The traffic stats for my post about where I should move my home e-mail account once Google will start charging for it suggest I’m not alone in this confusion. Readers: story assignment received.
1/24/2022: Lawsuits Accuse Google of Surveilling Customers, Profiting From Their Data, PCMag
For once, a request for comment from a giant tech company accused of misconduct by multiple states yielded a data point I didn’t know before: At some recent point (Google hasn’t told me when), the company began limiting the accuracy of its location estimates for Web searches to a “general area” no smaller than one square mile.
1/26/2022: What’s going on with 5G and flights?, Arirang TV
In what I’m pretty sure was my debut on Korean TV, this English-language news network had me on its Global Insight show to talk about the intersection of C-Band 5G wireless and aviation safety, as well as the broader picture for 5G in the U.S.
1/26/2022: Neil Young to Spotify: Since You Won’t Dump Joe Rogan, I’m Dumping You, PCMag
I would have written this faster if I hadn’t made a point of stuffing multiple references to Neil Young’s work into the post.
1/27/2022: FCC to Require ISPs to Post Broadband ‘Nutrition Labels’, PCMag
Almost six years after I wrote about an earlier attempt by the Federal Communications Commission to encourage Internet providers to list the basic parameters of their service in a nutrition-label format, the FCC voted to write rules making such a thing mandatory.
1/30/2022: What is C-Band? Here’s what a new 5G flavor means for AT&T and Verizon users, USA Today
This explainer about C-Band 5G offered advice about how to read Verizon’s 5G coverage map. It also shared some hope, possibly foolish hope, that these mid-band 5G frequencies can lead to a meaningful expansion of Americans’ choices in home broadband.