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House lawmakers say existing regulatory powers can police generative AI abuse

Reps. Marcus Molinaro and Don Beyer discussed how legislative action – on a state and federal level – is needed to continue to police new generative artificial intelligence usage.

FCC issues cease-and-desist order to operator linked to AI-generated Biden robocall

The agency and 51 state attorneys general are warning the company may be violating several consumer protection laws.

EU signs on to IoT safety label plan

A U.S.-led effort to offer cyber-safe labels for connected devices is gaining momentum internationally.

FCC wants to improve cyber protections for schools, libraries

Faced with a growing number of cyberattacks on school districts nationwide, the agency announced a three-year pilot program to gather data on the best cyberdefenses.

Nationwide test of Wireless Emergency Alert system could test people’s patience–or help rebuild public trust in the system

COMMENTARY | The Oct. 4 text message is supposed to reach all compatible devices in the U.S. It could shed light on how government agencies can improve their emergency communications.

House committee asks FCC for more action on IoT device security

A letter from the House Select Committee on the Chinese Communist Party asks the FCC for investigations into Chinese-linked connectivity modules as the agency launches its IoT cyber labeling program.

FCC wants to use AI to measure commercial spectrum use

The communications agency voted 4-0 on Thursday to ask the public for input on how it can use AI to bolster its spectrum management policies and understanding of bandwidth use.

Senator Calls for Cybersecurity Audit of Law Enforcement Wireless Network

FirstNet is a cellular network built for first responders around the country, but at least one federal official told the senator’s office they had “no confidence” in the network’s security.

FCC Officially Launches Its Space Bureau

The agency launched the Space Bureau and Office of International Affairs after reorganizing its International Bureau.

FCC Proposes Rule to Boost Cell Service From Space

The proposed rule would help satellite operators and terrestrial network service providers work together to expand coverage, particularly in rural, unserved and underserved areas.

New FCC Rule Aims to Kill Spam Texts at the Source

Additional proposals would give consumers more options, such as adding text messages to the Do-Not-Call registry.

Proposed Bill Would Ban Excessively Loud Streaming Commercials

The legislation would update the CALM Act of 2010 that tackled loud television ads.

Bipartisan Space and Satellite Bills Reintroduced to Secure America’s Interests

The bills aim to promote competition, innovation, security and leadership in the commercial satellite industry by modifying FCC licensing rules and authority.

Lawmakers Reintroduce Bill to Curtail Foreign Adversary Telecom Influence

The legislation would require the FCC to publish a list of entities with FCC authorizations and close ties to foreign adversaries.

GAO Identifies Fraud Risks in FCC’s Affordable Connectivity Program

The FCC “may not be able to effectively prevent and detect fraud” in its program that offers low-income households discounts on internet services and connected devices, according to a review by the Government Accountability Office.

What’s in a Word? FCC’s Proposed Data Breach Rule Redefines Key Terms

The public now has the opportunity to provide insight on the value and impact such redefinitions would have on incident reporting.

FCC Votes to Approve New Space Bureau

The new bureau comes from a reorganization of the International Bureau and will help the agency regulate satellites and other related efforts.