Sen. Cory Booker is leaping into the political fight over whether to let cities build and operate their own Internet service.
On Thursday, the New Jersey Democrat will introduce a bill that would help local towns set up public alternatives to big Internet providers such as Comcast or Verizon. It would amend the nation’s signature telecom law — the Communications Act — to make it illegal for states to prohibit municipal broadband through new regulations or state legislation.
Lockheed Martin made several forays into healthcare last year, buying small, specialized companies.
But the defense giant’s latest move in this space is its most personal yet.
Lockheed and San Diego company Illumina are teaming up to study the human genome — the stuff that makes you you — to develop personalized healthcare solutions based on a person’s DNA. Terms of the partnership were not disclosed.
Smart home products, home security systems and plenty of gadgets to help improve your health were on display as International CES, the world’s largest consumer electronics show, kicked off its annual event Sunday in Las Vegas. The official convention doesn’t begin until Tuesday, but companies traditionally make several big announcements to the press during previews days ahead of the show.
Apple said Wednesday night that it is making it impossible for the company to turn over data from most iPhones or iPads to police — even when they have a search warrant — taking a hard new line as tech companies attempt to blunt allegations that they have too readily participated in government efforts to collect user information.