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American Library Association applauds ruling in two civil liberties cases

The US Supreme Court unanimously upheld the Fourth Amendment when they ruled in David Leon Riley v. State of California and United States v.

FTC Approves Final Orders Settling Charges of US-EU Safe Harbor Violations Against 14 Companies

After a public comment period, the Federal Trade Commission has approved final orders that settle charges against 14 companies for falsely claiming to participate in the international privacy framework known as the US-EU Safe Harbor.

New Initiative Launched to Increase Latino Inclusion in News Coverage

The National Hispanic Media Coalition (NHMC) has launched the Latino Experts Program, funded by the WK Kellogg Foundation and created to increase the visibility of Latino experts in local news coverage.

Andrew Woelfling Appointed Deputy Director of the FCC’s Office of Legislative Affairs

Andrew Woelfling, a top aide to Rep John Dingell (D-MI), has been appointed as Deputy Director of the Federal Communications Commission’s Office of Legislative Affairs (OLA).

His appointment becomes effective on June 30.

56 Percent of US Millennial Tablet Owners Use Their Device in Conjunction with TV Viewing

Tablets, especially for younger owners, are an extension of the TV viewing experience.

Rep Walden Responds to Latest E-Rate Reform Proposal

House Communications and Technology Subcommittee Chairman Greg Walden (R-OR) responded to Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler’s latest proposal regarding the Universal Service Fund’s Schools and Library and Program, expressing h

FCC Announces Tentative Agenda for July Open Meeting

Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler announced that the following items will be on the tentative agenda for the next open meeting scheduled for July 11, 2014:

Joint Statement from the Office of the Director of National Intelligence and the Department of Justice on the Declassification of Renewal of Collection Under Section 501 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act

The Justice Department and the Office of the Director of National Intelligence released the following joint statement: Consistent with the President’s March proposal, in May, the House of Representatives passed H.R.

FCC Chairman Wheeler Proposes Landmark E-Rate Modernization

Chairman Tom Wheeler circulated an E-Rate Modernization proposal to his fellow Commissioners to revitalize the E-Rate program for the world of personalized learning.

FCC Plans $34.9 Million Fine Against Chinese Online Retailer Of Signal Jamming Devices

The Federal Communications Commission plans to issue the largest fine in its history against CTS Technology, Limited, a Chinese electronics manufacturer and online retailer, for allegedly marketing 285 models of signal jamming devices to US consum