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‘Nobody’s got to use the Internet’: Rep Sensenbrenner’s response to concerns about Web privacy

Rep James Sensenbrenner Jr. (R-WI) told a town hall attendee who was concerned about the elimination of online privacy protections that using the Internet is a choice — a statement that has since drawn criticism on social media.

Google and Facebook oppose managing the Internet. Except when they’re doing it.

[Commentary] Google and Facebook are facing new competition to their online business models after President Trump signed a bill putting Internet service providers on a path to being able to monetize online users the same way these technology giant

We are relying on China and Russia to tell us what Trump and Tillerson discussed with their leaders

A recent tweet from the Associated Press indicates it learned of a meeting between Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Russian President Vladimir Putin not from Tillerson's team but from Putin's.

Via Skype, the White House opens press briefings to Trump-friendly non-reporters

Using Skype, the video-call app, the White House has extended the daily question-and-answer sessions for the first time to people in far-flung locales.

FBI obtained FISA warrant to monitor Trump adviser Carter Page

The FBI obtained a secret court order in 2016 to monitor the communications of an adviser to presidential candidate Donald Trump, part of an investigation into possible links between Russia and the campaign, law enforcement and other US officials

The US government has withdrawn its request ordering Twitter to identify a Trump critic

The legal battle between Twitter and the US government ended April 7, after the Department of Homeland Security withdrew its demand that the tech company release information to identify an account holder whose tweets are critical of President Dona

Democratic Sens block Gorsuch consideration, paving way for Senate rules change

Democratic Sens successfully blocked Judge Neil Gorsuch’s confirmation to the US Supreme Court from advancing in the US Senate on April 6, sparking a bitter clash with Republicans over how the chamber confirms high court nominees.

The FCC’s broadband privacy regulations are gone. But don’t forget about the Wiretap Act.

President Donald Trump recently signed a congressional resolution completing the repeal of broadband privacy rules announced by the Obama-era Federal Communications Commission.

Comcast is going to start selling wireless phone service

Comcast leapt into the cutthroat market for cellphone service by unveiling Xfinity Mobile, a move that other cable companies are expected to follow as consumers' rising Internet consumption increasingly pits providers of home and mobile broadband

The traditional think tank is withering. In its place? Bankers and consultants.

[Commentary] Anybody who works in Washington knows that think tanks play an important role in advising the government on policy.