Lightsquared Says U.S. Is Investigating Mitigation Plans
Lightsquared today said that a government agency acknowledged that the recently leaked government report condemning Lightsquared's Long Term Evolution 4G network was incomplete and that the U.S government is still researching the issue. "Our analysis is still under way and we are examining the full range of scenarios," said Moira Vahey, a spokeswoman for the NTIA. "The conclusions to be drawn from the test data will vary depending on factors such as Lightsquared’s power levels and other technical variables." Lightsquared maintains that its mitigation plans will resolve the interference issues that the GPS industry sites as dangerous.
AT&T Key Partner in NSA Spying
AT&T is being called a "highly collaborative" partner of the NSA, and showed the government agency an "extreme willingness to help" spy on Americans, suggests a new report published by the New York Times. The Times based its report on documents supplied by Edward Snowden, the former NSA contractor who first revealed the government's mass-scale spying efforts two years ago.
Feds to Require Warrants for Cellphone Trackers
The Justice Department has issued new policy concerning the use of Stingrays to collect cellphone data and will require warrants moving forward. Stingrays, also called dirtboxes, mimic cell towers and can record the data of every cell phone they encounter.
U.S. Intel Directors Warn Against Using Huawei, ZTE Phones
Intelligence agency leaders have suggested that U.S. consumers not buy phones from Huawei or ZTE, according to a report from CNBC.
Trump Administration Says No Plans for Government-Run 5G
The Trump administration today said it has no plans to build a 5G wireless network that might be run by the government. Unnamed White House officials confirmed the administration's position to Recode.
FCC Chairman Opposes Idea of Government-Run 5G Network
FCC Chairman Ajit Pai today said he disagrees with national security advisors' idea that the government should take control of 5G. "I oppose any proposal for the federal government to build and operate a nationwide 5G network," said Pai in a statement.