Ali Breland

Google, ACLU call to delay government hacking rule

A coalition of 26 organizations, including the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and Google, signed a letter asking lawmakers to delay a measure that would expand the government’s hacking authority.

Sen Markey Slams GOP's Request to Chairman Wheeler

Sen Edward Markey (D-MA) blasted GOP calls for Federal Communication Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler to avoid action on “controversial items" until the new administration.

Black lawmakers press Facebook on ads that exclude users by race

Members of the Congressional Black Caucus are pressing Facebook to change an advertising feature that allows advertisers to exclude certain racial groups.

Tech groups file court brief opposing internet transition suit

Fourteen organizations filed a court brief voicing opposition to a lawsuit intended to block the transition of internet domain oversight from the US to an international governing body.

Sen Thune blasts FCC Chairman Wheeler on secrecy

Senate Commerce Committee Chairman John Thune (R-SD) is calling on Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler to release the FCC’s latest proposal on rules for pay-television set-top boxes.

Four state attorneys general sue to stop Internet transition

Republican attorneys general in four states are filing a lawsuit to block the transfer of Internet domain systems oversight from the US to an international governing body.

Democratic Sens Slam Yahoo CEO Over Delay in Acknowledging Hack

Six Democratic Senators are blasting Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer, saying the delay in reporting a high-profile security breach is "unacceptable." “We are even more disturbed that user information was first compromised in 2014, yet the company only ann

Google backs Internet transition plan

Google is throwing its support behind the Obama Administration's controversial plans to hand over management of the Internet domain name system.

Lawmakers announce blockchain technology caucus

Lawmakers announced the creation of a caucus focused on blockchain technologies like Bitcoin. “The blockchain has boundless potential," Rep Jared Polis (D-CO) said in a statement detailing the new Congressional Blockchain Caucus.

Sen Cruz fights Internet domain name handover in hearing

Escalating tensions between Senate Republicans and the National Telecommunications & Information Administration (NTIA) came to a head at a hearing on transferring management of the Internet domain name system.