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Last Update on February 08, 2016 08:14 GMT

IN THE NEWS: CABLE COMPETITION?

NEW YORK (AP) -- Remember the TV startup service Aereo -- which took a shot at competing with cable before the courts shut it down? Well, the man who founded it is taking steps that are likely to see it clash with the cable industry again. Chet Kanojia is offering Starry -- a new Internet service. Starry will use a type of wireless technology to provide homes with broadband service. The service is expected to launch this summer, starting in Boston. Kanojia says he doesn't expect legal challenges with Starry -- like there was with Aereo.

IN THE NEWS: HANDLING THE "RING OF STEEL"

FREEPORT, N.Y. (AP) -- It's a system many cities are using to protect their borders: scanners that record the license plate of every vehicle that passes through. The information is then combed through in case a crime is committed and a there are no likely suspects. But in Freeport, New York, authorities are noticing the "ring of steel" system has ginned up lots of data about cars on the road. Police say since the scanners went live Nov. 2, they have triggered 700 alarms a day, mainly for things like expired registration stickers. The town's police chief says the scanners have created "a tremendous amount of workload" for the police department.

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