News of Note—AT&T, FCC, cybersecurity and more

news of note

> AT&T has deployed more than 1,000 software bots throughout its organization to perform repetitive tasks in customer service, finance and other functions, up from about 200 less than two years ago. The Wall Street Journal article

> FCC Commissioner Michael O’Rielly says the regulator should not require ISPs to contribute to the Universal Service Fund. Broadcasting & Cable article

> Security experts have found six practical uses for blockchain in cybersecurity, including securing edge devices and private messaging and improving data integrity. CSO article


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> U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has called for the consolidation two State Department offices to form a cybersecurity-focused bureau. The Hill article

> AT&T is appointing Judy Dobies director and general manager of National Business for the Mid-Atlantic region. Release


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