In an interview with Digital Trends, Shapiro did not expressly say why Pai had canceled but he did say that Pai and his family "have been subject to vicious and direct attacks and threats" in the past.
The Federal Trade Commission's acting chairwoman Maureen Ohlhausen, who was also scheduled for the debate, will still attend. He had to halt his controversial vote to scrap the USA government's net neutrality rules in December after a bomb threat.
Incidentally, it's become something of a tradition in recent years for the FCC chairman to make an appearance at CES, a fact which makes Pai's abrupt cancellation all the more curious.
Civil rights activist Erica Garner has passed away A message posted on her Twitter account said she had brain damage "from lack of oxygen while in cardiac arrest". We send our heartfelt prayers and condolences to her friends and family during this time .
The FCC has been the target of much anger from the tech industry over its unpopular decision to end its net neutrality regulations.
It's not the first time the chairman and commission have been threatened with violence.
After a holiday-filled three weeks where net neutrality proponents lamented its repeal at a December FCC meeting, the agency has finally issued its official order returning ISPs to their original Title I classification of information services.
Supply discipline and demand to prop up oil prices in 2018 Inventories are now down by nearly 20% from their historic highs last March and well below this time a year ago or in 2015. In 2018, investors will watch whether rising prices trigger a new flood of United States output, reported Blooomberg.
FTC Commissioner Terrell McSweeny, who has voiced opposition to repealing net neutrality, tweeted Thursday that it was "unacceptable" to threaten a public servant due to their views.
The highest resolution on commercial TVs so far is 4K or Ultra HD, which is what TV makers are pushing in their flagship models. Higher resolution is achieved by reducing the size of each pixel and in turn aperture ratio, unavoidably reducing brightness.
Here's the first poster of the film. " Zero ", as the film is titled, also stars Katrina Kaif and Anushka Sharma alongside SRK. The film also stars Jacqueline Fernandez, Anil Kapoor, Bobby Deol, Daisy Shah, Pooja Hegde and Saqib Saleem.
But in a typically aggressive tone, KCNA said Trump should "not expect any change in its policy" heading into 2018. Mike Mullen on Sunday warned the U.S.is closer to a nuclear war with North Korea than ever before.
Devices from Amazon and Google are the clear leaders in the smart speaker category with their respective Echo and Home products. You might, for example, tell Alexa to set the microwave for 3 minutes or ask Alexa to preheat the oven to 300 degrees.
They're arguing that Wixen's contract with their songwriters won't let them take legal actions on the songwriters behalf. The suit seeks damages of $150,000 apiece for more than 10,000 songs represented by Wixen that it says are unlicensed.
The Powerball jackpot is soaring as the year ends meaning 2018 will get off to a great start for some lucky lottery player. No one won the Powerball drawing on Saturday, making the new grand prize drawing $440 million.
Places such as Boston are on track to break the longest stretch of below-20-degrees days in its recorded history. Sub-freezing temperatures will return Wednesday night and persist through at least Friday afternoon.
Frederik Andersen gave Chris Tierney a big gift but pulled the rug out from under him and the San Jose Sharks when it mattered. Patrick Marleu evened the score with his old friends, winning the rematch against his former-team on home ice in a shootout.
If Hatch had opted to stay in the Senate, he could have faced a formidable challenge from a crop of ambitious Utah Republicans. Hatch is now in his seventh term - first elected in 1976 - and is the Senate president pro tempore.
Failed missile test hits North Korean town
But more recent missile tests have been more successful and have travelled long distances, with some flying over parts of Japan. The Hwasong-15 intercontinental ballistic missile was launched eastward from Pyongsong in North Korea's South Pyongan Province.
Mega Millions jackpot climbs to $343M; Powerball reaches $440M
The Rolling Cash 5 jackpot for the next drawing is $130,000 for hitting all five numbers and the odds of winning are 1-in-575,757. According to the release, the ticket bought in the town of Colfax was one of three $1 million winners Saturday night.
Look! Up in the sky! It's a Supermoon!
According to NASA , January's first full moon - nicknamed a wolf moon - will take place on January 1 and it will be a supermoon. This year on Halloween, for instance, the last-quarter moon will come within less than 4 hours of perigee.
'US Mainland in Our Nuclear Strike Range' - Kim Jong
South Korean President Moon Jae-in has repeatedly expressed his hope that the North will participate in the Winter Games. He said North Korea's nuclear deterrent was "irreversible" and that it would prevent Trump from starting a war.
Kevin and Jesus blow to Man City
We know how strong physically it is England but teams miss big players, not just Manchester City. Manchester City striker Gabriel Jesus is facing up to two months out with a knee injury.