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To help Ukraine, Google rolls out “Air Raid Alerts” system for Android
Google is building a client into the OS for the government's air raid alert system.
RON AMADEO - 3/10/2022, 1:49 PM
Smartphone-based air raid alerts are one of the many awful facts of life in Ukraine right now. While the Ukrainian government has an air raid warning system that currently runs through a third-party app, Google is taking it upon itself to build an "Air Raid Alerts" system directly into Android. The company outlined the decision on the Google Blog:
Google is rolling out the feature via Google Play Services, which means it should work for nearly every Android phone. While Android OS updates are infamously rolled out to only a single-digit percentage of users in a year, Google Play Services updates through the Play Store, so an update will happen for everyone as soon as their phone checks for app updates.
Android VP of Engineering Dave Burke announced the new feature on Twitter, saying the alerts use the same low-latency alert system the Android team designed for Android's earthquake detection. While the Earthquake detection system can spawn an earthquake alert of its own by crowdsourcing the accelerometer data from millions of Android phones, Google isn't detecting air raids. Instead, the company is just building a client for the government's alert system.
Burke says, "The system starts rolling out today and will ramp up to target all Android phones in Ukraine over the next few days. Thankful to our eng/product/UX teams for racing to get to a [solution] in short order."
Why You Shouldn't Swerve Around Deer (or Other Animals) in the Road
Doing so can actually make things more dangerous for you, the deer, or both.
By Beth Skwarecki Yesterday 1:30PM
There are a lot of bad decisions you might make if a deer appears in front of you in the road while you’re driving. You’ll be startled, it will freeze, and your brain will sound the alarm that you should do something now—but please, avoid the urge to swerve around it.
The reaction is understandable. You don’t want to hit the deer. But the deer probably does see you, even if it’s standing still at first. By the time you get close, it’s likely going to jump. And if you swerve at just that moment, well, it may jump into you.
But even aside from the damage you might do to the deer, swerving is dangerous for you. A sudden change of direction at high speed can cause you to roll your car, or hit a tree, or send yourself into a ditch.
What should you do if a deer jumps into the road?
First, slow down. Don’t slam on the brakes if it’s not safe to do so (like if the road is icy), but do safely reduce your speed as much as you can. This will buy you and the deer more time to react, and it means that if you do collide, the collision will happen at a lower speed.
Next, notice your surroundings. Deer tend to travel in groups, often crossing a road single file, so there are probably more where this one came from. If they are on the move when you approach, they’ll probably keep going in the same direction. Try to steer (not swerve) behind the last deer in line. But be aware that there may be another just out of sight.
If a deer is standing still in the middle of the road, staring at you with that “deer in the headlights” look, it will probably jump at the last minute—and it could go in any direction. Don’t attempt to guess. Just head toward it, slowing down as much as you can, and wait for it to make a move.
You may not have the time or presence of mind to think of other drivers, but if you do, flash your brights to warn oncoming cars of the danger. (The deer may hop into their lane.)
What about avoiding other animals?
I live in one of the states with the highest wildlife collision rates, so I’m going to be honest with you. If I see anything smaller than a deer in the road, my philosophy is simply: f__k ’em.
I am not going to risk crashing a minivan full of kids because a squirrel with a death wish appeared at the last minute. I’m not heartless. I will feel bad if I squish the squirrel. But that’s the choice I’ve made.
I will briefly tap the brakes for a squirrel or bunny, and wish them luck. I will slow down as best as I safely can for a deer or a dog. I do absolutely nothing if the animal in the road is a bird; they always fly away.
Larger animals are rare where I live, but the danger they pose is real. If you live in moose country, people die in moose crashes. (Their legs are so long that their bodies tends to hit the passenger compartment in a crash.) Your best defense against a moose crash is to slow down so that whatever happens, it happens at the slowest speed possible.
And definitely do not speed up if an animal is in the road. There’s a myth that it’s better to hit a moose at high speed to try to flip it over your car. Don’t do that. Similarly, people sometimes misunderstand the advice not to swerve around a deer to mean that you should try to hit the deer head-on. Don’t do that either. If you approach at a slower speed and the deer jumps out of the way, that gives both of you the best chance of surviving.
And to avoid a collision in the first place, pay attention. Drive cautiously in the early morning, late evening, and anytime it’s dark or foggy. You can often see a deer’s eyes shining in the bushes before it jumps out in front of you, and they tend to follow predictable paths. Those “deer crossing” signs are legit, so when you see one, pay attention.
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Tuesday March 8, 2022 10:36 am PST by Joe Rossignol
As part of its press release announcing the new iPad Air with the M1 chip, Apple has confirmed that macOS Monterey 12.3 will be released next week. Ahead of time, Apple has seeded the macOS 12.3 Release Candidate to developers for testing.
A key new feature of macOS 12.3 is Universal Control, allowing a single mouse or trackpad to control multiple Macs and iPads placed side by side. macOS 12.3 also introduces several new emoji, deprecates kernel extensions used by cloud storage providers Dropbox and OneDrive, eliminates Python 2 as a pre-installed scripting language, and more.
Apple's press release:
Apple also confirmed that iOS 15.4 and iPadOS 15.4 will be released next week.
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Google’s latest Chrome for Mac update is faster than Safari–for now
Version 99 has recorded the highest speed score of any browser in the Speedometer benchmark
By Roman Loyola Senior Editor, Macworld MAR 8, 2022 4:37 AM PST
Google on Monday announced that its latest version of its Chrome browser for Mac, version 99, has recorded the highest speed score of any browser in the Speedometer benchmark—an Apple-created speed test.
According to Google, Chrome 99 is 7 percent faster than Safari. We ran Speedometer on both Safari 15.4 (using WebKit version 176188.8.131.52.7) and on Chrome 99.0.4844.51 on a 14-inch MacBook Pro with a 10-core M1 Pro and 32GB of RAM. We also decided to throw in the Safari Technology Preview, a beta version of the browser that Apple uses to test new features. We used Release 141 of STP, which includes Safari 15.4 and WebKit 176184.108.40.206. Here’s what we got.
Google Chrome 99 vs. Safari: Speedometer 2.0
We also ran Speedometer on Safari 15.4 and Chrome 99 on a 14-inch MacBook Pro with an 8-core M1 Pro and 16GB of RAM, and the two browsers essentially had the same performance: Chrome scored 269, while Safari scored 267.
So, based on what we’ve seen, Chrome is the faster browser, but we wouldn’t recommend dumping Safari just yet. Based on the latest beta, it’s likely to catch up very soon.
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Harvesting Energy From the Air: Metasurface-Based Antenna Turns Ambient Radio Waves Into Electric Power
By OPTICA MARCH 6, 2022
Technology could make it possible to use radio emissions from cell phone networks to wirelessly power sensors and LEDs.
Researchers have developed a new metasurface-based antenna that represents an important step toward making it practical to harvest energy from radio waves, such as the ones used in cell phone networks or Bluetooth connections. This technology could potentially provide wireless power to sensors, LEDs and other simple devices with low energy requirements.
“By eliminating wired connections and batteries, these antennas could help reduce costs, improve reliability and make some electrical systems more efficient,” said research team leader Jiangfeng Zhou from the University of South Florida. “This would be useful for powering smart home sensors such as those used for temperature, lighting and motion or sensors used to monitor the structure of buildings or bridges, where replacing a battery might be difficult or impossible.”
In the journal Optical Materials Express, the researchers report that lab tests of their new antenna showed that it can harvest 100 microwatts of power, enough to power simple devices, from low power radio waves. This was possible because the metamaterial used to make the antenna exhibits perfect absorption of radio waves and was designed to work with low intensities.
“Although more work is needed to miniaturize the antenna, our device crosses a key threshold of 100 microwatts of harvested power with high efficiency using ambient power levels found in the real world,” said Clayton Fowler, the team member who fabricated the sample and performed the measurements. “The technology could also be adapted so that a radio wave source could be provided to power or charge devices around a room.”
Harvesting energy from the air
Scientists have been trying to capture energy from radio waves for quite some time, but it has been difficult to obtain enough energy to be useful. This is changing thanks to the development of metamaterials and the ever-growing number of ambient sources of radio frequency energy available, such as cell phone networks, Wi-Fi, GPS, and Bluetooth signals.
“With the huge explosion in radio wave-based technologies, there will be a lot of waste electromagnetic emissions that could be collected,” said Zhou. “This, combined with advancements in metamaterials, has created a ripe environment for new devices and applications that could benefit from collecting this waste energy and putting it to use.”
Metamaterials use small, carefully designed structures to interact with light and radio waves in ways that naturally occurring materials do not. To make the energy-harvesting antenna, the researchers used a metamaterial designed for high absorption of radio waves and that allows a higher voltage to flow across the device’s diode. This improved its efficiency at turning radio waves into power, particularly at low intensity.
Testing with ambient power levels
For lab tests of the device, which measured 16 cm by 16 cm, the researchers measured the amount of power harvested while changing the power and frequency of a radio source between 0.7 and 2.0 GHz. They demonstrated the ability to harvest 100 microwatts of power from radio waves with an intensity of just 0.4 microwatts per centimeter squared, approximately the level of intensity of the radio waves 100 meters from a cell phone tower.
“We also placed a cell phone very close to the antenna during a phone call, and it captured enough energy to power an LED during the call,” said Zhou. “Although it would be more practical to harvest energy from cell phone towers, this demonstrated the power capturing abilities of the antenna.”
Because the current version of the antenna is much larger than most of the devices it would potentially power, the researchers are working to make it smaller. They would also like to make a version that could collect energy from multiple types of radio waves simultaneously so that more energy could be gathered.
Reference: “High efficiency ambient RF energy harvesting by a metamaterial perfect absorber” by Clayton Fowler, Sinhara Silva, Grija Thapa and Jiangfeng Zhou, 28 February 2022, Optical Materials Express. DOI: 10.1364/OME.449494
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USTelecom’s Spalter: Double-Dipping for Broadband Funds is Wrong
USTelecom — The Broadband Association President/CEO Jonathan Spalter is calling out some companies for double-dipping for broadband subsidies. In a blog titled “Pole Attachments: A Cost of Doing Business, or So I Thought,” he says the $65 billion for broadband deployment in the new Infrastructure Law builds on the $80 billion in annual private broadband industry investment, and “billions” more from existing federal programs, such as the FCC’s Rural Digital Opportunity Fund (RDOF).
Since the Infrastructure law was passed, some entities have been aggressively pushing Congress, NTIA, and states to allow new federal funds to subsidize the same areas they have already committed to serve through programs like the RDOF, according to Spalter. “Regulatory arbitrage, double dipping? Call it what you will, but this is a terrible idea,” he writes. The $65 billion is meant to connect unserved homes and businesses, not to double pay companies that have already signed up to provide service via a separate pot of federal money.
Some winners of the RDOF reverse auction, won “by significantly underbidding the competition, elbowing out competitors in rural markets across the country,” Spalter asserts.
He says now some entities are now actively lobbying Congress, the Department of Commerce and states to use federal Infrastructure Law money to pay for their RDOF deployment costs. Specifically, they want to use the funds destined for unserved homes to pay for one of their major deployment costs — access to pole attachments, according to the USTelecom executive. “Thus, some RDOF winners are asking the government to pay for the pole attachment costs that they either didn’t factor into their bids, or to double recover those costs to the extent they were included,” he asserts. He calls double-dipping wrong.
Spalter also says the cable industry is looking to reduce its costs, and pushing the FCC to change its rules that govern payment for new poles and pole replacements. The current rules are clear, the cost causer (that is, the entity that modifies or attaches to the pole) pays for the upgrade, modification…or the replacement of a pole if need be, according to Spalter. “Cable wants the pole owners to absorb some or all of the costs of a new pole, even when the pole owner otherwise had no intention of putting a new one in the ground. Cable calls it reducing a barrier to investment,” he writes.
Calling a new pole a fixed cost, Spalter says. “Making the pole owner pay for a pole replacement caused by a competitor’s attachment is not removing a barrier or reducing costs; it is just shifting costs from one company to another. Another potential issue — forcing pole owners to pay for new poles needed to accommodate a competitor’s attachments could lead to increased pole attachment rates for all attachers,” he explains.
USTelecom agrees with the cable industry, and others, that all companies should provide reasonable and timely access to poles, including to their competitors, when broadband deployment depends on pole access, Spalter stresses. “And that must include poles owned by electric cooperatives and municipalities, particularly as they increasingly compete in the broadband business. Congress should update the statute governing pole attachments so that all pole owners must provide reasonable and non-discriminatory access. Where states have the authority, they should do the same.”
By Leslie Stimson, Inside Towers Washington Bureau Chief
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REMINDER: First Quarter Speed Testing Must Be Completed by March 31; Uploaded by April 7
Universal Service recipients must conduct performance measures testing at a random sample of locations selected by USAC and submit the results to USAC within one week of the end of the quarter. All data must be collected by March 31, and uploaded to USAC by April 7.
This year, CAF Phase II, Rural Broadband Experiments, Alaska Plan, A-CAM I, and Revised A-CAM I carriers are required conduct testing. Carriers will face penalties for failing to meet speed and latency requirements during testing. A-CAM II, CAF-BLS, and CAF II Auction carriers are required to conduct pre-testing. Pre-testing carriers will not face penalties for failing to meet speed and latency requirements during pre-testing, but may face penalties for failing to participate.
BloostonLaw Contacts: Gerry Duffy and Sal Taillefer.
FCC Publishes Data Specifications for Broadband Data Collection
On March 4, the FCC issued a Public Notice announcing the publication of data specifications related to the biannual submission of subscription, availability, and supporting data for the Broadband Data Collection (BDC). The specifications are available on the FCC’s Broadband Data Collection website at https://www.fcc.gov/BroadbandData/filers.
According to the Public Notice, the specifications released provide guidance to filers on how to prepare and format availability and other, related data for submission into the BDC system. The Data Specifications for Biannual Submission of Subscription, Availability, and Supporting Data specify how data files required for the BDC must be formatted for submission in the BDC system, which fields the files should contain, and the data type of each field. The specifications pertain to fixed and mobile availability data, supporting data, and subscribership data accepted by the BDC system. Included with the specifications are example data entries and guidance on whether data should be submitted by file upload or web form.
Filer data must match the specifications in order to be accepted by the BDC system. Accordingly, the FCC encourages the broadband service providers that are required to file in the BDC system, as well as governmental and third parties seeking to submit broadband availability data voluntarily, to review these data specifications closely and align their data to the specifications prior to the opening of the filing window on June 30.
As we reported in a previous edition of the BloostonLaw Telecom Update, the filings are due September 1. Despite the ‘overhauling’ nature of the BDC, it will not alter the obligation of service providers to file the semiannual Form 477 filing. Until the FCC announces a sunset date for the submission of Form 477 broadband deployment data, all service providers required to submit these data under Form 477 must continue to do so by the March 1 deadline. Fixed and mobile broadband service providers that have traditionally filed broadband and voice subscribership data in the FCC’s Form 477 filing interface will be required to file these subscribership data in both the new BDC system and the existing Form 477 filing interface.
Carriers with questions or seeking assistance in preparing and filing data for the BDC may contact the firm for more information.
BloostonLaw Contact: Sal Taillefer.
FCC Reminds 6 GHz Microwave Licensees to Verify Accuracy of Universal Licensing System Database
The FCC has issued a Public Notice reminding 6 GHz incumbent fixed microwave licensees of the need to maintain accurate information in its Universal Licensing System (“ULS”) database. The particular need for this reminder is the FCC’s 6 GHz Report and Order which authorized, among other things, standard-power for unlicensed operations in portions of the 6 GHz band (5.925–7.125 GHz) through the use of an automated frequency coordination (“AFC”) system that is designed to protect incumbent fixed microwave operations from harmful interference. Because the AFC systems will rely upon data supplied by the FCC’s ULS license database in order to ensure interference free operations, it is critical that this information be accurate and up-to-date.
The FCC notes that the ULS license database contains extensive technical data for site-based licenses, including: transmitter and receiver locations, frequencies, bandwidths, antenna polarization, transmitter EIRP, antenna height, and the make and model of the antenna and equipment used. The FCC’s 6 GHz Report and Order requires unlicensed 6 GHz standard power access points operating in the 6 GHz U-NII-5 and U-NII7 bands to contact an AFC System – which, based upon information contained in the ULS database, will identify particular channels that can be used without causing harmful interference to nearby microwave links.
In order to ensure that the most current data is used to coordinate these links, the AFC systems will be required to download information from the ULS database on a daily basis. However, because a number of license records contain missing, clearly erroneous or conflicting information, there is no certainty that the AFC’s can properly prevent instances of harmful interference if the information that they are relying on is not accurate. As a result, the FCC is directing licensees to confirm that their 6 GHz microwave license records reflect actual operations in order to ensure that incumbent fixed microwave licensees are protected from harmful interference caused by both newly unlicensed 6 GHz standard power access points and new fixed microwave links that may access the band. If it is found that your actual operations differ from the parameters set forth on your license or in the FCC’s ULS database, an application for modification of license should be filed with the FCC in order to ensure that operations are properly authorized and protected from harmful interference from other 6 GHz spectrum users. In this regard, please note that should the corrections to your license involve a major modification to the license, it will be necessary to include evidence of a successful frequency coordination in the application.
BloostonLaw Contacts: John Prendergast and Richard Rubino.
Senate Committee Advances Sohn Nomination
On March 3, the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation advanced ten Biden Administration nominations, including the nomination of Ms. Gigi Sohn for the vacant seat on the FCC. All nominations are still subject to approval by the full Senate, which could take months.
Ms. Sohn’s nomination was approved by a tie vote, which means that it will need to go through an additional step involving a debate by the Senate on whether to discharge the committee from further consideration of the nomination. If a majority of the Senate agrees to discharge, then the nomination would be placed on the executive calendar and be eligible to be taken up the next calendar day.
As we reported in a previous edition of the BloostonLaw Telecom Update, Ms. Sohn’s path to confirmation has been winding. Back in January, Sen Roger Wicker (R-MS) called for a new hearing on Sohn’s nomination after obtaining the terms of a confidential settlement agreement that top national broadcasters entered into with a streaming service called Locast in 2021. Sohn was a member of the board of Locast’s non-profit parent. Most recently, her nomination was slated to be considered again on February 2, but was pulled from the agenda at the last moment.
BloostonLaw Contact: Ben Dickens.
Law and Regulation
Broadcaster Pays $250,000, Forfeits Licenses to Settle Investigation
On March 7, the FCC adopted a Consent Decree settling an investigation in whether Lowcountry 34 Media, LLC (Lowcountry) violated the Commission’s rules by engaging in an abuse of process through its filing of serial minor modification applications to construct and license temporary facilities with the intent of relocating certain low power television and TV translator stations’ substantial distances (greater than 30 miles and without contour overlap) from their originally authorized sites in circumvention of the Commission’s major modification. According to the terms of the settlement agreement, Lowcountry will, among other things, to pay a civil penalty of $250,000 and to voluntarily relinquish the licenses and authorizations of certain Stations.
According to the Consent Decree, Lowcountry held 80 LPTV licenses and 128 new, unbuilt LPTV construction permits at the time of issuance. In September 2021, the Bureau launched an investigation into the operational status of the Stations and Lowcountry’s construction and licensing practices. The investigation revealed that Lowcountry was moving its stations from rural unserved and underserved areas with low population densities, to more densely populated the locations – in some cases up to 100 miles away – without filing for major modifications. Lowcountry’s method was described as follows: (a) Lowcountry would file an application for minor modification to relocate the station within 30 miles of its licensed site; (b) upon grant of the minor modification application, Lowcountry would construct temporary facilities, with no objective of providing permanent service at the new location; (c) after filing a license to cover application for that temporary location and receiving a grant, Lowcountry would apply for special temporary authority to be silent; and (d) Lowcountry would simultaneously remove the equipment from the site and file for a new minor modification to again relocate the station up to 30 miles away. Lowcountry would then repeat this process until the facility was moved to its desired location.
BloostonLaw Contacts: John Prendergast and Richard Rubino.
FCC Proposes $100,000 Forfeiture for Failure to File Form
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