In April, Pai suggested changing rules about how many stations broadcasters could own. Sinclair followed up with a $3.9 billion deal to snap up Tribune, thanks to the new rules.
Source: FCC chair under investigation for ties to Sinclair Broadcasting
The competitive retro gaming scene has been rocked by scandal once again. Less than a week after Todd Rogers was stripped of his world record time in the Atari 2600 game Dragster over claims that his score of 5.51 seconds was technically impossible (the record had stood for 35 years), the spotlight has turned to a far more prominent figure in the competitive gaming community.
Source: Arcade legend Billy Mitchell accused of using emulator in record Donkey Kong run – TechSpot
(CNN)The websites of Ohio Gov. John Kasich and a Maryland County were hacked Sunday, displaying what appeared to be pro-ISIS propaganda.Visitors to governor.ohio.gov were greeted with a black background and an Arabic symbol while an Islamic call to prayer played in the background.
Source: Websites of Ohio’s Kasich, others hacked with ISIS message – CNNPolitics.com
Elias Burstein, one of the pioneers in the optical physics of solids, whose research into the photoionization of impurities in silicon helped pave the way for the development of silicon semiconductors, died June 17 at his home in Bryn Mawr, Pa. He was 99. His family confirmed his death.
Mr. Burstein, a physicist, worked for more than seven decades in his field, much of the time as a professor at the University of Pennsylvania. He was one of the first scientists to use lasers to do research on semiconductors and insulators. He held patents for a method to introduce impurities into the otherwise stable element silicon, increasing its semiconducting capacity.
A set of contradictory court decisions with an impact on digital privacy confused a portion of the nation and possibly the world on May 30. One Florida circuit court judge jailed a man after he gave investigators a passcode that failed to unlock his phone. Another Florida circuit court judge let a defendant walk after he explained that he forgot the password to his phone.
Source: Extortion Suspect Walks Free After Forgetting Phone Password – Deep Dot Web