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Brian Fung

Washington Post

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Recent articles by Brian:

Netflix: Fortnite is a bigger rival than HBO

The streaming service is ratcheting up its ambition, aiming beyond video. → Read More

The shutdown is steadily devouring U.S. government websites

There's nobody home to renew their security certificates, researchers say. → Read More

Fortnite bug gave hackers access to millions of player accounts, researchers say

You might want to double-check your credit card statements. → Read More

Ford and Volkswagen are about to make cars for each other

The alliance also will see the automakers pondering further collaboration in electric and self-driving cars. → Read More

‘Steamrolled by Trump’: How the White House has made life harder for U.S. automakers

The colliding pressures from declining sedan sales and angry politicians have put automakers in a lose-lose situation, some analysts said. → Read More

Spectrum TV’s weeklong blackout ends as Charter and Tribune reach new agreement

The nine-day blackout took down live sports and broadcast programming at the start of a busy TV season. → Read More

T-Mobile switches on spam call protections for some cellphone users

The new protocols, known as SHAKEN and STIR, are part of an effort across the industry to stem the flow of unwanted calls. → Read More

AT&T is being criticized for upgrading its phones to ‘fake’ 5G. Now T-Mobile and Verizon are piling on.

The jab is the latest salvo in a marketing war over the future of mobile data. → Read More

Some of America’s poorest college kids are in financial aid limbo, thanks to disruptions at the IRS

The issue, which makes it harder for some families to provide proof of their income, could block Pell grants, student loans, parent PLUS loans and other forms of federal financial aid from reaching students. → Read More

Pelosi tamps down talk of impeachment

As the House speaker negotiates over the government shutdown, a remark by a freshman congresswoman has stoked a communications crisis within her own party. → Read More

The app-store war between Netflix and Apple is heating up

A growing crop of companies are bypassing big app stores, costing Apple and Google millions. → Read More

These are the 2019 court fights that will decide the future of net neutrality

The Federal Communications Commission last year nixed its rules governing the conduct of internet service providers such as Verizon and AT&T, but the move kicked off a backlash by states, internet activists and other supporters of the Obama-era regulations whose effects will play out this year. → Read More

Millions of Charter cable TV subscribers lose access to local stations

The blackout affects 33 broadcast stations in dozens of U.S. markets. → Read More

These are the 2019 court fights that will decide the future of net neutrality

Although the Federal Communications Commission has nixed its rules governing the conduct of Internet providers, states, Internet activists and other supporters of the Obama-era regulations are challenging that move in the courts, statehouses and among the public. → Read More

Verizon TV customers suffer blackout of key channels days before the NFL playoffs

CBS can't be seen by Verizon customers in the Washington area. The outage also affects viewers in Norfolk, Va. and Buffalo, NY. → Read More

A nationwide CenturyLink outage is disrupting 911, and the FCC is investigating

FCC Chairman Ajit Pai has called the service issue "unacceptable." → Read More

The shutdown is about to force the FTC to suspend its Facebook investigation, former officials say

The agency's shutdown plan calls for suspending virtually all investigations and litigation. → Read More

NFL playoff games could go dark on Verizon and Spectrum thanks to disputes with big media companies

A breakdown in contract negotiations could lead to widespread blackouts, the companies warn. → Read More

2018 was the year of 5G hype. The 5G reality is yet to come

The first 5G-capable phones might become available to everyday Americans in 2019. But with carriers largely switching on their 5G networks in select cities at first, it will take years for the fifth-generation data networks to become as commonplace as 4G LTE is today. → Read More

2018 was the year of 5G hype. The 5G reality is yet to come.

Analysts say the first 5G-capable smartphones won’t even arrive on the market until next year at the earliest. → Read More