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Roles of FTC, FCC Are Front and Center in Privacy Debate

The Federal Communications Commission’s proposed privacy rules for Internet service providers have ruffled the feathers in the tech industry since the agency passed the proposal in March.

ICANN -- A Regulator in Need of Antitrust Oversight

[Commentary] The pending transition of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) away from US government oversight has involved in-depth discussion about how to maintain an open Internet free from government control.

Rosenworcel Nomination Caught Up in End-Game Chess Match

A tangled mess of two stalled telecommunication bills and the pending nomination of a well-liked tech regulator won’t be resolved until a lame-duck session of Congress, if at all, a top Senate Republican said.

The GOP’s Plan to Keep Control of Internet Naming

Senate Commerce Committee Chairman John Thune (R-SD) said he “expects” language that would halt the transition of an Internet governing body away from US government control to make it into the upcoming continuing resolution (CR) to fund the federa

House Communications Subcommittee Advances Two Telecom Bills

House Communications Subcommittee approved two measures: one aimed at improving call reliability in rural areas and another that would make it illegal for anyone outside the country to fake their caller identification information when texting some

Rep Greg Walden Wants to Chair House Commerce Committee

National Republican Congressional Committee Chairman Greg Walden (R-OR) would like to be the next chairman of the House Commerce Committee if the GOP maintains its House majority in the next Congress.

Chairman Thune Hints at One Way to ‘Free Up’ FCC Commissioner Rosenworcel Nomination

Senate Commerce Committee Chairman John Thune (R-SD) suggested that the political tug-of-war over the confirmation of Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel of the Federal Communications Commission could be smoothed over if FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler agre

Chairman Wheeler Promises FCC Vote on Business Data Services in 2016

Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler said his agency will vote on new rules on business data services “by the end of the year.” “Action on this issue is a long time coming, but that time has arrived,” Chairman Wheeler told an aud

Sen Cruz Schedules Hearing to Examine Internet Governance Transition

Sen Ted Cruz (R-TX) scheduled a hearing for the week of Sept 12 to discuss the US government’s plan to transition its control of the Internet domain’s naming system to a private nonprofit organization.

House Oversight Chairman Previews New Report on Federal ‘Stingrays’

House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform Chairman Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) said that his panel will soon issue a report on the federal government’s use of simulated cell phone towers, also known as “stingrays.” “You’d be shocked — shocked —