West Virginia's efforts to spend nearly $2.5 million in unused broadband stimulus funds have come to an impasse as the National Telecommunications & Information Administration (NTIA) rejected the state's proposal.
Developers on Twitter said the government's suggestion of a mobile app code of conduct lacks credibility given the recent NSA scandal over the secret surveillance of American citizens. For months, the NTIA has been holding stakeholder briefings about the need for greater transparency around how mobile apps collect, store and manage consumer information. The code of conduct was released late last month. Of course, those at all involved in online privacy were happy with the news.
Colorado's troubled EAGLE-Net middle mile network is now facing scrutiny from Communications Subcommittee chairman Rep. Greg Walden (R-Ore.) and Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee chairman Rep. Tim Murphy (R-Pa.).
EAGLE-Net Alliance got the green light from the National Telecommunications and Information Administration to restart network construction on its middle mile network serving school districts and other local organizations throughout Colorado.
Let's begin with some applause. The California Attorney General's office has taken the first step by issuing recommendations for developers, mobile platform providers and carriers to address potential privacy issues head-on, before they get legislation forced upon them. The document that the AG's office published, Privacy on the Go, is less than two dozen pages and is written with surprising clarity.
Twelve months. More than 50 events. Some 20,000 developers. And about 120 corporate members. These are the statistics that make Jon Potter proud.
The National Telecommunications and Information Administration voted to temporarily halt BTOP funding for EAGLE-Net Alliance's middle mile network build that will serve a mix of local schools, universities, hospitals throughout Colorado.
Richmond, Va. is facing a review from the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) on allegations that the city submitted a number of "erroneous reports" in its application for a $400,000 broadband stimulus grant.
There is a big difference between using a mobile app while you're out in public and having the personal information you've shared on that app let loose in the public domain. The sooner we all recognize that, the better.
Mobile application privacy will get a lot of attention this week when the National Telecommunications and Information Administration convenes the first in a series of meetings to examine how applications use consumers' personal and private information.