they didn't require second sensor was that the you know the probability of there being. A major problem was deemed to be very low. It's like well great. You know it's nice that there's low probability but if there's a high consequence, it's still a problem and I think that's probably what got ignored. Yes. Yes. Well. You say that that's the one of the other I. Think the other issue that we were we've been fixated on. The implementation of a new system with lack of training. that. Clearly not updating the manuals and working on the awful assumption that. This is such a rare event. We don't need to train it it. It sort of it's kind of a really frightening fundamental issue or a cultural issue I think. Things like boy you had just a few seconds to figure it. All loud. Oh, you may need one hundred pounds of pressure with your hand to turn something. It's like man could you come up with a a worst nightmare scenario I? Mean it's just It seems like they'd create kind of the Doomsday Machine which you know the doomsday scenario almost never happened when it did man, you're screwed. Yeah. That was one of the safety items actually flight crew recognition in response of flight data recorder they said data from both of the accidents show that the flight crews were unable to effectively manage the stabiliser movement and multiple flightdeck effects that were that resulted from the single a a sensor failure. corrective action says Boeing revised eight non normal flight crew procedures and proposed additional training material. The flight crew procedure and propose training changes provide the pilot additional information to recognize and respond to eroneous stabiliser movement and the effects of potential sensor
When will the unwanted robocalls stop
"I'm curious. If you've noticed any improvement in spam calls, Robo calls all of that. Supposedly, it's been taking care of. And I think it kind of has now get ready because the silly season is upon us. You may remember a couple of years ago and four years ago six years ago when. you know all the campaigns spun up. And you would get calls every day from the political campaigns and so forth. I think. My guess is at least it's been my experience of curious if it's yours, they're not calling as much as they are texting. Now I get texts like crazy tons of texts. all the time many of them panicky. Money, we're running out of money got to send US money a lot of that. You can only laugh there's no as far as a way to block text I guess you could say stop. The FCC has implemented this technology called stir and shaken, which sounds like a james bond recipe for Martinez is in fact. What they call a caller ID authentication protocol. And They have till June, thirtieth the next year to to implement it but I think some of the carriers are already starting to implement the idea is. When a call is made. It stirred. That is the originating network attached authentication information to it, and then when received by the receiving network could be the same network could be a different one. it shaken. Both. Which means they verify? It's it's It's origination. See if you're GONNA DO SPAM Robo calls or spam calls of any kind you don't really same with spam email. You know really want anybody to know who was the real origination because then they could block you. Notice has spammers changed a phone number all the time. They usually these days try to use your area code sometimes even your local exchange. So the first six digits are the ones you recognize which is I think designed to make you think maybe it's your kid calling or the kids school calling or your doctor or somebody you know you just don't know that number. So they're hoping you'll pick up and then it goes you've just won a trip to. Nowhere. Going, maybe that's what's killing them. The timeshares and the trips. That's no good anymore is maybe that's what's killing them. There's also most of the carriers now are implementing A. Spam blocking technology I. Know T mobile just turned there's on. And and I've been using for some time apple has a feature which like the iphone I think that you can do this on Android to. Seem to remember where you say if I if that phone call is not coming from a number I, know. From my phonebook. Just. Send it to voicemail. You know and if it's important, they'll leave a message and then you can add them to your phone book if you want to hear from them from now, I like that feature. So my phone hardly rings anymore. But then I'm also I'm not a big phone caller either. I prefer other means of communication mostly none. Don't bother be it. I won't bother you how about that? What is that a deal? Okay. I call my mom once a week she's hard to get a hold of now. To mom you WANNA facetime because we usually facetime. That's the other thing. I don't use a phone as much as I'll use facetime or on Google side duo, or of course, we're all using zoom in meet in teams and all the different video calling things. That's not really a phone call. That's you know that's like a data connection. I feel like it's close to Funke plus phone call with pictures. But Mom doesn't really answer when I. A texture I because you know I, don't want to surprise her. And then you know I did, yes I'm feeling sad now. She's getting me back for all the Times I didn't call her. Mom You WANNA facetime. Crickets. So the chat room. So you saying you're still getting calls from the Marriott at least every other week says Burke. I feel like I feel like the call screenings gotten good. Now remember spam email was such a problem it's not going away. Still. The vast majority of Internet. Email traffic is spam junk mail. But we but the systems to block have gotten so good now that you just rarely see it anymore right Most of the spam I see stuff I signed up for newsletters I signed up for maybe I gave him I signed up for something I gave my address and they said you, you WanNa get stuff from us and I forgot to say no one. It's mostly that we call it bacon. It's spam you asked for is baking. If you get spam, you didn't ask for that spam. Of definitely spam. Not Related to hormones pork shoulder product the Hormel people would like me mention that. They actually allow us to use the term spam at first they were like that's our brand name for a product. Can you not call? Junk mail spam. For why we call it uses that's a terrible name. You see unsolicited commercial e-mail. Who's this I got some news today yet seen no spam just works hormel finally gave up then. All right fine. Call it spam, but just don't confuse it with our fine pork shoulder products. So I won't. I won't. It's delicious. It's not like junk email at all not in any respect. So it's gotten better hasn't it? This? The junk calls. Now and just get a lot of junk texts. Solution for that yet. You know where spam came from right Monty Python. If you ever want to go if you want some fun go to youtube if you haven't seen it in the spam skit. Where the they're, they're coming to breakfast and everything's got spamming it. A lot of spam spam takes over the whole skip pretty soon, the singers commencing Spam Anti Spam, Wonderful Spam. That's the Hormel pork shoulder product they're talking about there but somebody's united just like the junk email that multiplies. We'll get. So, they call it spam and A term was born.
The great broadband divide: Living without high-speed internet access
"Austin, Texas, So many kids weren't online last semester, but the school system had to print and male 40,000 homework packets a week. They resorted to fill in school buses with portable WiFi hot spots and parking them near apartment complexes where a lot of people have no broadband service. Now, you might say Austin shining star of high Tech American cities. According to geese own Austin illustrates the biggest broadband problem of all the vast majority of Americans who don't have broadband Internet access is because they can't afford it because the price is too high. And sure enough, the U. S. Has the third most expensive broadband Internet in the developed world. Mostly because there's not much competition. It's just a money problem and not a problem of putting wires in the ground. We should be complaining about both the lack of actual network infrastructure. In many places, but also the cost. The thing is, we fix problems like this before. In 1930 for only 11% of rural Americans had electricity. President Franklin Roosevelt created the rural Electrification Administration. New lines going up almost everywhere. At the rate of 500 miles a day, and within 20 years, 90% of those homes had cheap, reliable electricity. Now. Over the years, the government has come up with a basket of programs designed to help with Internet affordability and accessibility. Unfortunately, sewn says they haven't always worked as designed. The FCC has now for well over a decade paid out tens of billions of dollars to rule broadband companies to build Internet access. In places where there isn't any And the fact of the matter is is that the government has gotten a very, very poor return on its investment. This FCC and I'll even say you know, the FCC that I work for has not done a very good job of demanding that these companies tell us what they've actually built with the money they've gotten. This is not making the FCC looked too good. I don't think it's incompetence. I think part of it is resource is you know the the FCC staff has shrunk enormously. In the last decade or so, where to tell the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the FCC chairman a Jeep. I declined our request for an interview. But in a written response, the FCC says We ensure efficient cost effective spending on subsidies for rural broadband. Earlier this year, Congress passed a law requiring the FCC to improve the way it measures Internet access. But the FCC says that nothing will happen unless Congress also pays for it. The FCC simply does not have the $65 million we need to start the process and implement that law through its first year. Meanwhile, the agency is promoting new technologies like five g, cellular and low earth orbit satellites that might address our broadband problems someday. But for now, most seem to agree on one thing. Especially these days, the Internet should be considered a necessity.
Amazon vows to invest $10B in Kuiper satellites after getting FCC’s go-ahead
"Federal Communications Commission authorized Amazon's plans for its project Kuyper Satellite Constellation this calls for launching three thousand, two, hundred, thirty, six satellites to provide broadband coverage. The FCC approved the plan on the condition that Amazon does not unduly interfere with previously authorized satellite ventures with satellites orbiting within three hundred, fifty, five days of completing their assigned mission. The plan approved by the FCC calls for Amazon to launch half it set alight by mid twenty, twenty, six and the rest by mid twenty
Tech's four biggest companies are going on trial
"Important tech hearings up on Capitol Hill, where the CEOs the four largest tech companies are due to appear before Ah House Judiciary subcommittee on Anna trusted to answer questions about whether they have become and a competitive and won't return. Now to Emily Chang. She is anchor of Bloomberg Tech. We were rudely interrupted before I'm delighted you could be back with us, Emily So let's talk about this. We're talking about the four cos they're all big. They're all tech, but they're actually quite different company. One from the other. How can there be a through line from this investigation on these four different companies? Absolutely, And that's a very good point, David, Each of these CEOs of each of these four companies could have their own multi day hearing. The issues are very different with Facebook. It's misinformation and advertising with Google is advertising and search, which, with Apple, it is The APP store with Amazon. It is how these companies treat third party sellers. Jeff Bezos is somebody that we're really going to be watching here, the CEO of Amazon and also the richest person in the world because he's never testified before Congress before, and there are a lot of people who want to hear what he has to say in his prepared remarks, which were also a little bit different. From the rest. He talked about how his parents invested in Amazon in the early days. A typical and true American success story. He's also the owner of The Washington Post says that that could bring out a little more idolatry from the lawmakers. We don't know, but it's definitely going to be interesting to see how these lawmakers throughout their questions because they could basically ask anyone Anything at any time. So there's a chance that this could be all over the map, especially given that this is a virtual hearing. You're gonna have some of the lawmakers in the room. The hearing has been delayed because they're basically cleaning up from the last hearing. You've got staffers inside now washing it down. But all of the CEOs will be calling in virtually So your comments suggest there is another person not in the room who may be quite important that is Donald J. Trump the president, United States He's not been shy in his criticism of some of these tech companies at all. What is the potential influence of the president here? Absolutely. And David we actually just in the last half hour, So got another tweet from the president focused on Big tech, the president tweeting. If Congress doesn't bring fairness to Big Tech, which they should have done years ago, I will do it myself with executive orders in Washington. It has been all talk and no action for years and the people of our country are sick. And tired of it. Of course, the president tweets themselves have been the subject of much controversy, especially how Facebook in particular has handled his tweets. The one about looters and shooters threatening violence on the American people threatening violence on protesters in Washington, D. C. Facebook has made the decision to let those posts stand unflagging not behind. A warning of any kind, and that has kicked off. Ah lot of controversy. Facebook is in the middle of an ad boycott. Right now, you've got massive advertisers who have pulled their advertising from Facebook for the month of July and some for the foreseeable future. So you can expect Facebook to be the subject and Mark Zuckerberg in particular, probably of the most iron from these lawmakers. Lots of concern. About anti conservative bias on the right and also concerns from Democrats as well. You've seen Vice President Joe Biden, the Democratic presidential candidate, also taking aim at Facebook, and in fact, President Trump has already used his executive powers to sign an executive order asking The FCC to take a look at old laws that give companies like Facebook and Google and Twitter protection from liability over the content that those users users post so we could expect that to be a really hot button issue today. Well, it's a fascinating point. This is Washington where the rules as we both know are different, but this is the antitrust subcommittee, the House Judiciary Committee. Theoretically, they're supposed to do with competition issues. Not the substance of speech. And yet I wonder whether it would be a fair amount of questions that have nothing to do with that. I trust her competition at all it has to do with political bias. Absolutely. And look, I've talked to all of the company's going into this. They're expecting questions to be all over the map. It is not all going to fall under the antitrust umbrella, and we know that at some of these lawmakers, we're gonna have sort of personal bones to pick with these companies whether or not one of their posts personally was flagged. Or not, And it's been interesting hearing from the critics as well. You've got CEOs of other big tech companies like the CEO of Spotify, the CEO of Epic games and maker of Fortnight. I've spoken to these folks in the last couple of weeks in the last couple of months, and they've been speaking out about thes companies saying that Apple, for example. Is American, Apple and Google are a duopoly. You've heard a lot of criticism going into this about how these companies run their businesses, and that's what these lawmakers have been hearing now on. The other side of these four companies have massive lobbying operations that they've turned over. One source told me voluminous amounts of documents, millions and millions of pages. Stating their case stating their side to make sure that these lawmakers are informed and we should hope that these lawmakers are going into this with with some level of the right information you know in the past. When Mark Zuckerberg, for example, testified before Congress for the first time, some lawmakers didn't understand how Facebook's business model actually worked. So we'll be watching to see whether or not these lawmakers actually understand the businesses and the points That they want to make. It was a famous exchange. How do you make your money If you don't charge for, he said, Well, we sell advertising Senator. That was quite an exchange. Emily. Thank you so very much Want to treat you have you with us? That's Bloomberg technology anchor Emily Chang, and we're going to bring you the hearing when it finally gets underway on Capitol Hill. Meanwhile,
Broadband for All?
"I have two guests joining us I I want to say welcome to agree to disagree to G. G soon TJ year distinguished fellow at Georgetown. Law and you are recognized as one of the nation's foremost advocates for open and affordable Internet, welcome to intelligence squared. Thanks, John and your opponent in the conversation. It's different from saying opponent in a debate, but the opposing view in the conversation is brought to us by Christopher Christopher welcome to intelligence squared, and to agree to disagree your professor at Penn Law, and among the leading authorities on law and technology today. Great to have you with us. Thank you for having me. So I WANNA start by putting before the two of you, a series of very short questions and all I want to hear from you is whether you agree with the statement says or whether you disagree and I'm going to start. Statement number one for millions of Americans pandemic has increased reliance on the Internet to substitute for or enhance variety of normally face to face activities such as getting an education being seen by a doctor going to the bank shopping for basic needs again. The pandemic has increased reliance on the Internet for those things. Do you agree or disagree with that Statement Agree Chris Totally agree? Second Statement, the thirty three million Americans who lack broadband service in their own homes are disadvantaged by that fact, G G I don't agree with the number, but I agree with the statement. Correct me on the member. So thirty, three million, a third of American households don't have Internet access. The FCC's numbers, which are actually less than thirty three million. They're closer to eighteen million grossly under understate the number of Americans. Who Don't have access to the broadband internet? A thirty three million is too little as well. I testified in front of Congress that it's closer to one hundred, forty, one million okay Microsoft estimates that is closer to one, hundred, sixty, two million all right so somewhere between thirty three million in one hundred sixty two million Americans lack of broadband service in their own homes. Are disadvantaged by that fact. Do you agree or disagree great? Chris without disputing the numbers at this point are those without broadband in their homes disadvantaged by that fact, absolutely the third question, the user experience on faster broadband connection is preferable to the experience on a slower connection. Kiji, agree a hundred percent. Chris wanted to know more about what you mean faster and slower the generally. Yes, it's always better to be faster. There is diminishing returns. We're GONNA talk about gigabit speeds at some point I presume, and basically there's a point where you just don't need any more speed, but within a certain range absolutely okay. The fourth question broadband service should be seen as a right underlaw gee-gee. I think it's essential a writer very very legalistic term I think every American should have Internet access whether it's a right like the right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. It's hard for me to agree with that statement depending on what you mean by right. If, you're asking me if everybody should have it whether it's an essential service, I agree one hundred percent. Asking me it's. Is it a right under the bill of rights? I would disagree. Chris I think Z. said a perfectly. It's an important service, but I don't think for him. Getting rights, discourse helps okay. It's very interesting. Point is that you've agreed fundamentally basically on all four questions so far are fifth question and our final question, and that's the one that we're going to use our motivating question for the beginning of the conversation at least Congress should guarantee broadband access for all gee-gee agree. Chris I think that the question is how. I tend to generally agree, but for example states have been very active in the space I want to credit the things that they're doing this room through a lot of different actors, but does Congress have very constructive role in Congress doing more? Yes, but guarantee is too strong a word. Would you say I think so? You know there's a lot of the central services that we have and the idea of a guarantee means that if I were choose to move on top of a mountain. Very far away from everything else. I'm entitled to ask the Government to provide service, no matter what the cost at certain levels and With a number of alternatives, there's examples where we have to make trade offs, and by saying the government is obligated to provide every citizen to guarantee every citizen access to internet speeds comparable what you get cities, no matter where they choose to live. Is a choice we can make in society. It's just a very expensive one
The US government is considering a TikTok ban
"TIKTOK has a history in Congress now. Josh Holly has basically been the main guy out to get to talk, but okay, so for the past year year and a half Josh Holly has had some hearings. He's invited to talk to testify, and then he's done these like wrestling style like hyper wheels on twitter, where he just like shows like an empty tick tock chair and he's like. Where are they and it's like we're guitar music album. Is Our personal information being made less secure by big tech, because of their partnerships with some of these questionable receive. At least. This has happened. We've been waiting all this kind of happened when Mike pompeo like randomly one night on Fox, news. It's like yeah. We're thinking about banning TIKTOK. And that's basically all he said, and then, of course, everyone's like what is happening, so the government can't really do a want to ban tiktok addy. Our colleague here on the policy dusted a wonderful story talking about all the ways that they could kind of get around. Banning them, but the one thing the government can do is banned other people in government from using. On their devices so. This week the House of A Josh Holly Bill that would ban federal employees from using Tiktok on their devices, and then just yesterday earlier this week. It made it through the Senate committee, so all it needs now is vote on the Senate floor to be approved signature and Tiktok. His banned from Federal Devices Military Tiktok is not a small community. No, it's huge. It's huge. It's huge I watch a lot of fighter jets land on aircraft carriers. Somebody took a very bad dad. TIKTOK I'll go. Is Very different from mine, so federal employees banned from using it. Is there any further motion like? Their moves right. You could like you can say it's a Chinese company. We don't want them like. We did it to Weiwei right, but we. We basically banned companies from buying equipment. How would you? How would you do that with Tiktok? We have this problem all the time. With like what regulator deals with tech, no one has any idea or they want a piece of it, and then they fight over it, and it's a nightmare, so that's part of the problem. We don't have in federal agency that really organizes around Blake Tech Regulation at all, so it's not like you can just go knocking on the. The door. It'd be like excuse me. Chairman Simon's please ban. Tiktok you can't do that so in the same way that the FCC jeep pie can be like no money goes to while away and then here's some money to dig it up and get it out of your system like we don't have the infrastructure for that and I think that's primarily the biggest problem here I mean. There's a couple of things that you could do with like foreign, Investment Sifi's. Sifi's stuff. It's all incredibly Wonky, but it's an incredibly difficult, if not impossible to just ban an APP, and that would have to do with like talking to apple and Google and APP stores and having you know what I mean having to com- completely direct what how they operate in some way. We just got done with a huge discussion about how apple has monopoly on after being on the iphone Google doesn't on Android, but they might may as well for. For most intensive purposes, especially here in the US, so if they can strong-arm apple and Google just pulling them off the APP store. That like it's pretty close I mean they're like Donald. Trump is like one iphone tariffs right away right? I mean but like I. Don't know if anyone is gonNA. Pull it off now, Casey. One thing that strikes me is even on my extremely lame Dad Tiktok I see so many creator saying is getting banned following instagram. It's a trend all over the place, and obviously trump and sort of the republican side of the the world are like Tiktok Chinese. We hate it. trumpet is I, think particularly pissed because of the rally narrative run TIKTOK that's Russell singles last week. Also delivers a lot of information to people in young voters in particular in Opaque Algorithm feed like that. It feels like yours zone has bubbled up beyond just a bunch of noise for you. Yeah, I mean like this is a Ben Thompson. Point which is that China has been in an information war with the United States for twenty years, and Americans have just pretended. It doesn't exist right like the point makes over, and over again is China started this fight? A social networks are not allowed to operate in China, and so the fact that. Albert Mickley based feed that is totally opaque. That is operating insider. Reporters should raise at least some national security concerns right like the kind of. Threat you worry about. Is You know what if the Communist Party decides that? It just wants to push a lot of pro-trump propaganda in the run-up to the election. You know it just because it would. It would so some chaos, and it would benefit them regardless of how likely you think that is to happen. The fact is that it could happen and. Should the the country have some sort of response to that? How should think about that? And you can take different views on it but I do think the thinking about what Tiktok is and how it could be used has been unsophisticated because as with every social product when it first got started. We all look at it and we think this is fun. This is a toy. Nothing bad could ever come from teenagers doing dances. And fast forward to the two thousand sixteen election has no one ever watched footloose I mean come on yeah. Look what happened. What state will allow dancing in that town? Lot of people think happy story I. Don't think that that is a movie about how town was ruined through dancing.
T-Mobile CEO on fighting the scourge of robocalls
"Mobile's event was all about fighting scan and robocalls. We've got CEO Mike Seaver to talk about it. Rod Chang, and this is your daily charge. Carrier, events are generally when you attack. The big annoyances are wireless service. So what are you addressing with today's news? We call them pain points and we've done this sixteen times before. Can you believe that and we're taking on today? One of the biggest pain points ever in this industry, which is Robo calls and scams, an unwanted calls and I'll tell you what this this is huge. This is the number one complaint to the FCC Can you believe about eleven? percent of calls on our traffic were blocked by our technology just last week. I mean this massive fifty. Eight Billion Robo calls were placed last year in two thousand nineteen. That's eighteen hundred. A second and people are being robbed. robbed the these are crimes. They're being talked out of their money. Ten billion dollars estimated lost last year from this and it's getting worse. I mean this is just awful, but this is the way criminals are. They're preying on people during this pandemic because we've got fears, people are losing jobs. They're looking for jobs. They're interested in their stimulus checks and other things and criminals are preying on all that, and so it's gone up and up and up through the pandemic, and it just has to stop, so we're launching this major initiative today that we hope like the rest of our own carrier moves in the past, the rest of the industry follow suit, and we can really make progress against. Essentially these criminal elements that want to steal from tens of millions of people, and so let's let's dive into it Scam Shield. What is it? What? What are some of these other programs that you are offering today? Well, it's a comprehensive left to right solution. Because one of the things we've learned is that it's this issue is too big and too complicated to solve with any one thing. At the centerpiece of it is scam, idea and scam block our breakthrough technologies that are network driven. Hey, I driven to identify calls and block them, and we're making them better already just in the last three years. We've blocked. We've blocked or identified a scam, likely twenty five billion calls, and so we've got a head start on this, but the thing about it is. This has gotta be. Be Thrust into the public consciousness and people need to start participating in order for us to take it to the next level. You ever get those calls those scams, and then you go into your phone and you block them on your phone. The truth is that doesn't do much good now with the Scam Shield. You'll be able to go into our APP and with one touch block. Block that call or essentially report it to us, because it's not just the ten digits they called with. Because as you know, they randomized those they call with new numbers every time that tells us to investigate the source of that call, and so with the feedback loop from tens of millions of customers using scam shield, our AI driven network technologies will get better and better and better. Better at identifying and blocking these calls for you and already we're thirty percent better than anybody else in the industry. So this is just taking it all to the next level, so let me let me stop you there just just to get some clarification because I know some of the stuff the other carries off horizon. You know. Todd touted the fact that they've stopped six billion calls. Fundamentally you all use a similar system that's one that's mandated by the FCC to be rolled out by the end of next year or sometime next year. So what is different about this? In what what? What is new exactly in terms of some of these I know some of these services like the caller ID feature had been offered in the past. So what is new? What is different from the rest of the industry? Well, let's first talk about scam. ID and scan block. What's different is that ours is network based, and it's for everyone on the network literally. Literally speaking, and so it doesn't rely on a certain rate plan or or APP or having something installed or paying for a feature, which is exactly what verizon offers which is seven dollars and ninety nine cents. A month seven nine hundred dollars a year just about in order on their most popular plans in order to get the best levels of protection. Protection which aren't as as much as we're offering today for free, and and honestly as an industry. We need to do better than that. We you know this is. This is an issue that the carriers are helping to bring to customers. I mean their own networks are bringing you these scams and yet they're profiting from technology. That might be proposed to stop their. Their own technology for bringing you these scams that's crazy and so part of what we do with on carrier moves as we call out industry practices, sometimes practices that we've participated in the past and said look, this is a pain point, and it's gotTa Stop So these technologies at T. mobile or not just better because they're network based and don't rely on Hap. But they're free, and we're not going to charge them. Including as you mentioned caller ID, which is now free, t mobile. And as you mentioned being made better, that industry standard technology talked about stir shaken is basically a pool database of being able to see not only the name of a caller which is important if you have caller ID, which is free now, but that it's a verified mobile user and not a call center, or a robot calling you, and that's really important information for you in order to know, you can safely answer the phone. It
988 to become the new 911 for suicide prevention
"The FCC has given the green light to a new easy to remember three digit national suicide hotline number. More from CBS's news correspondent Steve Futterman. We all know you call 911 for an emergency. Now the FCC has approved a special three digit number that those contemplating suicide can call There is already a national suicide hotline with the traditional 10 digit number. The three digit number 988 will make it easier. Aggie pious, the FCC chairman, It's a game changer. When it goes into effect in 2022. You will instantly be connected with a trained counselor. When you call
Microsoft pushes fix for two vulnerabilities in the Windows Codecs Library
"US cert posted last a Tuesday on June thirtieth. Microsoft has released information regarding vulnerabilities and they're oddly low numbered so apparently Microsoft is known of them for a while there twenty, twenty, fourteen, twenty, five and fourteen, fifty seven, the CV designations in Microsoft, Windows Codex Library. they said this contains updates that are rated as critical. Remote attackers leveraging these vulnerabilities may be able to execute arbitrary code for more information. The vulnerabilities please refer to the information provided by Microsoft and of course it's like Oh. What's this because again? This was this is out of cycle this. This is the end of the end of June. They didn't even feel they could wait. A couple of weeks until July's updates apparently so. Both of the advisories on Microsoft's site have the same title Microsoft Windows Codex Library Remote Code Execution. Vulnerability that's for for fourteen, twenty, five, fourteen, fifty, seven, and the disclosures are almost identical. But of course at this point, our listeners are low longer surprised to learn of a fatal flaw in a media Kodak as we know Codex. Are Complex interpreters. Of a compressing encoders Meta data. it's truly difficult to make a Kodak both screamingly fast as they need to be, and also careful at the same time, being super careful means checking everything and checking everything takes precious time when a Kodak is by its nature, often racing the clock. So, what made these? Stand out aside from the fact that they were once again patches for an out of cycle, critical, remote code. Execution Vulnerability and the second one is an information disclosure. Was the fact that Microsoft indicated that the updates would not. Be available through windows update north through windows update catalog. No these updates would be provided through. The Microsoft store. And as well as like what? Users are instructed to click on the little white shopping bag. On the windows, ten task bar and I'll note that none of my windows. Ten task bars have little white shopping bags. But that's another story. Then you select more downloads updates and then get updates. In their disclosure. Microsoft wrote a remote code execution. Vulnerability exists in the way that Microsoft Windows. Library handles objects in memory. Okay, no surprise there. An attacker who successfully exploited the vulnerability could execute Arbor Schroeder. Code Right? And the other one a slight variation, same boilerplate, an attack who successfully exploited the second vulnerability could obtain information to further compromise the user system. And in either case they say the exploitation of the vulnerability requires a program process a specially crafted image file right so it's the evil image, which is what you'd expect a Kodak to Barf on. The update addresses the vulnerability by correcting how Microsoft Windows Codex Library handles objects in memory. Then, they wrote. Affected users will be automatically updated box Microsoft store. And according to Microsoft's users who want to receive the update immediately can check for updates with the Microsoft store APP. That's the clicking on the little white. Bag that I talked about before. And I was thinking about this. I suppose it makes sense for store APPs and extensions that are sourced by the store. Even when they are provided by Microsoft to be updated through the channel that the user. Used for their original delivery, and that's especially the case for third party. APPs being updated mean. Microsoft would not want to be hosting updates. Of Third Party APPS through their own operating system and APP update channels to the windows update and the update catalog. So the store it is. Both updates were privately reported and are not known to be used in the wild, so it's not clear to me why the emergency but the fact that it was on the thirtieth, which was a Tuesday as I right? Yeah, it was a Tuesday. maybe that was a deliberate like store patch Tuesday new thing that is going to be happening. The problems exist in. Excuse me. The H., E. V. C. video extensions and they're not free, surprisingly ninety nine cents if you want that from the Microsoft store. Maybe a You'll you'll get them. As part of an of another package provided there, there's like actually two different instances of H. E. C. on the store once for ninety nine cents and one says it's provided by other software. The FCC extension apparently not very popular read only two and a half out of five stars and Microsoft's description says play high efficiency Video Kodak. That's what HIV stands for. In any video, APP, on your windows, ten device, these extensions they say are designed to take advantage of hardware capabilities on some newer devices, including those with these Intel seventh generation, core, processor, and newer GPU to support four K and ultra HD content. They said for devices that don't have hardware support for H. E. V. C. so a software Kodak to enhance what you have on your system. and. This was sort of a new designation for me. And actually. We've already gone to the to the Kodak beyond this, but wikipedia explains the HEC. This high efficiency video coding is also known as H. Dot, two, six, five, and also MPC age part two video compression standard designed as part of the M Peg h project as a successor to the widely used ABC. which is what everybody is now using that's H. Dot, two six four, which is MP for ten, so and and wikipedia finished in comparison to ABC H.. E. V. C. offers from twenty five to fifty percent, better data compression, the same level of video quality, giving it substantially improved the equality at the same bit rate. Okay so. if you're curious to know, and it turns out, you may need to be curious whether your system or any system might have the H.. Video! Extensions installed. And, if so, which version you, there is a power. Shell Command the which will tell you, so you'd open power shell. Probably do it with Admin because why not and then it's I, have I have the command in the show notes if you're interested, but it's get high hyphen APP x Package Space Dash Name Space Microsoft Dot H.. E. V. C. video extension. When I entered that into my win ten machine. I got nothing. It was just blank in return, but the repaired versions of the HVAC extensions one point zero point. Three one, eight, two, two dot, zero or three, one, eight, two three dot zero. and so since I don't have a my power shell just exited returning nothing. Some commentators have observed that this new. Store Windows store channel for releasing critical updates outside of the normal window security update distribution channels. Though I noted I could see why it happened. It made sense is understandable, can cause trouble in enterprise settings where certain windows features and windows store. Probably. I would imagine the store more than anything else may have been deliberately disabled by enterprise policies, and for such companies who have purposely disabled, the Microsoft store and the Microsoft store automatic up up. Up Updates. Those vulnerable computers will not receive fixes without the removal of that policy and in Fact Computer World's Industry Fixture Woody Leonard. Over in his ask, woody column was far less patient with this and much less understanding that I was about. Like I could understand why that was the windows store. One of the replies to his posting noted that this optional hec Kodak exists by default in Windows clients. Editions since eighteen o nine, except the N. and the lts's editions I do have the Lt Tse. The Long Term Servicing Channel so that explains why my power shall query came a blank. But assuming that's the case. it would be probable then that any normal windows eight, hundred, zero, nine, nine, hundred, zero, three, nine, hundred, Ninety, nine and twenty, four would have the vulnerable Kodak installed. Yet presumably be unable to get it updated if the user or an enterprise had determined that they had no interest in the windows store, and had consequently removed and or disabled, it It's exactly the same as if we could uninstall windows update, which, of course we can't because we need. We need windows updates so. It'll be interesting to see if like what happens with this Woody wound up his post by writing quote. The distribution method is riddled with all sorts of obvious holes. He said I mean anybody with any sort of updating. Experience should have been able to compile a list of half a dozen ways that this could go wrong. And he finished yet another unholy mess, and actually he also he used some of the content in his kgab computer world. Call him where he just really raked windows Microsoft for the debacle of the June windows update with all the printer issue. Basically all the things we've talked about and touched on, but ooh being much less. Forgiving, either even than I am
The United States is 'looking at' banning TikTok and other Chinese social media apps, Pompeo says
"The the app app known known as as TIC TIC Tac. Tac. You You upload upload 15 15 2nd 2nd videos videos for for the the world world to to see see Well, Well, now now the the U. U. S. S. May May ban ban Tic Tic TAC, TAC, saying saying the the Chinese are up to no good with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says the government may ban the Chinese based social media app in the US Telling Fox is the Ingram angle. I don't want to get in front of the president, but it's something we're looking at what the secretary recommend downloading the APP before it's banned only if you want your private information in the hands of the Chinese Communist Party. Last week, the FCC designated to Chinese telecommunications companies Wall way technologies and ziti as security threats and banned American firms. From using federal money to buy their equipment. Jack
Tide Accused of Inflating Number of Kids Rolling in Mud Puddles
"Tied may be in some hot water today and I'm not talking about the kind your washing machine. According to the FCC, the popular detergent brand has spent decades knowingly over inflating the number of Americans, whose children roll around in mud puddles before returning inside the house. And now the FCC is taking the brand to court charging that the detergent company also used full statistics and advertising that painted children constantly standing in their clothes and clumsily spilling. Spilling food all over themselves all in an effort to lure millions into buying their products for more on this, we're joined by OPR chief legal correspondent, Marcy, Hammond, or see, what can you tell us about this? Pending lawsuit between the FCC and tied Hi Leslie or the lawsuit argues the detergent company knowingly trick the public into believing hard to clean messes and spills were a daily occurrence that would ruin. Parents lives with the help of tides. Tides fast acting stain removing power the FCC says this false narrative created a climate of scarcity in which consumers felt compelled to stockpile is many tied products as possible to prepare for the looming threat of their children's spilling, a jug of cranberry juice, more squeezing ketchup, perfectly white jumper,
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"It's the validation piece that i think is really important it's it's hard to get a full understanding of what a transformation whether it's building or infrastructural redesign it's hard to get a feel for exactly what that's gonna mean from rendering you know and so this is kind of like the three d gods you know let you walk through the transform neighborhood without spending seven so you know i think i think it's definitely a lot of value for sure and then and then you feel good as a as a vela per coming after that right well we try to match the vision was rolled out july twenty sixteen and and so you know amid two and two years later mapping plan that comes from that is exactly and has a real sort of solid set of connections to to what happened on that weekend just random question about the president of the developing the mix you senior facility eve there were have been better blood event there were you gonna build something somewhere anyways yes well we you know we're that's that's our business is developing housing so we would have you know we were looking at other projects tom there with other opportunities you were looking for but better book helped identify one for schnelle question absolutely absolute i wanted to without the better block i don't think we would have landed there and it's going to be whereas all said and done it's going to be north at ten million dollars vestment.
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"Yeah yeah and then like and then at one point in in just by think in august or maybe it was september they ended up repaving the area and they didn't put the bike lanes back you know so they were permanent for almost two years and they disappeared because no one told you know no one so you know that kind of thing right but we feel we think we've demonstrated their utility and then other things that popped up to make a single becoming back but do you think that this type of restrictions even though the last couple of days the thing that the it helps for the engine nears engineering department to be a little more i don't know about bin minded the word or between more welcoming to let's keep trying it helps to that actually does the opposite it makes them say do you know we tried it with over comfortable with these so i don't know exactly but my my because i have a whole lot of contact with the folks that do the traffic engineering and whatnot but my sense is that it's been good and there's been some some censor thawing you know warming to that kind of well maybe we should try to do something a little bit different now there's a couple people who are and all of them are good people as you know i think they get caught up in or or see their the way their jobs have been defined for so long as an obstacle to try and something funky and so but a couple you know it's it's not been horrible is that there's i think it's kind of inertia.
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"To completely start from blank slate without these buildings there against zoning code so you could not build a building to look like that that fronts the street in that way so we're creating a form based code where we say okay in this neighborhood it is okay to bill debt we encourage that we don't want any more of these suburban strip mall developments with a parking lot that you know jason to the street in the building sits way back because that does not create a space that you know looks like this so that is under works and then i would say and i don't have a date but this street will be resurfaced this year and i think part of that resurfacing is a restraining that is something that they wanna do and we are with the bike infrastructure we are working to put together a plan for a bicycle network so you don't just have isolated bicycle lanes we have a grid of bicycle lane so you can get from point eight the point be a little easier if you want to so that's something we're looking at and the bike lane is going to be incorporated in that in some fashion so whether you know this or something a little bit different that's still under works but you know things are already started having definitely provided some feedback on some learnings listens learn for the final signed but working right yeah interesting though sounds like very biggest temps of the city's take.
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"On the sidewalks and listen to a man play guitar or coordiate or whatever and then there were some food option you know options for people to sit and spend a little bit of time on the boulevard so that was within the month after and then recently there has been a live music now and in one of the buildings that had been vacant is now sort of a papa music venue where people can come i think it's their events are it's not every week but i think it's every other week and there are maybe two or three events with local bands and then food that people can bring in from outside to sit enjoy i've heard those have been pretty popular vol nowhere near as popular as this with a couple hundred maybe even thousand people at this event it's a start and you can see the wheel is beginning to turn the relative theater this building right here that opened a year ago they're having more events in their space i think every every wednesday night they have ballroom dancing where you can go and take a course in ballroom dancing and so i think gradually you're getting the little bit more people on the boulevard and maybe you'll see that person hey why don't i buy space here and i can open up a shop here we could do this i think someone had interest in starting photography studio on the boulevard and so we're already beginning to see some of these movements you know in economic development it's beginning to happen so you know from the city's perspective what can we do to help encourage that now there are a few areas where there could be vacant buildings and i think there's a couple areas where there is it's a vacant they can lot so we're looking to create a form based zoning code and with zoning department that's already under works because any of these buildings that you see along the boulevard if you were.
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"Sort of unattractive to investment so that's you know so intervening in that we said well let's let's get together and get our our my agencies capacity as developer and and the developer on our team their capacity other and see what we can do to transform this so we came up with an idea that with a mixed use building and it will have ground floor retail at the sidewall with true stories above it that will be apartments for low income seniors and and then we're going to bring in residence to the neighbor we'll have forty units upstairs we'll have between fifty and sixty residents upstairs some with some buying power but activity now you were building to the sidewalk the way the space needs yeah so let me there's this correctly went you decided or us chose the you're not going to build origin where you were going to build that somewhere so they know go your life our grant the health grant well you know we had a grant and the grant was a kind of training and learning grant okay to explore the underlying causes of the of the health disparities okay and then from there develop action plans angle what do we what how do we change this weekend okay and then when does better happen in the team of the neither team there was your is your organization and it was a private available yes so that was the invent so so better block happened in july twenty sixteen a writer august lewis in the summer of twenty sixteen and i think two weeks prior to its starting.
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"People who love it and people who are very against it so i believe that the mar people you have out you have self policing going on while you know maybe on a normal nights you might feel safer if there was a police officer on the boulevard but i think on this night it wasn't so necessary i think people actually went as far as saying we need to have a papa police station on the boulevard and it wasn't meant to be actual functioning police station but i think just the visual appearance of it may have converted some people say okay well if something goes wrong the police department is here so that that was something that i found to be interesting is there police pup station we did i don't think we ended up doing it but there were you know police officers i think mainly because of the beer garden kind of policing you can only consume alcohol behind this fence and you know making sure people are not taking out onto the street but i there from what i understand there were no issues or no arrests made there was no one getting rowdy about the mythology berta typing projects in order to to help designing things or to designing projects whether the benefit to that you see for the planners and designers and engineers using tool of prototyping what is what are the benefits for him of using these two so like i said it's a low risk situation.
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"If you have the seasons you would have made different is permanent i think we would've made more robust concert area in playground man man i think really tackling that a little bit more in in doing that to a grander scale is one of the things that i think we are also if you're going to do this permanent you know we have a biplane down one side of the road i think we would have put one the other so that way you don't have to people in a five lane smacked an injury but got one the other way do you think that would also check morley cd for the permeates insides yet now we were doing this permanently we would have much longer conversations with the city about the installations that we were doing you know the whole project was about ninety days and we would have spent more than ninety days just talking to the city about thinking about doing the installation thinking about anything had permanent had a conversation with the transit engineer from me and is interesting to see everybody from their point of view you know but although the better book general help everybody to be okay we try new things i still from the trice inside the d helped but they still have the preservation about now i think that's a that's a good observation i worked for the city for eight years and i know the process of because again when you work for the city especially in america your job is to always think of.
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"A lot maybe an all about her blocks it sometimes it looks like oh we put a bike lane here and we made a better block it's almost like you know you just paint the green lane and say oh look we did we made it nicer and so i think while it's important to have the bicycle infrastructure the connections are important is while and so you can't just have a bike lane go from here to you know from here you can't have eight hundred meter bike lane it needs to be connected to another area with a bike lane so you have places to go so you know i i i do think it is a positive thing but i think sometimes it almost feels overdone in a way but i guess i wanna speak negatively about the bike lanes but i mean i'm just trying to see a perception before i mean what things we're not you were not that excited to see what you like this is not necessarily don't need to put these these design here the you know they put different things they put his big guard them these extended side worlds the cross the business crosswalks they put the bus stops so in terms of the actual infrastructure i would say most of it i was positive you know and looking forward to seeing but on another thing we did get some people voice their concerns about public safety and the need for a police presence in the area so i think that was something i wasn't necessarily too keen on because i think people's relationships with the with the police department there of on a varying spectrum there's.
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"So let's go to these area here that you are available yes can you tell me how did they started and how this prototype contributed influence or was related or was not related should these development that you're planning there so there was a initiative that came out of the robert wood johnson foundation a national initiative that the city of akron submitted a proposal to and it was called invest health invest health is an effort two from robert wood johnson foundation to get two free prospector collaboration in cities small knit size cities around the country to address disparities in public health okay and so the city created a proposal from and got accepted and the the the they decided to focus on middle and asked my boss my then boss since retired to the part of the cross sector team and so we you know so so we were okay focus on middleboro what's the what's the health what can we do to change the unhealthy aspects neighbor and so it was a year and a half process and and we started just as the better block was getting ready to go okay and there was a private developer on the team and myself in representing a nonprofit developer representative from the city the hospital system to start with and then and then we sort of saw our selves building on on the better if ali in the footsteps of the veterinary consciously and on top of that the foreplay of developer on our team.
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"Okay so this might be something for you to look into as well it's there's a group from miami called st plans and his name is anthony garcia he's an architect and so this it's a similar concept to this it is a prototype and so we are going to be adding bike lanes and reducing traffic from the two lanes in each direction to one lane and then two so four lanes total down to three lanes with bike lanes you know a little bit more parking facilities for people and more activities for pedestrians be art or some kind of popup area for people to you know spend time and and so that was supposed to happen next month but we decided that with the students getting ready for exams we might want to do that in the fall when they're moving back onto campus so that will be what we are working on the summer so that should be interesting do you have a link information i can get i don't have the handouts right now but i can email you some attachments of planning that perfect so when you would again going back to the designers but was there something that you that you feel is gonna work but somebody else was wanting to the way to trade out but you know that excited about something that us put it there whether he was successful or not you know i i know i said it was looking forward to see the bike lanes but i also was hesitant about the bike lanes while because i feel like.
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"You know it's such a beautiful neighborhood i don't know if you've got a chance to go out there it's so beautiful but it's i would say under utilized under it's an underrated asset in the city so seeing people excited about kenmore gets you excited it makes you feel good inside i'd say another thing maybe if you can see some of the pictures here so ten more this area in the blue this is the sidewalk in this current isn't area for parking and then you would have two lanes of travel so i think it was challenging to try to decide what the best positioning of the bicycle would have been because i think they wanted to hug the curb and so if it was going to hug the curb it would you know it was not going to be a straight line and so that created the challenge because of these bump out so i think it was important for us to reimagined boulevard and say well what if these bump outs weren't here and so that's how that became a next repack space i would say for you know for the businesses in front and i think looking few you know in the future planning efforts that we have in the kenmore neighborhood i think you know what if this area would not be pavement anymore what if it would be gretz what could you do there so you know i think that was just another challenge that we had without event so trying it out putting these things changing all of these things put in his new also held you guys visualize new potential ranks designs would you have tried these layer is designed do think that would have been fissible designed if these was to permanent froze.
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"Was there something that didn't work that you saw this like oh what a shame did it work or excited about this they had like so they it seemed to me that the better block there was like the part by the buildings like this and then they had the bike lane and they had it all they had the bridge shut off and there is a part of me that i wish they hadn't tried to extend it and they would have just kept it really kind of cozy and flows like where the buildings were instead of like taking onto the bridge because there was something in my mind that it was like i got a little lost after i walked past all the buildings i don't know if that makes them like yeah that i wished it had just had stopped sooner or the bridge this i want to ask you things about the specific and the design features to see what did you think brought to the community or to the design about the bike the buffer by what were you felt about the by means this frozen i loved let the bike lanes were green why because it just made it so senior where they were and promote were riding bikes and i think when i think about the middlebury better blacks they weren't marked as well and so in the north hill better block the way the green was it just felt you felt like oh i really understand what that is and what it's for i understand as a driver not to drive in it as the biker i would felt safer.
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"Again because you're utilizing the city's right away it is a bigger challenge than it does take some time to process and in many times the city may say no we know we we don't like this at all so you know the bike lanes the bump house and because the right away and then over the playground is because you want to be very mindful that it is safe and location probably would have been the more difficult things to get approved permanently vote from those three things that why did you what was the benefit of including them i think they bike lanes and the because it showcase what it could be just because you may not have included then permanently i think putting out there in a temporary process allow community members to experience then even if over weekend and that way they reflect back and say is something that i want permanently or is it something that i think didn't add to my community with the of these things or said the benefit of the curb extensions about us if you have a street that is i'm from one corner or from one curve to the other kerr is say it's fifty feet wide that takes a while cross if you create a bump how that's ten feet wide abo size all of a sudden you've gone from fifty to thirty feet you know you've almost got the distance in half and then becomes much more of an area where people feel safe about crossing where you're not sprinting across or we're quite frankly you know young.
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"Because i think that there's a kind of late unmet need in this neighborhood for that kind of neighborhoods pacific destination you know there's the bis together place together you know discount place which didn't exist before when the better block happened to place together place to enact in the community neighborhood through gathering through community like that so i think that was a big a big bonus benefit rather coming out of this yeah i think that the head lots to do with it so there was pm people sort of got the sense hey there's an intersection here between a connection between what we say we want people constantly wanna place where we go to coffee cup of coffee when i sit down restaurant one nine fast food restaurant right there's a connection between that expressed desire he and how many lanes and how fast they function on market street right and so that there was an education component here that was really successful so that's a good outcome that was a good outcome with there's something that didn't work as expected maybe work but not as expected or i think there was the the we tried to cover too much ground in on that day and so it was it was a little more dispersed than we were liked in terms of and so some some places didn't get the play the actively like you know the bike park was not with that i wasn't terribly active i would say.
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"Organization within the city of akron and so she was able to leverage you know some of the funding and a lot of the people that were involved so she was the main coordinator of the event and when this idea came to the city for this project was easy to process for all the permanent of the city or there were some departments he was hired or the percentage more resistance to these there were some things like with the bike lanes and the painting of the streets what we did was we choked down kenmore is a boulevard that has two lanes of travel in each direction so in this area where we prototypes the better block we only limited traffic to one travel lane in each direction in that vise ical lane in each direction and so initially there is some pushback from traffic engineering because they're looking at you know flow and level of service type types of things whereas in kenmore it did not negatively affect this and especially because it was only two day event it wasn't permanent so i think they were more willing to try but there is some pushback from from those kinds of groups but other groups that might have been not too keen on it i can't think of any but i do know that like it was not easy to get the permit for this area right here where we hosted a a beer garden so allowing for alcohol sales on the event there was some difficulty with that i think that comes from a safety perspective what the permanent is in charge of those permits or where the i think i went we went through public service.