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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.

GOP has knives out for net neutrality

politico.com — Republicans are trying to transform the Federal Communications Commission’s net neutrality rules into the same sort of drawn-out controversy as Benghazi and Obamacare - providing a new springboard for sustained political attacks on the White House. GOP lawmakers have floated the theory that the Obama administration secretly directed the...

States sink teeth into Comcast deal

politico.com — For Comcast, the future of its $45 billion bid to buy Time Warner Cable hinges on more than just the federal government’s green light. The telecom giant is rushing to battle back states like California and New York, where powerful public utility commissions appear likely to flex their regulatory muscle and attach a raft of conditions to the merger...

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.
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Mar 27, 2015

RT @mkraju: Reid expected to stay as leader through the current Congress, meaning leadership race will occur Nov 2016 politico.com/story/2015/03/…

Mar 26, 2015

RT @edbaig: Silicon Valley gender gap is widening usat.ly/1Ce6Bd0 via @usatoday

Mar 26, 2015

there's a giddiness on the part of some to place themselves at the center of spectacle; the irony is how distant from it they truly are

Mar 26, 2015

yea, building collapse voyeurism isn't at all upsetting, not at all; it's periscope that matters, not people. duh.

Mar 26, 2015

RT @zpower: if you haven't read it yet, our piece on amazon warehouse worker non-competes is pretty crazy: theverge.com/2015/3/26/8280…

Mar 26, 2015

RT @clairecm: Tech cos respond to pressure over employees earning way better $ & benefits than contract janitors or cooks on campus http://…

Mar 26, 2015

oh RT @ceodonovan: our brains have to accept our avatars as people says Abrash #f8

Mar 26, 2015

@jguynn all of these tweets concern me dearly, hahaha.

Mar 26, 2015

Anyone reading a ton into the Thune-Nelson replacement is being super premature about it...

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