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FCC Chairman Ajit Pai Announces Staff Appointments

Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai announced two new staff appointments to the Office of the Chairman. Nathan Leamer is now serving as the Chairman’s Policy Advisor, and Carlos Minnix is serving as a Staff Assistant.

Ranking Digital Rights Partners with Consumer Reports to Set Standards for Privacy and Security

Consumer Reports is launching a new initiative to develop a digital standard to measure the privacy and security of products, apps, and services with the goal of helping companies prioritize consumers’ data security and privacy needs.

FCC Grants Emergency Waiver to Help Protect Jewish Community Centers

The Federal Communications Commission issued an emergency temporary waiver to Jewish Community Centers and telecommunications carriers that serve them to allow these entities and law enforcement agencies to access the caller-ID information of thre

Over 80 Free Speech, Press Groups Call President’s Attacks on the Media a Threat to Democracy

The National Coalition Against Censorship and the American Society of News Editors (ASNE), along with more than 80 other organizations committed to the First Amendment right of freedom of speech and the press, are condemning efforts by the Trump a

Online Businesses Could Do More to Protect their Reputations and Prevent Consumers from Phishing Schemes

In a study released March 3, the Federal Trade Commission’s Office of Technology Research and Investigation (OTech) reports that most major online businesses are using proper email authentication technology to prevent phishing e-mails, but few of

FCC Announces Tentative Agenda For March 2017 Open Meeting

Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai announced that the following items are tentatively on the agenda for the March Open Commission Meeting scheduled for Thursday, March 23, 2017.

FCC Moves To Ensure Consumers Have Uniform Online Privacy Protection

The Federal Communications Commission issued a temporary stay of a data security regulation that would have subjected Internet service providers (ISPs) to a different standard than that applied to other companies in the Internet ecosystem by the

WH Memo: For the Heads of Departments and Agencies

This memorandum and the attachment provide an overview of the Executive branch's formal legislative coordination and clearance process.

FCC Furthers Cooperation With Telecom Regulatory Authority Of India

Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai and Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) Chairman R.S. Sharma signed a Letter of Intent (LOI) for cooperation between the two agencies.

USDA Helps Expand Broadband Service in Rural Illinois and Oklahoma

Acting Deputy Under Secretary for Rural Development Roger Glendenning announced that the US Department of Agricutlure is awarding $19.3 million in loans to provide broadband in rural portions of Illinois and Oklahoma.