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Californians Expected to Say Yes to Retooled Privacy Law

Election watchers expect California to revamp its state privacy law through a Nov. 3 ballot vote. The replacement for the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) could have national ramifications, experts told us. If voters agree, the proposed California Privacy Rights…Subscribe to Read >>

5G Fund Order Likely to Get FCC Nod Amid Democrats' Concerns

The FCC’s proposed 5G Fund, set for a vote Tuesday, is raising concerns, especially for Commissioners Jessica Rosenworcel and Geoffrey Starks, but it could get support from all five commissioners, industry and FCC officials said. The Democrats partially dissented on…Subscribe to Read >>

5-0 FCC OK Expected on All-Digital AM, Video Description

FCC draft orders on expanding video description and allowing voluntary all-digital AM service are expected to be approved unanimously at Tuesday’s open meeting, said FCC and industry officials in interviews. Neither item has substantively changed from the draft versions released…Subscribe to Read >>

Ex-TikTok CEO Wishes Trump Hadn’t Targeted Company

President Donald Trump’s recent actions against TikTok “certainly” gave the company “profile and visibility,” but it would have been better had that not happened, ex-CEO Kevin Mayer told the Technology Policy Institute in an interview shared Friday (see 2009280028). Profile…Subscribe to Read >>

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Today’s Featured Article

Regular Reviews Could Prevent DC Dispatching Issues, Say 911 Experts

Auditing Washington, D.C.’s 911 center will uncover any systemic dispatching issues, and more regular reviews could go a long way toward preventing future problems, said experts in interviews. While it's concerning to read reports of the D.C. Office of Unified…Read More >>

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