FCC’s chairman, Ajit Pai, ‘refusing to do his job’

Image by Gage Skidmore CC BY-SA 2.0 via Wikimedia Commons Ajit Pai, chairman of the FCC, was called to a briefing at a congressional committee yesterday but Mr Pai didn’t arrive supposedly due to government shutdown. He was called to discuss the ability mobile carriers have to share a subscribers location data with third party… Read More FCC’s chairman, Ajit Pai, ‘refusing to do his job’

Hundreds of German politicians’ data targeted in hack

German officials discovered the data of hundreds of politicians, including emails and credit card information, have been leaked on Twitter by an unknown hacker. Although the data leak happened a month ago it was only discovered yesterday evening. All German political parties were affected apart from the far right wing party, AfD. Famous figures in… Read More Hundreds of German politicians’ data targeted in hack

CenturyLink outage brings 911 services across the US to a halt

The 911 emergency services that every citizen in the US is reliant upon went down across several states after CenturyLink data centres started experiencing issues. The outage happened on Thursday, some time after 12.00pm ET, and continued through to Friday evening. With 911 services getting an influx of 3,500-4,000 per day in San Francisco alone,… Read More CenturyLink outage brings 911 services across the US to a halt