New York Times

UK Delays Review of 21st Century Fox Deal for Sky

Location:
Ofcom, 2a Southwark Bridge Road Riverside House, London, SE1 9HA, United Kingdom
Recommendation:
3

Britain postponed on its regulatory review of 21st Century Fox’s proposal to take full control of the British satellite television giant Sky until after the country’s general election in June.

Daily Report: Silicon Valley Losing Ground in Washington

Location:
Federal Communications Commission (FCC), 445 12th Street SW, Washington, DC, 20554, United States
Recommendation:
3

Remember when federal regulators made rules that seemed tailored to benefit the technology industry? Not anymore.

California Today: Weighing a Response on Internet Privacy

Location:
California State Legislature, 1315 10th St, Sacramento, CA, 95814, United States
Recommendation:
3

Assemblyman Ed Chau, a Democrat who heads the Privacy and Consumer Protection Committee, said he was holding meetings on steps the CA Legislature could take to safeguard personal information.

Chairman Pai Moves to Roll Back Telecom Rules

Location:
Federal Communications Commission (FCC), 445 12th Street SW, Washington, DC, 20554, United States
Recommendation:
3

Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai is taking the next steps to unwind Obama-era rules and other regulatory efforts that had restricted the abilities of telecommunication companies and broadcasters.

Bill O’Reilly Is Forced Out at Fox News

Location:
FOX News Channel, 1211 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY, 10036, United States
Recommendation:
3

Bill O’Reilly has been forced out of his position as a prime-time host on Fox News, the company said on April 19, after the disclosure of multiple settlements involving sexual harassment allegations against him.

Steve Ballmer Serves Up a Fascinating Data Trove

Recommendation:
2

Former Microsoft chief executive Steven Ballmer sought to “figure out what the government really does with the money. What really happens?” He plans to make public a database and a report that he and a small army of economists, professors and other professionals have been assembling as part of a stealth start-up over the last three years called USAFacts. The database is perhaps the first nonpartisan effort to create a fully integrated look at revenue and spending across federal, state and local governments.

How YouTube’s Shifting Algorithms Hurt Independent Media

Location:
YouTube, 901 Cherry Ave, San Bruno, CA, 94066, United States
Recommendation:
3

Since its 2005 debut with the slogan “Broadcast Yourself,” YouTube has positioned itself as a place where any people with camera phones can make a career of their creativity and thrive free of the grip of corporate media gatekeepers. But in order to share in the advertising wealth a user base of more than a billion can provide, independent producers must satisfy the demands of YouTube’s unfeeling, opaque and shifting algorithms.

President Donald Trump’s Multi-Pronged Attack on the Internet

Location:
Harvard Law School, 1585 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA, 02138, United States
Recommendation:
2

Comcast, Charter (now Spectrum), Verizon, CenturyLink and AT&T account for over 80 percent of wired subscriptions and have almost total power in their territories. According to the Federal Communications Commission, nearly 75 percent of Americans have at most one choice for high-speed data. It’s about to get worse.

The Regulatory Wrecking Ball

Location:
New York Times, 620 Eighth Avenue, New York, NY, 10018, United States
Recommendation:
1

For all of President Trump’s boasts that he is a man of action, he is likely to close out his first 100 days with no major legislation to his credit. That may actually be for the best. And yet, even without a big win, President Trump has done significant damage with smaller-bore measures, whose cumulative impact will be felt for a very long time.

President Trump Removes Stephen Bannon From National Security Council Post

Location:
The White House, 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, DC, 20500, United States
Recommendation:
3

President Donald Trump removed Stephen Bannon, his chief strategist, from the National Security Council’s cabinet-level “principals committee.” The shift was orchestrated by Lt. Gen. H. R. McMaster, Trump’s national security adviser, who insisted on purging a political adviser from the Situation Room where decisions about war and peace are made.

At FCC, Obama-Era Rules on Chopping Block

Location:
Federal Communications Commission (FCC), 445 12th Street SW, Washington, DC, 20554, United States
Recommendation:
3

When Congress voted to overturn internet privacy rules in March, the swift action by Republican lawmakers sent a clear message: They were just getting started. The next target is network neutrality, which is the guarantee that all internet content is equally accessible.

Stanley McChrystal: Save PBS. It Makes Us Safer.

Location:
McChrystal Group, 333 N Fairfax St, Alexandria , VA, 22314, United States
Recommendation:
3

like to say that leadership is a choice. As our leaders in Washington confront tough decisions about our budget priorities, I urge them to continue federal funding for public broadcasting. Public broadcasting makes our nation smarter, stronger and, yes, safer. It’s a small public investment that pays huge dividends for Americans. And it shouldn’t be pitted against spending more on improving our military. That’s a false choice.

The Online Ad Industry Is Undergoing Self-Reflection. That’s Good News.

Location:
USA, United States
Recommendation:
3

On the one hand, there are some clear problems with how programmatic ads are placed. The industry is rife with complexity.

President Trump Completes Repeal of Online Privacy Protections From Obama Era

Location:
The White House, 1600 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, DC, 20500, United States
Recommendation:
3

President Donald Trump signed a congressional resolution to complete the overturning of internet privacy protections created by the Federal Communications Commission during the Obama Administration.

Fox News and Roger Ailes Hit With New Sexual Harassment Suit

Location:
FOX News Channel, 1211 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY, 10036, United States
Recommendation:
3

Nearly nine months after Roger Ailes was ousted from his position as chairman of Fox News Channel, another woman has come forward with allegations of sexual harassment against him and the network.

Net Neutrality Is Trump’s Next Target, Administration Says

Location:
The White House, 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, DC, 20500, United States
Recommendation:
3

The Trump administration said March 30 that its next move to roll back the regulation of broadband internet service companies would be to jettison the Obama Administration’s network neutrality rules, which were intended to safeguard free expression online.

Can President Trump Change Libel Laws?

Location:
USA, United States
Recommendation:
3

Can the president change libel laws? No.

2 White House Officials Helped Give Nunes Intelligence Reports

Location:
The White House, 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, DC, 20500, United States
Recommendation:
3

A pair of White House officials played a role in providing House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes (R-CA) with the intelligence reports that showed that President Donald Trump and his associates were incidentally swept up in foreign surveillance by American spy agencies.

US Music Sales Generated $7.7 Billion in 2016, Majority from Streaming

Location:
Recording Industry Association of America, Washington, DC, United States
Recommendation:
3

For the last year or so, the music industry has been buzzing with optimism that its fortunes have finally begun to turn around after more than a decade of digital disruption and plunging sales.

Congress Moves to Overturn Obama-Era Online Privacy Rules

Location:
US Capitol, East Capitol Street, NE and 1st Street, NE, DC, 20515, United States
Recommendation:
5

Congress completed its overturning of the nation’s strongest internet privacy protections for individuals in a victory for telecommunications companies, which can track and sell a customer’s online information with greater ease. In a 215-to-205 vote largely along party lines, House Republicans moved to dismantle rules created by the Federal Communications Commission in October.

Republicans Attack Internet Privacy

Location:
New York Times, 620 Eighth Avenue, New York, NY, 10018, United States
Recommendation:
2

Republicans just made clear how little they care about protecting the privacy of Americans by letting companies like Verizon and Comcast sell advertisers the internet browsing histories and other personal data of their customers without getting permission. The move could bolster the profits of the telecommunications industry by billions of dollars.

How the Republicans Sold Your Privacy to Internet Providers

Location:
US Capitol, East Capitol Street, NE and 1st Street, NE, DC, 20515, United States
Recommendation:
2

While most people were focused on the latest news from the House Intelligence Committee, the House quietly voted to undo rules that keep internet service providers — the companies like Comcast, Verizon and Charter that you pay for online access — from selling your personal information.

Don’t Fight Their Lies With Lies of Your Own

Location:
USA, United States
Recommendation:
2

The 2016 election was unimaginable, and the particulars of Russian meddling deserve further scrutiny. But we seem to have fallen into a trap: The unimaginable, happening out in the open day after day, not only continues to dull our defenses but also creates a need to see a conspiracy big enough, a secret terrible enough to explain how this can be happening to our country.

Roger Wilkins, Champion of Civil Rights

Location:
Kensington , MD, United States
Recommendation:
3

Roger Wilkins, who championed civil rights for black Americans for five decades as an official in the Kennedy and Johnson administrations, a foundation executive, a journalist, an author and a university professor, died in Kensington (MD). He was 85.

President Trump Appoints One of His Lawyers to Review Mergers

Location:
Department of Justice, 950 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Washington, DC, 20530-0001, United States
Recommendation:
3

President Donald Trump named Makan Delrahim, a former government antitrust enforcer and corporate lobbyist, to lead the Justice Department’s review of mergers and acquisitions.

Push for Internet Privacy Rules Moves to Statehouses

Location:
Springfield , IL, United States
Recommendation:
2

Now that Republicans are in charge, the federal government is poised to roll back regulations limiting access to consumers’ online data. States have other ideas.

Amid Leaks, Recalling an Epic Battle Over Press Freedom in Nixon Era

Location:
The White House, 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, DC, 20500, United States
Recommendation:
1

Leaked information — its uses and abuses — lies at the heart of the current episode of Retro Report, a series of essays and video documentaries that study major news stories of the past and how they influence events today.

Congress Moves to Strike Internet Privacy Rules From Obama Era

Location:
US Capitol, East Capitol Street, NE and 1st Street, NE, DC, 20515, United States
Recommendation:
3

Republican lawmakers moved to dismantle landmark internet privacy protections for individuals, the first decisive strike against telecommunications and technology regulations created during the Obama administration and a harbinger for more deregulation to come.

Chairman Nunes Puts Credibility of House Panel He Leads in Doubt

Location:
House Committee on Intelligence, Washington, DC, 20515, United States
Recommendation:
2

Rep Devin Nunes (R-CA), the chairman of a House panel investigating Russian interference in the presidential election, may have dealt his own inquiry a fatal blow.

China Bets on Sensitive US Start-Ups, Worrying the Pentagon

Location:
Pentagon, Washington, DC, 20301-1400, United States
Recommendation:
3

Chinese firms have become significant investors in American start-ups working on cutting-edge technologies with potential military applications. The start-ups include companies that make rocket engines for spacecraft, sensors for autonomous navy ships, and printers that make flexible screens that could be used in fighter-plane cockpits. Many of the Chinese firms are owned by state-owned companies or have connections to Chinese leaders. The deals are ringing alarm bells in Washington.