Some Trump officials want to build government-run mobile broadband network

Enlarge Getty Images | Bonilla1879 reader comments 10 Share this story The US government should consider building and operating a national 5G mobile network in order to boost security, reduce reliance on Chinese equipment, and to ensure that the US retains a technological advantage over other countries, according to a leaked memo from the White […]

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Here’s how to make sure Hawaii’s missile warning fiasco isn’t repeated

reader comments 82 Share this story This is a guest post from Steve Bellovin, a professor in the Computer Science department and affiliate faculty at the law school at Columbia University. His research focuses on networks, security, and public policy. His opinions don’t necessarily reflect the views of Ars Technica. Enlarge EUGENE TANNER/AFP/Getty Images By […]

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FBI security expert: Apple are “jerks” about unlocking encrypted phones

Enlarge Getty Images | Boonrit Panyaphinitnugoon reader comments 66 Share this story Federal Bureau of Investigation officials are continuing to voice their displeasure with Apple’s approach to iPhone security, with one FBI official reportedly calling the company “jerks” and an “evil genius” this week. Apple has repeatedly made it more difficult to access data on […]

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Sonnen, Pura Energía build solar systems in Puerto Rico as utility woes continue

Enlarge / Solar panels visible over the roof of a community kitchen in Humacao, PR. Sonnen reader comments 41 Share this story German battery company Sonnen and its Puerto Rican solar-installing partner, Pura Energía, announced that they’ve installed six solar-plus-storage systems around Puerto Rico, and have plans for nine more. The initial six systems were […]

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Puerto Rico’s governor seeks to end deal with small Montana grid repair company [updated]

Enlarge / On Sept. 22, Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority staff start emergency power restoration plans in the utility’s command center. Western Area Power reader comments 129 Share this story On Sunday, Puerto Rico’s governor Ricardo Rosselló demanded that the state-owned utility end its $300 million grid-repair deal with a small, Montana-based energy company called Whitefish […]

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Lawsuit accuses Facebook of scheming to weasel out of paying overtime

Enlarge / The Facebook sign and logo at its Menlo Park, California headquarters. Josh Edelson/Getty Images reader comments 57 Share this story Facebook is being hit with a proposed class-action federal lawsuit alleging that the social-networking company purposely misclassifies employees to exempt them from overtime pay. The suit (PDF) was brought Friday by a former salaried client […]

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Head, limbs of Kim Wall found, sinking story of suspect in submarine murder

Enlarge / Peter Madsen, inventor and submarine and space enthusiast, after his rescue from the waters off Copenhagen. It appears he sank his sub to destroy evidence of the murder of his passenger. BAX LINDHARDT/AFP/Getty Images reader comments 247 Share this story Danish investigators have announced that divers discovered bags containing the head, arms, legs, […]

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