David McCabe

High-stakes battles engulf FCC

Policy battles that have been mounting for months are poised to engulf the Federal Communications Commission in the final months of the Obama Administration.

First round of buyer bidding in spectrum sale doesn't hit target

Bidding concluded late in the day on Aug 30 in the first round of a historic spectrum sale to wireless providers and other buyers without regulators reaching their target for the sale.

Court rejects challenge to aspect of FCC's spectrum sale

A federal court ruled against a challenge to part of the Federal Communications Commission’s ongoing process of reassigning valuable wireless spectrum to mobile providers.

Privacy groups file complaint over WhatsApp data sharing

The Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC) and the Center for Digital Democracy filed a federal complaint over WhatsApp’s decision to share consumer data with parent company Facebook.

AT&T’s Jim Cicconi to retire

AT&T’s top policy executive is leaving the company. Jim Cicconi will retire at the end of September from the company where he’s worked for more than a decade.

Facebook to limit ad blockers

Facebook said that it would start displaying advertisements to users who have an ad blocker installed on their desktop browsers.

Republicans see fresh chance to overhaul telecom law

Republicans believe they are finally close to overhauling a landmark law that has been a cornerstone of tech and telecom regulation for decades.

Clinton aide: Distracting Trump 'personally' with social media is a victory

Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton’s top digital operative said that she sees it as a victory if they can use content online to "personally" distract GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump.

Democratic Reps Probe Niantic on Pokémon Go Data Usage

Democratic Reps asked the the company that makes hit game "Pokemon Go" what they were doing to make sure players don’t run up high mobile data charges using the application.

Google: Requests for data rose in second half of 2015

Google said that global government requests for its user data had risen in the second half of 2015 to an all-time high.