Canada doesn’t trust social networks to warn of election interference

Social networks like Facebook and Twitter have set up war rooms and disclosure systems to warn of potential election meddling, but the Canadian government doesn’t believe that’s good enough. The country’s Democratic Institutions Minister has established a panel of five politicians that will warn the public when there’s evidence of attempted interference during election periods, […]

21st Century Fox’s Lachlan Murdoch mulls buying back regional sports networks from Disney

21st Century Fox Twenty-First Century Fox Executive Chairman Lachlan Murdoch said it is still an “open question” whether the company will buy back the regional sports networks it sold to Walt Disney for $ 71 billion. Murdoch, who will become CEO of the remaining company “New Fox,” said the company “will be inquisitive” in looking […]

Comcast adds three more ESPN networks to Xfinity X1

Comcast is bringing three new ESPN networks to Xfinity X1 just in time for the college football season. ESPN3, ACC Network Extra and SEC Network + are available on Xfinity X1 now, bringing with them coverage of over 150 live college football games as well as thousands of other events. The three networks will cover […]

Shipping company’s networks in the Americas crippled by ransomware attack

(credit: COSCO) COSCO’s computer networks in the Americas remained completely severed from the Internet on Thursday, almost 48 hours after the Chinese shipping giant reported it was hit by a ransomware attack. In a statement published Thursday, COSCO officials said the failures affected networks in the US, Canada, Panama, Argentina, Brazil, Peru, Chile, and Uruguay. […]

Verizon agrees to fix failing broadband networks to settle investigation

Enlarge (credit: Getty Images | Scott Olson) Verizon has agreed to fix failing copper networks and boost fiber deployment in New York, two years after state officials began investigating the quality of Verizon landline phone and broadband service. A settlement with Verizon “will require the company to repair 54 central offices across the state, replace […]

Fox Wants to Drastically Reduce Commercials on Its Networks; Is This the First Step Into a New Model?

Traditional broadcast media outlets have historically been slow to adapt to changes in the television industry. But at a recent private event, the ad sales chief of Fox Networks Group announced that the network is hoping to switch things up in a significant way: by cutting its ad time down to two minutes per hour […]

Hyundai Plans Gigabit Ethernet for Some In-Car Networks, but What Does That Mean?

– As automated and connected cars roll into dealerships over the next decade, they’ll need high-bandwidth networks to support these critical, data-hungry functions. Korean automaker Hyundai says it is committing to faster ethernet connectivity to power the core of its next-gen vehicles. – The Korean automaker has announced that it will “accelerate innovation, provide ‘over the air updates,’ […]

‘Russia’s all we talk about but voters don’t care’: CNN reporter admits network’s obsession on air

CNN political reporter Maeve Reston half-joked about her network’s obsession with all things Russia, but at the same time admitted that the voting public simply doesn’t care about the “Russiagate” conspiracy. Reston was discussing voter sentiment with CNN’s White House Correspondent Sara Murray on Sunday’s ‘Inside Politics’ show when she made the surprising on-air remark. […]

Netgear’s Orbi Satellite takes mesh WiFi networks outdoors

WiFi mesh networking is not for the faint of wallet, but if you’re going to spend the money, Netgear’s Orbi is one of the better systems out there. Until now, it has been geared to indoor home and apartment use, but Netgear has introduced the Orbi Outdoor Satellite (RBS50Y). The device lets you expand coverage […]