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French parliament deputies seek tough encryption penalties against tech companies

Apple would face fines of €350,000 ($383,778) and potential jail time in France if it adopted the same stance towards opening up access to encrypted data as it currently has in the U.S., under draft laws proposed by French parliamentary deputies.

Google's master plan for pushing the FCC set-top agenda: Get pay-TV's programmatic dollars

While operators say they're moving away from proprietary leased set-tops toward a paradigm of app-based IP-only delivery, there's a very good reason to suspect that they will maintain a sizable base of leased CPE in the coming decade.

YouTube may see more ads targeted toward children with launch of Kidfluencer network

YouTube Kids, a specialized video destination launched by the Google-owned online video provider in 2015, has been a big target for brand advertisers hoping to catch the eye of young viewers-- ads that some advocacy groups say aren't always appropriate. Now a new service by ad company Super Awesome, Kidfluencer, plans to improve the experience across YouTube for both young viewers and advertisers.

Google, Microsoft wage war of words with GE Healthcare, others over white space rules

In a long-running battle that pits Google and Microsoft against GE Healthcare, the WMTS Coalition and the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB), the FCC is being asked to reconsider some of its rules for the operation of white space devices in the 600 MHz band.

MWC 2016: Three big stories app developers may have missed

Which newsmakers made noise at this year's Mobile World Congress in Barcelona? Here's a closer look at three MWC stories that will directly affect app developers this year.

Top pay-TV operators spent 49M on lobbying in 2015, Open Secrets says

Comcast led all companies in the telecom industry in terms of spending on government influencing efforts, spending over $15.6 million, according to the org.

As RCS struggles, T-Mobile shows progress with 5.5M Advanced Messaging users and 40M messages/day

Sprint is the only U.S. carrier to publicly back Google's recent move to create a Rich Communication Services (RCS) client for Android, but T-Mobile continues to gain traction with its own RCS service. 

Google's Project Loon shows how balloons are launched in Puerto Rico

It sounds as though Google's Project Loon engineers are coming up with workable solutions a lot faster than anyone may have dreamed.

Google to use existing fiber to roll out 1 Gbps services in San Francisco in challenge to AT&T, Comcast

Google announced it will use existing fiber to roll out its Internet service to "some apartments, condos and affordable housing properties" in San Francisco, the 22nd metro area where Google Fiber is landing. Google Fiber will run up against Comcast, AT&T, Webpass, Monkeybrains and other existing Internet service providers in San Francisco.

Google to build RCS into Android, but Sprint is the only U.S. carrier voicing support

BARCELONA, Spain-- In its continuing efforts to push the RCS standard for messaging, the GSMA announced that Google will create an RCS client for Android. A number of global operators including América Móvil, Deutsche Telekom, and Vodafone voiced support for the move, but Sprint was the only U.S. carrier that added its name to the list of supporting wireless operators.