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Treasury Sec Mnuchin urges antitrust review of big tech amid Google scrutiny

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin encouraged the Department of Justice to review major technology companies like Google over concerns related to the potential harm they pose to market competition. “These issues deserve to be reviewed carefully,” S

Twitter CEO meets with senators to talk net neutrality, privacy

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey met with several Sens to discuss issues such as data privacy and network neutrality. "Pleasure to meet with @Twitter’s @jack today," Sen Ed Markey (D-MA) tweeted.

Lawmakers increasingly see 'electoral dynamite' in net neutrality fight

Democrats are increasing looking to make their support for net neutrality regulations a campaign issue in the midterm elections. On Capitol Hill, the Senate is expected to vote on a measure to restore the Obama-era rules repealed by the GOP-contro

Commerce Sec Ross: Building a 5G Network is a Priority

Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross said that building a 5G mobile broadband network is a chief concern for the Trump administration. “I think the pitch that Sprint and T-Mobile are making is an interesting one, that their merger would propel Verizon a

Senate to Hold Net Neutrality Vote

Democratic Sens are planning to take a first step the week of May 7 toward forcing a vote to restore the Federal Communications Commission's network neutrality regulations.

Tech rivalries spill into Washington

Alliances between Silicon Valley powerhouses and their cousins in Seattle (WA) are constantly forming and breaking apart, with big names often coming down on the opposite side of policy and legislative debates.

Democratic Sens Slam Chairman Pai for Proposed Limits to Lifeline Program

A group of Democratic Sens slammed Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai over his proposal to cut down on a program that helps make broadband and phone service more affordable for low-income households. The Sens' letter targets a pro

State AGs press Facebook over Cambridge Analytica scandal

A coalition of 37 state attorneys general are urging Facebook to provide more answers on how Cambridge Analytica improperly obtained the data of 50 million Facebook users. “These revelations raise many serious questions concerning Facebook’s polic

Six tech companies filing net neutrality lawsuit

Six technology companies including Kickstarter, Foursquare and Etsy have launched a lawsuit against the Federal Communications Commission in an effort to preserve network neutrality rules.

Democratic state attorneys general sue to preserve net neutrality rules

Twenty-two Democratic state attorneys general launched a lawsuit aimed at preserving network neutrality on Feb 20, the same day the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) published its rule striking the regulations in the Federal Register.