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NIST wants to give organizations a leg up on mobile app security

The National Institute of Standards and Technology is seeking public input on a draft guide to help organizations use mobile apps while managing associated security vulnerabilities and risks.

Democrats pushing FCC to let municipalities build own broadband networks, preempt state laws

Two congressional Democrats are continuing to urge federal regulators to allow communities to build their own broadband networks, preempting several state laws that prevent such initiatives.

DOT says vehicle-to-vehicle communications technology could save lives, seeks input on plan

Federal transportation regulators are seeking input on a plan that would enable new passenger vehicles to wirelessly exchange information with nearby vehicles, potentially preventing about 600,000 crashes a year.

Study: Tribal libraries lag behind rest of US in providing Internet, other digital products and services

A new national study has found that libraries in Native American communities trail the rest of the United States in providing access to computers, high-speed Internet service and other digital products and services.

TV broadcasters file lawsuit against FCC over incentive auction

The National Association of Broadcasters Aug. 18 filed a lawsuit against the Federal Communications Commission over certain parts of the agency's incentive auction order that would make television broadcast spectrum available to wireless providers.

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A team of university researchers said, in lab tests, they were able to hide firearms and other contraband from full-body, backscatter X-ray machines that were used at U.S. airports between 2009 and 2013.