Ali Breland

Chairman Wheeler trades shots with Sen Ron Johnson

Outgoing Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler and Sen Ron Johnson (R-WI) traded barbs Dec 15 in the wake of Chairman Wheeler’s announcement that he would step down.

Facebook unveils new features to fight fake news

Facebook is rolling out new features to combat fake news on its platform, including flagging disputed stories, following a wave of criticism at the social media giant.

Ahead of Trump meeting, tech leaders prioritize civil liberties

A coalition of tech entrepreneurs and investors called for a “safeguarding of civil liberties”, ahead of a meeting with President-elect Donald Trump.

Lawmakers mull US role in AI technology

Lawmakers and experts voiced concerns Nov 30 about America’s future as a leader in artificial intelligence technology.

Tech groups reach out to President-elect Trump for infrastructure boost

More than a dozen tech groups extended an olive branch to President-elect Donald Trump, penning a joint letter to the President-elect congratulating him on his win and offering recommendations for working with the tech sector.

President-elect Trump taps another net neutrality critic for FCC transition

President-elect Donald Trump is tapping another critic of network neutrality to help with the transition at the Federal Communications Commission. The Trump transition team announced that Roslyn Layton will join the FCC landing team.

Internet Archive putting database in Canada to keep it from President-elect Trump

The Internet Archive, a nonprofit that saves copies of old web pages, is creating a backup of its database in Canada, in response to the election of Donald Trump.

Google, ACLU call to delay government hacking rule

A coalition of 26 organizations, including the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and Google, signed a letter asking lawmakers to delay a measure that would expand the government’s hacking authority.

Sen Markey Slams GOP's Request to Chairman Wheeler

Sen Edward Markey (D-MA) blasted GOP calls for Federal Communication Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler to avoid action on “controversial items" until the new administration.

Black lawmakers press Facebook on ads that exclude users by race

Members of the Congressional Black Caucus are pressing Facebook to change an advertising feature that allows advertisers to exclude certain racial groups.