Notwithstanding the FCC's vote in the affirmative (to strike the Net Neutrality rules), the Commission is still reportedly working on the final document, and has not released the official decision (at the time of this writing)(which may surprise some readers). Consequently, we are publishing this superlative opinion piece by Professor Harsha Madhyastha of the University of Michigan's Enjoy!
Professor Harsha Madhyastha (Associate Professor at the University of Michigan's Computer Science and Engineering Division) , writes eloquently at the IEEE's Spectrum Magazine, and enthralls us with a nicely logical case against Net Neutrality. Today's Must Read.
2017/01/06 - Update: The FCC has released the Commission's here: Order.
'“We have to be really careful as we have more devices capturing more information in living rooms and bedrooms and on the street and in other people’s homes that the public is not blindsided and surprised by things,” said Dave Morgan, the founder and chief executive of Simulmedia, which works with advertisers on targeted TV ads. “It’s not what’s legal. It is what’s not creepy.”' - via Sapna Maheshwari, writing at the New York Times
Via Catalin Cimpanu, writing at Bleeping Computer, comes one of today's most interesting - yet innocuous (thus far) - flaws, targeting the speaker products of both Sonos and Bose Corporation. Apparently, the flaws are of the remote exploit variety, of which, permits remote attackers to execute sounds upon command. The possibilites, therefore, are significant (considering the Children of the Script out there...). So far, the reports have noted pranking connected to the flaw.
Former USMC MWD Sirius, who served with the 2nd Law Enforcement Battalion, a battalion component of the II Marine Expeditionary Force (retired during a ceremony at Ashley Kennels at Camp Lejeune, N.C., Feb. 26, 2016). Sirius was adopted by the family of his former handler, Sgt. Joshua Ashley, who was killed while he and Sirius were on duty, patrolling in support of Operation Enduring Freedom in 2012. - photograph's via Lance Cpl. Erick Galera and Cpl. Michelle Reif of the II Marine Expeditionary Force aboard United States Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, United States of America. Sirius will ride the Lucy Pet Foundation's Paws for Life Float in this New Years 2018 Rose Parade. Outstanding.