Tech policy reporter for @NYTimes @NYTimesBusiness. West Coaster in DC. Reach me at cecilia.kang@nytimes.com

Net Neutrality Again Puts F.C.C. General Counsel at Center Stage

nytimes.com — WASHINGTON - Every day for one month last fall, Jonathan Sallet, the general counsel at the Federal Communications Commission, sneaked into a small, windowless office at the agency, its location undisclosed except to senior staff. From 6 a.m.
Feb 07, 2016

This made me smile --> Mr. Sallet "keeps a keyboard and guitar" in his office. nytimes.com/2016/02/08/tec…

Feb 08, 2016

RT @puiwingtam: Meet Jonathan Sallet, the F.C.C. General Counsel at the center of issues like net neutrality. nyti.ms/23RLxXQ via @ceciliakang

Feb 08, 2016

"I did nothing for one month but prepare." The @NYTimes profiles FCC General Counsel Jonathan Sallet: nyti.ms/23RLxXQ

Feb 08, 2016

RT @JohnHendel: "I did nothing for one month but prepare." The @NYTimes profiles FCC General Counsel Jonathan Sallet: nyti.ms/23RLxXQ

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F.C.C. Proposes Changes in Cable Set-Top Box Market

nytimes.com — WASHINGTON - The cable set-top box, long a scourge of consumers and a moneymaker for cable companies, appears set for a makeover. The Federal Communications Commission on Wednesday announced a proposal allowing cable and satellite subscribers to pick the devices they use to watch programming.
Jan 27, 2016

TV Set-Top Boxes, The Scourge of Consumers, Set for a Major Makeover By The F.C.C.: nyti.ms/1OPMUP3

Jan 27, 2016

F.C.C. Proposes Changes in Cable Set-Top Box Market nyti.ms/1PERGSN

Jan 27, 2016

RT @ceciliakang: TV Set-Top Boxes, The Scourge of Consumers, Set for a Major Makeover By The F.C.C.: nyti.ms/1OPMUP3

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Drone Lobbying Heats Up on Capitol Hill

bits.blogs.nytimes.com — WASHINGTON - The last time Congress weighed in on rules for nonmilitary drones, in 2012, the flying machines were hardly a hit with consumers. And companies said little about using them for commercial purposes. Now Congress is set to make a stand again.
Jan 24, 2016

Congress Takes up Drones sparking a Lobbying Blitz on the Hill: nyti.ms/1Ukk7nb via @nytimesbits

Jan 25, 2016

Why no lobbyists for poor? Now we got these-- Drone Lobbying Heats Up on Capitol Hill bits.blogs.nytimes.com/2016/01/24/dro…

Jan 25, 2016

Drone Lobbying Heats Up on Capitol Hill nyti.ms/1Ukk7nb via @nytimesbits. Good reason to create new rules iq.intel.com/100-dancing-dr…

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Airbnb takes its case to U.S. mayors conference - The Santa Fe New Mexican: News

santafenewmexican.com — WASHINGTON - Chris Lehane, Airbnb's head of global policy, appeared Thursday before hundreds of U.S. mayors with an enticing pitch: Team up with us to collect millions of dollars in taxes for you.

Airbnb takes its case to U.S. mayors’ conference

seattletimes.com — The heated battle between Airbnb, the popular room-sharing app, and the hotel industry is playing out in city halls across the country - and at this week's mayors' conference in Washington, D.C. Share story WASHINGTON - Chris Lehane, Airbnb's head of global policy, appeared Thursday before hundreds of U.S.

Cable Acquisitions by Charter Communications Face Rising Opposition

nytimes.com — Comcast's failed $45 billion merger with Time Warner Cable collapsed last year under pressure from regulators, who found that the combined company would have had both the power and incentive to inhibit the future of streaming video.
Jan 22, 2016

Cable Acquisitions by Charter Communications Face Rising Opposition - NYTimes.com mobile.nytimes.com/2016/01/22/bus…

Jan 22, 2016

"If Comcast’s deal for Time Warner Cable was a Category 5 hurricane, Charter-Time Warner is a Category 4." ☔☔☔☔ nyti.ms/1OAI73M

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Airbnb Takes Its Case to U.S. Mayors Conference

nytimes.com — WASHINGTON - Chris Lehane, Airbnb's head of global policy, will appear Thursday before hundreds of American mayors with an enticing pitch: team up with us to collect millions of dollars in taxes for you. On Wednesday, the head of the hotel industry's lobbying group spoke to the same audience with a very different message: Airbnb isn't a good partner; it is breaking your city laws.
Jan 21, 2016

RT @nytimesbusiness: Airbnb's pitch to mayors: Team up with us, and we'll collect millions of $$ in taxes for you nyti.ms/23gNz3w

Jan 21, 2016

Airbnb Takes Its Case to U.S. Mayors Conference nyti.ms/1UdVZ5y | Airbnb basically says "Tax us," but some towns still don't want it

Jan 21, 2016

RT @nytimesbusiness: Airbnb's pitch to mayors: Team up with us, and we'll collect millions of dollars in taxes for you nyti.ms/23gNz3w

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Google Picks Former Obama Adviser to Lead Global Public Policy

bits.blogs.nytimes.com — Google, facing increased scrutiny from European regulators, has hired a former senior adviser to President Obama to lead its global public policy team. Caroline Atkinson, who left her position as a White House deputy national security adviser last month, will join Google in March and be based in Washington.
Jan 12, 2016

Another Obama adviser heads to Silicon Valley as Caroline Atkinson, recently departed nat sec adviser, joins Google nyti.ms/1TTsk1u

Jan 12, 2016

In Another Pass Through the Revolving Door, Google Picks Former Obama Adviser to Lead Global Policy, nyti.ms/1TTsk1u @nytimesbits

Jan 12, 2016

RT @ceciliakang: In Another Pass Through the Revolving Door, Google Picks Former Obama Adviser to Lead Global Policy, nyti.ms/1TTsk1u @nytimesbits

Jan 13, 2016

Google Picks Former Obama Adviser to Lead Global Public Policy nyti.ms/1RB5NJi

Jan 13, 2016

RT @robaeprice: Google Picks Former Obama Adviser to Lead Global Public Policy nyti.ms/1RB5NJi

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Obama shifts online strategy on Islamic State, appeals to tech execs

mercedsunstar.com — The Obama administration on Friday announced a wide-ranging overhaul of its efforts to respond to online propaganda from the Islamic State after months of acknowledgments that it had largely failed in its attempts to counter extremist recruitment and exhortations to violence on social media.

White House Officials to Meet With Tech Leaders on Thwarting Terrorists

nytimes.com — WASHINGTON - Top Obama administration officials have flown out to Silicon Valley and will meet Friday with technology executives to try to persuade them to do more to stop terrorists from using their platforms to recruit followers and incite violence, according to executives and officials involved.
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Feb 10, 2016

In a Win for Google, N.H.T.S.A. Blurs the Line Between Human and Computer Drivers nyti.ms/23XBU9X

Feb 10, 2016

Ta-Nehisi Coates is voting Sanders. How big of a problem is this for Clinton? wpo.st/hhaA1

Feb 10, 2016

Provocative idea: Maybe Twitter should go private, scale by ambitions says @fmanjoo nyti.ms/20pHj5e

Feb 10, 2016

What's @Jack done? huge list but "change is not coming fast enough" Twitter User Growth Comes to a Halt nyti.ms/1Xjo25n @mikeisaac

Feb 10, 2016

Zuckerberg finds @Pmarca comments on india "deeply upsetting": facebook.com/zuck?fref=ts

Feb 10, 2016

RT @MikeIsaac: this is important. EXCLUDING SMS fast followers Twitter MAUs are down, not flat, quarter over quarter.

Feb 10, 2016

RT @petereavis: Facebook Rejects Marc Andreessen Comments on India, and He Apologizes nyti.ms/23XB0KG

Feb 10, 2016

RT @JBoorstin: Twitter shares fall as monthly active users SHRINK from Q3 to Q4, now 305M, excluding SMS fast followers. $TWTR

Feb 10, 2016

Fiorina and Christie thought bubbles: Phew, the VP audition is over


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