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‘Sustained and ongoing’ disinformation assault targets 2020 Democratic presidential candidates

A wide-ranging disinformation campaign aimed at Democratic 2020 candidates is already underway on social media, with signs that foreign state actors are driving at least some of the activity.

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).

Commissioner O'Rielly Interested in New FCC Term

The next Federal Communications Commission commissioner’s term to expire belongs to Mike O’Rielly, and he said he would welcome another five-year term. “I’ve expressed an interest in potentially staying,” said Commissioner O'Rielly.

Sprint Withdraws From INCOMPAS

Sprint is withdrawing from tech and telecom trade group Incompas, of which Sprint is a founding member after Incompas publicly came out against the company’s proposed merger with T-Mobile.

House Judiciary Antitrust Chairman Cicilline wants to modernize antitrust

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

New FCC Commissioner Geoffrey Starks says digital divide, fighting robocalls among priorities

As a commissioner of the Federal Communications Commission, Geoffrey Starks said he hopes to make a leading priority of closing that digital divide — that is, the gulf between those with internet access and those without.

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