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The State of Broadband 2016: Broadband Catalyzing Sustainable Development

Categories: Statistics,Telecommunications/Internet,United Nations

http://www.broadbandcommission.org/Documents/reports/bb-annualreport2016.pdf

Latest global snapshot of broadband network access and affordability with country  by country data measuring access against key targets.  Finds that just 6 populous countries account for 55% of those not connected to the Internet.  From the UN Broadband Commission for Sustainable Development

 

The OPM Data Breach: How the Government Jeopardized Our National Security for More Than a Generation

Categories: Govt Personnel,Govt/Business Scandals,Headlines,Homeland Security,Privacy,Telecommunications/Internet

https://oversight.house.gov/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/The-OPM-Data-Breach-How-the-Government-Jeopardized-Our-National-Security-for-More-than-a-Generation.pdf

Committee staff report on the hacking of Office of Personnel Management data bases by foreign sources in 2015.  The report blames the agency for failing to heed repeated warnings about inadequate security and for misleading the public on the extent of the damage.  From the House Committee on Government Oversight and Reform

 

FBI Releases Documents in Hillary Clinton E-Mail Investigation

https://www.fbi.gov/news/pressrel/press-releases/fbi-releases-documents-in-hillary-clinton-e-mail-investigation

Press release announcing public availability of the summary of Hillary Clinton’s July 2016 interview with FBI officials concerning allegations that classified information was improperly stored/transmitted on a personal e-mail server.  Also includes a factual summary of the FBI investigation.  Contains links to text of documents in FBI’s Vault site. The documents released for public viewing represent only a portion of the material turned over to congressional committees. From the Federal Bureau of Investigation

 

Mapping Broadband Health in America

Categories: Health/Medical,Maps/Geography,Telecommunications/Internet

https://www.fcc.gov/health/maps

Allows users to visualize, overlay, and analyze the relationship between broadband connectivity and health data in the U.S.  Allows for detailed study of the intersection between Internet connectivity and health for every county in the U.S.  From the Federal Communications Commission

 

ICT Facts and Figures 2016

Categories: Statistics,Telecommunications/Internet

http://www.itu.int/en/ITU-D/Statistics/Documents/facts/ICTFactsFigures2016.pdf

Reports that two-thirds of the world’s population lives within an area covered by a mobile broadband network, that developing countries now account for a majority of Internet users, but that 3.9 billion people do not have access to the Internet.  From the International Telecommunications Union

 

Statement by FBI Director James B. Comey on the Investigation of Secretary Hillary Clinton’s Use of a Personal E-mail System

https://www.fbi.gov/news/pressrel/press-releases/statement-by-fbi-director-james-b.-comey-on-the-investigation-of-secretary-hillary-clintons-use-of-a-personal-e-mail-system

Finds that Secretary Clinton was extremely careless in handling sensitive information on a private email server, that the security culture in the State Department was lacking in the kind of care for classified information found elsewhere in the government, but that the FBI could not find a case to support bringing criminal charges in its recommendation to the Justice Department.  From the Federal Bureau of Investigation

 

United States Telecom Association et al v. Federal Communications Commission

Categories: Headlines,Laws/Regulations,Supreme Court/courts,Telecommunications/Internet

https://www.cadc.uscourts.gov/internet/opinions.nsf/3F95E49183E6F8AF85257FD200505A3A/$file/15-1063-1619173.pdf

Decision of a three judge appellate court panel that supports the concept of net neutrality in affirming the FCC’s authority to reclassify broadband Internet as a telecommunications service and promote Internet openness.  Telecommunications companies had challenged the regulatory authority of the FCC in this area and argued it infringed on First Amendment rights. From the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit.

 

Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance, United States, 2015

http://www.cdc.gov/healthyyouth/data/yrbs/pdf/2015/ss6506_updated.pdf

Full results of a survey on health-related activities and behaviors of youth.  Includes smoking cigarettes and e-cigarettes, texting while driving, prescription drug misuse, and sexual behavior.  From the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

 

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