Every major website uses Application Program Interfaces (API) to work behind the scenes to gather, share, and utilize your data. If you are neither aware nor careful, you will give away far more data than you intend, to those you do not intend to have it.
Because 5G is so much more powerful than the previous generations of mobile technology, the need for spectrum to take advantage of 5G’s potential is likewise more complex. Congress can help by passing the AIRWAVES Act, a bipartisan bill introduced in the last Congress which would establish a schedule for future spectrum auctions over the next five years to help ensure U.S. preeminence in 5G.
It’s good policy to develop an internet governance regime that puts everyone under the same rules whether they are an internet giant like Facebook or an ISP. And it’s good politics, as Americans are getting tired of the constant backbiting, finger-pointing, and fragmentation that has become the norm for U.S. internet policy.
The failure to implement a real strategy to diversify the tech workforce is the equivalent of saying tech companies do not have the will to reach this goal. It’s time for the leaders at America’s top tech companies to apply “strategery” and take the necessary measures to fix their diversity disaster once and for all.
Telemedicine allows healthcare professionals to evaluate, diagnose, and treat patients in remote locations using communications technology. And the advances in telemedicine will only grow as we move into a 5G world, benefitting healthcare around the globe and helping to close the urban-rural divide.
While the European Union and the state of California have been devising comprehensive privacy protection systems within their regulatory borders, the United States government has chosen not to regulate, or to regulate only a limited number of data controllers. It is time for Congress to create a unified privacy law that applies to all players equally.