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Reps could make public some of the Russia-backed ads that appeared on Facebook before the 2016 election

Rep Adam Schiff (D-CA), who is probing Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election, wants Facebook to release at least some of the controversial political ads purchased by Kremlin-backed sources.

Facebook’s Russia-Linked Ads Came in Many Disguises

The Russians who posed as Americans on Facebook in 2016 tried on quite an array of disguises. There was “Defend the 2nd,” a Facebook page for gun-rights supporters, festooned with firearms and tough rhetoric.

FBI doesn't have to say who unlocked San Bernardino shooter's iPhone, judge rules

The FBI does not have to reveal the identity of a vendor that helped it unlock the iPhone of one of the shooters in the 2015 San Bernardino terror attack, or the price it paid for the vendor’s services, a federal judge ruled.

T-Mobile agrees to stop claiming its network is faster than Verizon’s

T-Mobile USA has agreed to stop claiming its 4G LTE network is faster than Verizon Wireless', after the advertising industry's self-regulation body agreed with Verizon that T-Mobile's claim was unsupported.

Newsmax's Ruddy Meets With Pai Over Sinclair Merger

Newsmax CEO Chris Ruddy met with Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai to urge the FCC not to rush a decision on the $3.9 billion merger of Sinclair Broadcasting and Tribune Media, saying to do so gave the impression of impropriety.

Comcast to lead doubling of consumer broadband pricing, analyst says

US cable operators, led by the biggest one of all, Comcast, are about to make a lot more on residential and business broadband.

In Appalachia, a public broadband project hits snags

Kentucky's plan to build one of the country's largest publicly owned broadband networks was touted as a cornerstone of the effort to save the Appalachian economy by bringing high-speed internet to some of the poorest counties in America.

A New Pro-Trump Super PAC Takes Aim at the Republican Establishment

A group of pro-Trump media figures are launching a super PAC aimed at making an impact in the 2018 midterms.

Smart911: Where it’s spreading, and why first responders want you to join

Alexandria (VA) is the latest locality in the DC area to join Smart911, a system that allows users to create a safety profile that first responders see when responding to calls for help.

Rep Lieu demands to know if DHS will collect his social media history, too

Rep Ted Lieu (D-CA) is a naturalized American citizen, having emigrated from Taiwan as a young child.