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Benton Foundation provides free, daily summaries of articles concerning the quickly-changing telecommunications policy landscape.

Warrantless mobile phone location tracking heads to Supreme Court

Location:
Supreme Court of the United States, One First Street, NE, Washington, DC, United States
Recommendation:
2

The US Supreme Court is being asked to resolve once and for all whether the authorities need a court warrant under the Fourth Amendment to obtain a suspect's cell-site location data records.

VA Embraces Virtual Care, Testing Bluetooth Hearing Aids

Location:
Department of Veterans Affairs, 810 Vermont Avenue, NW, Washington, DC, 20420, United States
Recommendation:
1

The Department of Veterans Affairs is running several new medical technology pilots, including systems that could let patients receive healthcare without leaving their homes or neighborhoods, VA Deputy Secretary Sloan Gibson said.

This iPhone Accessory Replaces an Eye Doctor's Office

Location:
Smart Vision Labs, 335 Madison Ave, New York, NY, 10017, United States
Recommendation:
1

New York City startup Smart Vision Labs has developed a $3,950 handheld replacement, the SVOne, that utilizes an iPhone's camera, processor, and wireless connection to examine patients anywhere and manage their cases online.

LinkedIn Starts Building a Syndicated Content Network

Location:
LinkedIn, 2029 Stierlin Court, Mountain View, CA, 94043, United States
Recommendation:
1

LinkedIn has gotten a lot of mileage out of the free content that famous people like Richard Branson write for the social network. Now it wants to get more: The company wants to syndicate that content for publication on other sites.

Seven Years Later: What Exactly Did Rupert Murdoch Do To The Wall Street Journal?

Location:
New York, NY, United States
Recommendation:
1

Seven years ago, Rupert Murdoch ended the 105-year-long ownership of the Wall Street Journal by the Bancroft family, when he bought the paper for $5 billion.

FCC to Congress: Your tele-town halls are safe

Location:
Federal Communications Commission (FCC), 445 12th Street SW, Washington, DC, 20554, United States
Recommendation:
2

The Federal Communications Commission is trying to calm the nerves of lawmakers about the legality of their telephone town hall outreach. The agency issued a set of FAQs on July 31 clarifying that nothing in a recent FCC ruling to strengthen robocall restrictions will change how lawmakers are allowed to reach out to constituents through virtual town halls.

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Benton Foundation provides free, daily summaries of articles concerning the quickly-changing telecommunications policy landscape.

Warrantless mobile phone location tracking heads to Supreme Court

Location:
Supreme Court of the United States, One First Street, NE, Washington, DC, United States
Recommendation:
2

The US Supreme Court is being asked to resolve once and for all whether the authorities need a court warrant under the Fourth Amendment to obtain a suspect's cell-site location data records.

VA Embraces Virtual Care, Testing Bluetooth Hearing Aids

Location:
Department of Veterans Affairs, 810 Vermont Avenue, NW, Washington, DC, 20420, United States
Recommendation:
1

The Department of Veterans Affairs is running several new medical technology pilots, including systems that could let patients receive healthcare without leaving their homes or neighborhoods, VA Deputy Secretary Sloan Gibson said.

This iPhone Accessory Replaces an Eye Doctor's Office

Location:
Smart Vision Labs, 335 Madison Ave, New York, NY, 10017, United States
Recommendation:
1

New York City startup Smart Vision Labs has developed a $3,950 handheld replacement, the SVOne, that utilizes an iPhone's camera, processor, and wireless connection to examine patients anywhere and manage their cases online.

LinkedIn Starts Building a Syndicated Content Network

Location:
LinkedIn, 2029 Stierlin Court, Mountain View, CA, 94043, United States
Recommendation:
1

LinkedIn has gotten a lot of mileage out of the free content that famous people like Richard Branson write for the social network. Now it wants to get more: The company wants to syndicate that content for publication on other sites.

Seven Years Later: What Exactly Did Rupert Murdoch Do To The Wall Street Journal?

Location:
New York, NY, United States
Recommendation:
1

Seven years ago, Rupert Murdoch ended the 105-year-long ownership of the Wall Street Journal by the Bancroft family, when he bought the paper for $5 billion.

FCC to Congress: Your tele-town halls are safe

Location:
Federal Communications Commission (FCC), 445 12th Street SW, Washington, DC, 20554, United States
Recommendation:
2

The Federal Communications Commission is trying to calm the nerves of lawmakers about the legality of their telephone town hall outreach. The agency issued a set of FAQs on July 31 clarifying that nothing in a recent FCC ruling to strengthen robocall restrictions will change how lawmakers are allowed to reach out to constituents through virtual town halls.

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