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Marking Up Newsom's 'Data Dividends' Proposal

Democrats on Capitol Hill say they are intrigued by a proposal from Gov. Gavin Newsom (D-CA) for users to “share in the wealth that is created from their data” — though they would like to hear more details. Gov.

Sen Sanders brings tech criticism to campaign trail

Sen Bernie Sanders (I-VT) wasted no time taking aim at e-commerce giant Amazon over its economic practices after announcing his 2020 presidential bid — marking an early campaign appearance for the senator's long-standing critiques of tech titans.

So Much for 'Senator Pai'

Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai, who has long attracted rumors about a potential run for political office, shot down speculation that he would seek the seat in his home state of Kansas that Sen.

Don't Hold Your Breath on Privacy

Senate Commerce Committee leaders signaled they do not expect to unveil a draft privacy bill along with the committee’s hearing on Feb. 27. “There won’t be any unveiling,” said Committee Chairman Roger Wicker (R-MS).

House Judiciary Antitrust Chairman Cicilline wants to modernize antitrust

A Q&A with House Judiciary Antitrust Subcommittee Chairman David Cicilline (D-RI). 

Next Step on Net Neutrality? Legislation

House Commerce Committee Chairman Frank Pallone (D-NJ) said this week's hearing on net neutrality won’t be the last — and a bill is forthcoming: “It’s going to be quickly followed after a couple hearings with legislation that would repeal the repe

Tech and 2020 Contenders

The Democratic senators running for president share a common feature: They’ve all received congressional campaign donations from the tech or telecom industries.

Lawmakers: Shutdown wearing on tech agencies

Lawmakers are voicing concern about how the partial government shutdown is slowing the work of key tech and telecom agencies. House Commerce Committee Chairman Frank Pallone (D-NJ) called a Jan.

On Pai Alert

Federal Communications Commission  Chairman Ajit Pai has long attracted rumors that he may run for political office one day. And despite committing to serving out his remaining two years as chair, recent retirement news from Sen.

Rifts Risk Democrats' Privacy Plans

House Democrats want to use the coming months to execute a bold tech agenda ahead of the 2020 presidential election, but they may need to make peace with each other first. While Democrats insist they bring a unified front to the issue of online pr