Washington, DC - A new Federal Trade Commission report finds that the complexity of the mobile ecosystem means that the security update process for patching operating system software on some mobile devices is intricate and time-consuming. While noting that industry participants have taken steps to streamline the process, the report recommends that manufacturers consider taking additional steps to get more security updates to user devices faster. It also recommends that manufacturers consider telling users how long a device will receive security updates and when update support is ending.

Washington, DC - Right now DC is the place to be for people interested in the latest on consumer privacy and data security. The FTC’s third PrivacyCon begins at 9:15 ET on Wednesday, February 28, 2018, with opening remarks from Acting Chairman Ohlhausen. Like the first two PrivacyCons, this year’s event features many of the biggest names in the research world discussing their findings.

Washington, DC - Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced the creation of a new effort, the Department of Justice Prescription Interdiction & Litigation (PIL) Task Force, to fight the prescription opioid crisis.  The PIL Task Force will aggressively deploy and coordinate all available criminal and civil law enforcement tools to reverse the tide of opioid overdoses in the United States, with a particular focus on opioid manufacturers and distributors.

Washington, DC - Recent news shows surging small-business and consumer confidence, near record low unemployment claims, and expectations of continued economic momentum.

Washington, DC - Remarks by President Trump at Ceremony Preceding the Lying in Honor of the Reverend Billy Graham:

Sacramento, California - Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the appointment of 25 California superior court judges, which include: Three in Alameda County; one in Contra Costa County; one in El Dorado County; one in Humboldt County; seven in Los Angeles County; three in Orange County; one in Plumas County; two in Riverside County; three in San Diego County; one in Santa Cruz County; one in Shasta County; and one in Sonoma County.