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FCC to Hold Workshop In Honor Of Older Americans Month

In recognition of Older Americans Month, the Federal Communications Commission’s Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau will host a workshop on May 22, 2014, in Washington, DC.

Rep Waxman Reports Independent Experts’ Concerns About Los Angeles Times Spinoff

Rep Henry Waxman (D-CA) sent a letter to Tribune Company President and CEO Peter Liguori to share the concerns of media and business experts on the Tribune Company’s proposed spinoff of its newspaper unit, which includes the Los Angeles Times.

Justice Department, Federal Trade Commission Issue Antitrust Policy Statement on Sharing Cybersecurity Information

The Department of Justice and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) issued a policy statement on the sharing of cybersecurity information that makes clear that properly designed cyber threat information sharing is not likely to raise antitrust concer

Chairman Rockefeller Statement on Cybersecurity Information Sharing Announcement

Chairman John (Jay) Rockefeller IV released the following statement after the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and Department of Justice (DOJ) announced that cybersecurity information can be shared with competitors without violating antitrust law.

Support in Principle for US-EU Trade Pact

The European Union and the United States are negotiating the most economically significant regional free trade agreement in history: the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP).

To Protect the Future of the Internet, Subcommittee Advances the DOTCOM Act

The Communications and Technology Subcommittee, chaired by Rep Greg Walden (R-OR), advanced H.R. 4342, the Domain Openness Through Continued Oversight Matters (DOTCOM) Act of 2014.

The New Digital Learning Playbook: Understanding the Spectrum of Students’ Activities and Aspirations

is the first in a two part series to document the key national findings from Speak Up 2013. Key Findings from the report include:

FTC Notifies Facebook, WhatsApp of Privacy Obligations in Light of Proposed Acquisition

The director of the Federal Trade Commission’s Bureau of Consumer Protection notified Facebook and WhatsApp about their obligations to protect the privacy of their users in light of Facebook’s proposed acquisition of WhatsApp.

FCC Chairman Wheeler Applauds DOJ Indictment of Three Men On Lifeline Fraud Charges

The Department of Justice charged three men with allegedly defrauding the FCC’s Lifeline program of approximately $32 million.

Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler issued this statement:

ITU Conference sets agenda for future ICT development

The Dubai Action Plan, adopted by the ITU World Telecommunication Development Conference, sets the agenda for telecommunication and information and communication technology development over the next four years.