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S.J. Res. 34: A Joint Resolution Providing for Congressional Disapproval … of the Rule Submitted by the Federal Communications Commission Relating to “Protecting the Privacy of Customers of Broadband and Other Telecommunications Services.”

Categories: Advertising/Marketing,Laws/Regulations,Privacy,Telecommunications/Internet

https://www.congress.gov/bill/115th-congress/senate-joint-resolution/34

One of a series of measures passed by Congress to overturn regulations established during the last year of the Obama administration, this one does away with requiring Internet service providers to get the consent of subscribers before selling their confidential information such as sites visited to other entities.  From Congress.gov

 

Working Group on the Digital Gender Divide: Recommendations for Action: Bridging the Gender Gap in Internet and Broadband Access and Use

Categories: Telecommunications/Internet,United Nations,Women

http://broadbandcommission.org/Documents/publications/WorkingGroupDigitalGenderDivide-report2017.pdf

Offers recommendations for overcoming the barriers for women and girls, especially in lesser developed countries, to access and use of the Internet.  Also reviews current data on the digital gender gap and summarizes the reasons why access is important for womens’ empowerment.

 

2016 Country Reports on Human Rights Practices

https://www.state.gov/j/drl/rls/hrrpt/2016/

Annual report on U.S. view of human rights conditions in 199 other countries.  Click on regions of the world from left frame.  From the State Department

 

Order on Reconsideration in the Matter of Telecommunications Carriers Eligible for Universal Service Support …

Categories: Telecommunications/Internet

http://transition.fcc.gov/Daily_Releases/Daily_Business/2017/db0203/DA-17-128A1.pdf

Reverses previous orders of the Commission that designated certain broadband providers to serve low income communities as Lifeline Broadband Providers (LBPs) and receive Lifeline reimbursement.  From the Federal Communications Commission

 

Walt Whitman Papers in the Charles E. Feinberg Collection

Categories: Homeland Security,Science/Technology,Telecommunications/Internet

https://www.loc.gov/collections/feinberg-whitman/about-this-collection/

Aims to provide a high level overview of information security principles and detailed descriptions of “security control families.”  Includes sections on information security elements, threats and vulnerabilities, and information security policy.  From the National Institute of Standards and Technology

 

An Introduction to Information Security

Categories: Homeland Security,Science/Technology,Telecommunications/Internet

http://csrc.nist.gov/publications/drafts/800-12r1/sp800_12_r1_draft.pdf

Aims to provide a high level overview of information security principles and detailed descriptions of “security control families.”  Includes sections on information security elements, threats and vulnerabilities, and information security policy.  From the National Institute of Standards and Technology

 

The Role of Technology in Youth Harassment Victimization

Categories: Crime/Justice,Telecommunications/Internet,Youth

https://www.ncjrs.gov/pdffiles1/nij/250079.pdf

Examines technology-enabled harassmentwithin the context of other types of youth victimization and risk factors to improve current policy and practice.  From the National Institute of Justice

 

Cybersecurity Risk Reduction: FCC White Paper

Categories: Homeland Security,Laws/Regulations,Telecommunications/Internet

http://transition.fcc.gov/Daily_Releases/Daily_Business/2017/db0118/DOC-343096A1.pdf

Describes the risk reduction portfolio of the FCC and suggests actions that would reduce cyber risk in a manner that encourages competition, protects consumers, and reduces national security risks.  From the Federal Communications Commission

 

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