David McCabe

Privacy groups file complaint over WhatsApp data sharing

The Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC) and the Center for Digital Democracy filed a federal complaint over WhatsApp’s decision to share consumer data with parent company Facebook.

AT&T’s Jim Cicconi to retire

AT&T’s top policy executive is leaving the company. Jim Cicconi will retire at the end of September from the company where he’s worked for more than a decade.

Facebook to limit ad blockers

Facebook said that it would start displaying advertisements to users who have an ad blocker installed on their desktop browsers.

Republicans see fresh chance to overhaul telecom law

Republicans believe they are finally close to overhauling a landmark law that has been a cornerstone of tech and telecom regulation for decades.

Clinton aide: Distracting Trump 'personally' with social media is a victory

Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton’s top digital operative said that she sees it as a victory if they can use content online to "personally" distract GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump.

Democratic Reps Probe Niantic on Pokémon Go Data Usage

Democratic Reps asked the the company that makes hit game "Pokemon Go" what they were doing to make sure players don’t run up high mobile data charges using the application.

Google: Requests for data rose in second half of 2015

Google said that global government requests for its user data had risen in the second half of 2015 to an all-time high.

Convention puts GOP tech to the test

The team behind the Republican National Convention has spent more than a year building their technology infrastructure for the big event. Now that work is being put to the test, as the convention kicks off in Cleveland (OH).

Spotify vs. Apple comes to Washington

The escalating fight between Spotify and Apple is turning heads in Washington. Spotify, a Swedish service, blasted Apple for rejecting an updated version of its popular streaming app in the online store used by iPhone users.

Senate Commerce Committee Chairman Thune puts heat on FCC Chairman Wheeler over press leaks

Senate Commerce Committee Chairman John Thune (R-SD) took to the floor to amplify his questions about whether Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler authorized a March leak about the commission’s activities.