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We need startups to build democracy tech

 It’s time to actually make the world a better place.
Silicon Valley was birthed from an existential threat to the world. Nazi radar defense technology was decimating the Allied air forces. But American engineers heeded the call, and in a Harvard lab led by Stanford professor Frederick Terman, invented radar jammers that helped win the war.
Terman brought the engineering talent back to… Read More

We need startups to build democracy tech

Amazon seeks to run wireless tests in Washington state

 According to documents unearthed by Business Insider, Amazon Corporate has sought permission from the FCC to run tests of wireless technology prototypes in and around one of its facilities in Seattle, and outdoors in Kennewick, Washington, for unspecified purposes. The person who filed the request on behalf of the e-commerce and IT giant, Neil Woodward, is a former NASA astronaut, now a… Read More

Amazon seeks to run wireless tests in Washington state

FCC voices ‘serious concerns’ over AT&T’s zero-rating scheme

 The FCC may be on the verge of being rebuilt under a very different administration, but reports put together under the current one are still being issued — and just such a one released today offers a critical view of some current “zero-rating” plans from AT&T, T-Mobile and Verizon. Read More

FCC voices ‘serious concerns’ over AT&T’s zero-rating scheme

NIST declares the age of SMS-based 2-factor authentication over

 2-factor authentication is a great thing to have, and more and more services are making it a standard feature. But one of the go-to methods for sending 2FA notifications, SMS, is being left in the dust by the National Institute of Standards and Technology. Read More

NIST declares the age of SMS-based 2-factor authentication over

Army Special Operations Command reportedly ditching Android for iPhone in the field

 While the ordinary proving ground of the smartphone may be the mean streets of the city, devices are to be found on the field of battle, too — and if a report from DoDBuzz is to be believed, Android may soon be giving way to iOS for some special operations forces. Read More

Army Special Operations Command reportedly ditching Android for iPhone in the field