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Polls show little support for Trump’s Space Force

Enlarge / Soon to be an actual MOS? (credit: Imgur, uncredited) President Donald Trump's enthusiasm for a new military branch focused on space is apparently not widely shared. Two polls...

Ajit Pai knew DDoS claim was false in January, says he couldn’t tell Congress

Enlarge / FCC Chairman Ajit Pai speaks during an FCC oversight hearing held by the Senate Commerce Committee on Thursday, August 16, 2018. (credit: Getty Images | Bloomberg) The Federal...

Kroger launches autonomous grocery delivery service in Arizona

Enlarge / Nuro's fully autonomous R1, slated to begin service in the fall. (credit: Kroger) Starting today, residents of Scottsdale, Arizona have the opportunity to receive autonomous grocery deliveries from...

ISPs say they can’t expand broadband unless gov’t gives them more money

Enlarge (credit: Getty Images | Aurich Lawson) Broadband providers have spent years lobbying against utility-style regulations that protect consumers from high prices and bad service. But now, broadband lobby groups are...

Researchers develop device to aid in hunt for stealthy ATM card skimmers

Enlarge / The SkimReaper, shown here with a sample card skimming device, can help law enforcement find and shut down card skimming operations. (credit: Sean Gallagher) BALTIMORE—At the USENIX Security...

Australian gov’t wants to force tech firms to weaken crypto

Enlarge / Police attend the scene of a suspected murder on August 10, 2018 in Sydney, Australia. (credit: Brook Mitchell/Getty Images) A new proposal by the Australian government that...

Twitter suspends Alex Jones for urging people to keep “battle rifles” ready

Enlarge / Alex Jones. (credit: Oli Scarff/Getty Images) After holding out for a few weeks, Twitter joined the chorus of social media and tech giants that have punished conspiracy theorist...

Ajit Pai grilled by lawmakers on why FCC spread “myth” of DDoS attack

Enlarge / FCC Chairman Ajit Pai listens during a Senate Appropriations Subcommittee hearing in Washington, DC, on June 20, 2017. (credit: Getty Images | Bloomberg) Democratic members of Congress want...

FCC says court made error in approval of AT&T/Time Warner merger

Enlarge (credit: Aurich Lawson) The Department of Justice's attempt to reverse the AT&T/Time Warner merger received some help yesterday from an unexpected source: the Federal Communications Commission. The FCC previously allowed...

New law bans US from buying tech from Chinese giants ZTE and Huawei

Enlarge President Trump yesterday signed a defense funding bill that included a sweeping ban on the US government using technology supplied by Chinese telecommunications giants ZTE and Huawei. The...