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I'm not the prettiest senior tech reporter @POLITICO you've ever seen, but I have my moments, I have my moments. Philly fan. Say hay: tromm@politico.com.

Net neutrality: A lobbying bonanza

politico.com — Whether you view net neutrality rules as a government takeover of the Internet or the only way to save the Web from corporate meddling, one thing is certain: The issue has been a boon to Washington lobbyists, lawyers and activists - and they’re poised to continue cashing in for years to come.

Using social media to counter Al Qaeda, ISIL messaging

politico.com — The White House plans to work closely with tech companies to counter groups like Al Qaeda and ISIL online, part of a new campaign unveiled Wednesday to counter “violent extremist messaging.” Under the new initiatives, the U.S. government will organize “technology camps” alongside social media companies, which will “work...

Net neutrality debate: Far from over

politico.com — FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler’s much-anticipated net neutrality rules are barreling toward a final vote later this month - but they’re almost guaranteed to become immediately mired in legal challenges. Telecom giants are deeply uneasy about Wheeler’s plan to regulate broadband like a utility, and they’re widely expected to...

White House preps expansive online privacy bill

politico.com — The White House is preparing to send a sweeping online privacy proposal to Congress that would restrict how companies like Google and Facebook handle consumer data while greatly expanding the power of the Federal Trade Commission to police abuses - ideas that are likely to incite strong opposition in Congress.

Golden chance for tech in California race

politico.com — For the well-heeled tech moguls of Silicon Valley, the race for California’s first open Senate seat in decades is shaping up to be a political gold rush. The announced departure of Sen. Barbara Boxer in 2016 offers the industry - a fast-evolving player in politics - a rare chance to cultivate a powerful new ally, someone who can push...

Tech giants get deeper into D.C. influence game

politico.com — Apple, Amazon and Facebook shelled out record amounts to influence Washington; Google posted one of its biggest lobbying years ever; and a slew of new tech companies dipped their toes into politics for the first time in 2014 - a sign of the industry’s deepening effort to shape policymaking in D.C.

#CES2015: Drones aplenty, but hurdles remain - Google talks Comm Act - Back in D.C., Thune on net neutrality, local choice

politico.com — CES 2015 : MANY DRONES AT CES HAVE WINGS CLIPPED - My final dispatch from Las Vegas: "The 2015 International CES is teeming with drones built to monitor traffic, police the border, deliver packages and even take selfies of their operators from afar.

Live from #CES2015: Wheeler sparks net neutrality debate (and blowback) in Vegas and beyond - IoT: New tech, privacy and security fears

politico.com — CES2015: WHEELER POURS GAS ON NET NEUTRALITY FIRE - FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler has offered his clearest roadmap to date on net neutrality: He's circulating a proposal among commissioners by Feb. 5, holding vote on Feb. 26 and pretty much backing utility regulation of broadband. No surprises here for anyone following this fight.

FCC’s Tom Wheeler in step with Barack Obama on net neutrality

politico.com — LAS VEGAS - FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler offered his strongest endorsement to date of tough net neutrality rules, aligning himself with President Barack Obama’s vision for an open Internet. Speaking here at the 2015 International CES tech trade show, Wheeler repeatedly hinted he favors reclassification of broadband as a public utility, which...

From #2015CES and beyond, net neutrality fight resurfaces - And: Drones and the law, plus a new safety push

politico.com — AS THE NET NEUTRALITY WORLD TURNS - All eyes today are on FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler, who takes the stage at the 2015 International CES in Las Vegas for a fireside chat sure to focus at least in part on net neutrality.
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Mar 02, 2015

RT @khart: .@FCC staff is working to finalize & release #OpenInternet order as soon as possible. A primer on the process here: http://t.co/…

Mar 02, 2015

RT @davidjoachim: Hillary Clinton's aides are distributing talking points to rebut claims re: Clinton Foundation nyti.ms/1Dxpd5q @maggieNYT

Mar 02, 2015

RT @taosecurity: DNI Clapper @CFR_org "very confident" of attribution for SPE hack to DPRK. No hesitation when asked by @FranTownsend pic.twitter.com/cdyZUCGS10

Mar 02, 2015

RT @mlcalderone: Savannah Guthrie anchoring NBC Nightly News tonight as Lester Holt out with family medical emergency.

Mar 02, 2015

"Mr. Wheeler’s [net neutrality] sales pitch here has included a dinner on Sunday held by the Spanish king" bits.blogs.nytimes.com/2015/03/02/aft…

Mar 02, 2015

why are grumpy cat parody accounts following me on twitter today...

Mar 02, 2015

RT @WIRED: How this hand-cracked music box translates embroidery patterns into tunes wrd.cm/1BPMOU8 pic.twitter.com/nW1xCjbFZ9

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