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Senior Technology Reporter, Politico Pro — Politico
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Broadcasters Wary Of State, Fed Ad Tax Push

tvnewscheck.com — Lawmakers and officials struggling with poor finances in North Carolina, Illinois, Pennsylvania and California are eyeing a tax on advertising as a way to help solve state budget crunches. At the federal level, lawmakers are looking at limiting the advertising tax deduction as part of broader federal tax reform.

Skeptical Crowd For Wheeler’s Auction Pitch

tvnewscheck.com — Stepping out from behind the podium in a symbolic gesture of breaking down barriers with a tough audience, FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler used his NAB Show keynote speech to return to now-familiar themes to convince broadcasters that the auction was a “once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.” He addressed some of the broadcasters’ questions, but not all of them, leaving the biggest concerns about the auction at home in Washington.

FCC’s Sheriff Explains His Modus Operandi

tvnewscheck.com — ldquo;I think about prevention, and not just enforcement,” says FCC Enforcement Bureau Chief Travis LeBlanc. He argues that his approach should be better for the industry. “We’re moving faster, we’re not holding up renewals - there’s certainty. It’s a much better world than it was a few years ago.”

FCC To Examine Verizon's Supercookies

mediapost.com — The Federal Communications Commission will examine Verizon's use of supercookies for potential privacy violations. Verizon Wireless came under fire earlier this year from privacy advocates for using a tracking technology known as "supercookies" or "zombie cookies."

FTC sees privacy threats in the 'Internet of Things'

politico.com — As consumers buy up fitness trackers, Internet-connected thermostats and even Web-enabled cars and toothbrushes, the Federal Trade Commission has a message: It’s watching. The agency is warning that as millions of new smart devices make people’s daily lives more convenient, they’re also collecting reams of personal information that...

Barack Obama presses privacy, data breach agenda post-Sony

politico.com — Taking advantage of growing consumer fears about identity theft and data breaches in the wake of the high-profile Sony hack, President Barack Obama on Monday rolled out a slew of cybersecurity and privacy initiatives, previewing proposals he’ll make in his Jan. 20 State of the Union address.

Geeky trade deal could boost global tech

politico.com — It could be the best thing to happen to tech geeks around the world in years. Video game consoles, GPS devices, loudspeakers, medical devices and even printer ink cartridges look likely to gain more access to international markets as a result of breakthrough between the U.S.
Nov 12, 2014

USA & China agree to expand @WTO IT Agreement: politico.com/story/2014/11/… Would lower tariffs on many tech products globally.

Political prediction market puts money in play

politico.com — There’s nothing a politician loves more than a poll. Now throw in some political wagering with cold, hard cash. That is the concept behind PredictIt, an online political stock market that the operators say will go live Friday after clearing regulatory hurdles and receiving a no-action letter from the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, which...

Mark Zuckerberg donates $25M to CDC for Ebola

politico.com — Mark Zuckerberg is getting into the fight against Ebola. The Facebook CEO and his wife, Priscilla, are donating $25 million to the Centers for Disease Control Foundation to help fight the outbreak, he said Tuesday. In a post on his Facebook page, Zuckerberg noted that Ebola has infected 8,400 people so far, with projections that it could infect one...
Oct 14, 2014

#Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg & his wife are donating $25 million to the @CDCgov to help fight the #Ebola outbreak politico.com/story/2014/10/…

Oct 14, 2014

RT @politico: .@Facebook's Zuckerberg donates $25M for Ebola politi.co/1sCAcck

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Getting There: A&E CEO Nancy Dubuc

politico.com — Few have ascended to the top of their profession as fast as Nancy Dubuc. In the space of one year, she was promoted twice at A&E Networks, the second time to head up the entire company. Under Dubuc’s leadership, A&E has transformed a sleepy collection of niche cable channels like History, A&E and Lifetime into a home for reality shows...
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Nov 24, 2015

RT @ErikWemple: Politico's Mike Allen promised very positive coverage of Chelsea Clinton: gawker.com/emails-show-po…

Nov 24, 2015

Justice Department Probing Comcast’s Role in ‘Spot’ Cable Ad Sales Market on.wsj.com/1TcPuQd via @WSJ

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