Broadband Providers Help Hurricane Recovery Efforts

In times of crisis, it’s vitally important that people can communicate with loved ones and emergency responders. That need came into sharp focus again this week as Hurricane Maria bore down on Puerto Rico, as Hurricane Irma did just a few weeks ago in Florida, knocking out power to millions and leaving neighborhoods submerged or inaccessible because of blocked streets.

Changing the World by Changing the Corporate Structure

New corporate forms are emerging that have the potential to change how traditional business is conducted. They share two primary elements: First, they all require boards and management to consider social and environmental goals in addition to financial returns, and second, the new forms don’t receive special tax treatment.

The FCC Gets Real on Wireless Competition

Each year, the Federal Communications Commission provides a report to Congress on the state of competition in the nation’s mobile wireless market, including “an analysis of whether or not there is effective competition.” In contrast to the past eight years, this year’s draft report provides both a comprehensive analysis of the state of the wireless industry and a clear answer to the question.

Briefings

Tech Brief: SEC Reveals It Was Hacked Last Year

The Securities and Exchange Commission said a computer system used for storing documents filed by publicly traded companies had been hacked last year. The cyberattack was first detected by the regulator last year, but the SEC said it had learned only last month that the compromised information may have been used in illegal stock trades.

Washington Brief: Manafort Reportedly Offered Private Briefings to Russian Billionaire During 2016 Campaign

Paul Manafort, President Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman who is among those at the center of investigations into Russian meddling in the 2016 U.S. election, reportedly offered to provide private briefings on the presidential race to a Russian billionaire closely aligned with the Kremlin less than two weeks before Trump accepted the GOP presidential nomination.

Finance Brief: SEC Says Corporate Filing System Was Hacked in 2016

The Securities and Exchange Commission said its system for storing documents filed by publicly traded companies was hacked sometime last year. In an eight-page statement on cybersecurity, SEC Chairman Jay Clayton said no personal information was stolen in the cyberattack, which was detected last year, but the SEC learned last month that the data “may have provided the basis for illicit gain through trading.”

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