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Benton Foundation provides free, daily summaries of articles concerning the quickly-changing telecommunications policy landscape.

Sony hack points to NSA's conflicting roles

Location:
San Jose Mercury News, 750 Ridder Park Drive, San Jose, CA, 95190, United States
Recommendation:
2

Sony Pictures made a mistake in pulling the satire "The Interview" from movie theaters. But rather than look for help from China to solve the problem, President Barack Obama needs to look inward, at his own federal government, to address the broader security issues underlying this and other damaging hacking, whether foreign or domestic.

No rules of cyber war

Location:
Washington, DC, United States
Recommendation:
2

President Barack Obama’s promise of an American response to the apparent hacking of Sony databases by North Korea has Washington squarely confronting a new national security reality that has been the subject of mostly abstract debate for more than a decade.

Comcast-TWC Rips Discovery, Netflix in FCC Merger Comments

Location:
Federal Communications Commission (FCC), 445 12th Street SW, Washington, DC, 20554, United States
Recommendation:
3

Comcast and Time Warner Cable lit into their opponents as the two companies defended their $45 billion merger before the Federal Communications Commission.

ABC, CBS, Fox Affiliates In Deal With Comcast

Location:
Federal Communications Commission (FCC), 445 12th Street SW, Washington, DC, 20554, United States
Recommendation:
3

The ABC, CBS and Fox affiliates have agreed not to oppose Comcast’s $45.2 billion acquisition of Time Warner Cable in exchange for commitments from NBCU’s owner not to discriminate against broadcast stations owned by others -- or to lobby against retransmission consent, according to a Dec. 23 affiliate filing at the Federal Communications Commission.

Spectrum auctions and deals reveal demand for capacity

Location:
USA, United States
Recommendation:
1

One of the loudest signals wireless carriers in the market sent this year is: carriers want spectrum, and they are willing to pay huge amounts of money to get it.

America’s Christmas Gift Lists, as Seen by Google

Location:
Google, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA, 94043, United States
Recommendation:
1

Holiday gifts are supposed to be a surprise until the moment they are unwrapped. But there is a place (other than the North Pole) where these secrets are known: Google.

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Benton Foundation provides free, daily summaries of articles concerning the quickly-changing telecommunications policy landscape.

Sony hack points to NSA's conflicting roles

Location:
San Jose Mercury News, 750 Ridder Park Drive, San Jose, CA, 95190, United States
Recommendation:
2

Sony Pictures made a mistake in pulling the satire "The Interview" from movie theaters. But rather than look for help from China to solve the problem, President Barack Obama needs to look inward, at his own federal government, to address the broader security issues underlying this and other damaging hacking, whether foreign or domestic.

No rules of cyber war

Location:
Washington, DC, United States
Recommendation:
2

President Barack Obama’s promise of an American response to the apparent hacking of Sony databases by North Korea has Washington squarely confronting a new national security reality that has been the subject of mostly abstract debate for more than a decade.

Comcast-TWC Rips Discovery, Netflix in FCC Merger Comments

Location:
Federal Communications Commission (FCC), 445 12th Street SW, Washington, DC, 20554, United States
Recommendation:
3

Comcast and Time Warner Cable lit into their opponents as the two companies defended their $45 billion merger before the Federal Communications Commission.

ABC, CBS, Fox Affiliates In Deal With Comcast

Location:
Federal Communications Commission (FCC), 445 12th Street SW, Washington, DC, 20554, United States
Recommendation:
3

The ABC, CBS and Fox affiliates have agreed not to oppose Comcast’s $45.2 billion acquisition of Time Warner Cable in exchange for commitments from NBCU’s owner not to discriminate against broadcast stations owned by others -- or to lobby against retransmission consent, according to a Dec. 23 affiliate filing at the Federal Communications Commission.

Spectrum auctions and deals reveal demand for capacity

Location:
USA, United States
Recommendation:
1

One of the loudest signals wireless carriers in the market sent this year is: carriers want spectrum, and they are willing to pay huge amounts of money to get it.

America’s Christmas Gift Lists, as Seen by Google

Location:
Google, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA, 94043, United States
Recommendation:
1

Holiday gifts are supposed to be a surprise until the moment they are unwrapped. But there is a place (other than the North Pole) where these secrets are known: Google.

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