WASHINGTON In his first days as President Trumps pick to lead the Federal Communications Commission, Ajit Pai has aggressively moved to roll back consumer protection regulations created during the Obama presidency.
Mr. Pai took a first swipe at net neutrality rules designed to ensure equal access to content on the internet. He stopped nine companies from providing discounted high-speed internet service to low-income individuals. He withdrew an effort to keep prison phone rates down, and he scrapped a proposal to break open the cable box market.
In total, as the chairman of the F.C.C., Mr. Pai released about a dozen actions in the last week, many buried in the agencys website and not publicly announced, stunning consumer advocacy groups and telecom analysts. They said Mr. Pais message was clear: The F.C.C., an independent agency, will mirror the Trump administrations rapid unwinding of government regulations that businesses fought against during the Obama administration.
Nearly 100 companies, including Apple (AAPL.O), Google (GOOGL.O) and Microsoft (MSFT.O), banded together on Sunday to file a legal brief opposing President Donald Trump’s temporary travel ban, arguing that it “inflicts significant harm on American business.”The brief, filed in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit, included Facebook (FB.O), Twitter (TWTR.N), Intel (INTC.O), eBay (EBAY.O), Netflix (NFLX.O) and Uber [UBER.UL], as well as non-tech companies such as Levi Strauss [LEVST.UL] and Chobani.Trump’s executive order of Jan. 27, the most contentious policy move of his first two weeks in office, faces crucial legal hurdles. A federal judge in Seattle on Friday blocked the move, and the Trump administration has a deadline on Monday to justify the action, which temporarily barred entry to the United States by people from seven mostly Muslim countries, as well as suspending the U.S. refugee program.”The Order represents a significant departure from the principles of fairness and predictability that have governed the immigration system of the United States for more than fifty years,” the brief from the companies stated.”The Order inflicts significant harm on American business, innovation, and growth as a result,” it added.
Apple har släppt beta 2 av tvOS, watchOS och iOS nu på måndagskvällen.
tvOS 10.2 beta 2, build 14W5231d
watchOS 3.2 beta 2, build 14V52114d
iOS 10.3 beta 2, build 14E5239e
De nya betaversionerna har släppts till utvecklare. Räkna med att de kommer även för registrerade betatestare inom några dagar.
Du laddar ned dem via Apples portal för utvecklare.
Apple har även släppt en ny testversion av utvecklingsverktyg XCode.
macOS 10.12.4 har ännu inte släppts i någon nu betaversion.
Det finns inga tidpunkter angivna för när Apple planerar att släppa de färdiga skarpa versionerna, så klart eftersom det är Apple det handlar om.
Social media companies Facebook, Google and a group of news organizations launched an initiative on Monday to tackle fake news stories in France, with the media in the spotlight as the country’s presidential election approaches.Facebook said it would work with several leading French news organizations, including Agence France-Presse, BFM TV, and newspapers L’Express and Le Monde to ensure that false news items were not published on its platform.Google also said it was part of the initiative, dubbed “Cross Check” by the partners.Facebook has faced criticism that it did not do enough to prevent false information being republished on its platform during last year’s U.S presidential campaign, and in response has set up measures to try to tackle the problem.There have been similar concerns that people could disseminate false information on Facebook in the build-up to the French election, which takes place in April and May.
A hacker has briefly hijacked more than 150,000 printers accidentally left accessible via the web.The attacker made the devices print a warning urging their owners to cut off remote access.Large printers in offices, domestic devices and tiny receipt printers in restaurants were all caught up in the hack.The attack came soon after a German academic study found vulnerabilities in a wide range of printers.Fixing problemsOver the weekend, a hacker using the alias Stackoverflowin ran an automated program that scoured the internet for printers that did not have basic security controls switched on.Once it discovered a vulnerable device, the program made them print a page announcing the invasion and telling the owner to close the “port” used to hijack it.”For the love of God, please close this port, skid [script kiddie, ie novice coder],” said the message.Early versions of the program also added ASCII art depicting different robots or a computer.