News of Note—FTC, Verizon, Huawei and more

news of note

> Consumer complaints about unwanted automated telemarketing, or robocalls, rose 32% in fiscal 2017 to 4.5 million as "Do Not Call" lists became less effective. FTC report (PDF) | The Verge article

> Verizon is participating in the development of smart cities by embedding sensors in streets that link with traffic signal cameras. The Motley Fool article

> A vulnerability in Huawei routers enabled the development of the Satori internet of things botnet, which was disrupted last month, NewSky Security researchers report. eWeek article

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> TDS and US Cellular are presenting at the Citi 2018 Global TMT West Conference on Jan. 9, 2018, at 2:00 p.m. PT. U.S. Release

> As one of the few areas with bipartisan support, rural broadband expansion could see support from Congress in 2018. Washington Examiner article

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