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I am the dance commander and senior technology reporter @POLITICO, covering the industry's biggest players in Washington. On fleek. Say hay: tromm@politico.com.

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.

Live from #CES2015: Samsung on IoT; FTC’s Ramirez to talk privacy, security - More on what the new Congress means for tech - Changes in FCC, Commerce rosters - Buzz: Verizon-AOL talking? - MPOLITICO Morning Tech - POLITICO.com

politico.com — CES2015: SAMSUNG SETS STAGE WITH BIG IoT PUSH - Sensor-enabled kitchen appliances, adaptive smart televisions and Web-connected cars are the talk of the 2015 International CES, now well underway here in Las Vegas.

Net neutrality to dominate D.C.’s tech agenda

politico.com — For the White House, a major win on net neutrality might come at a cost - scuttling everything else on Washington’s tech and telecom agenda next year. The Federal Communications Commission is racing to write rules that require Internet service providers to treat all Web traffic equally, and many expect the agency will follow President Barack...

With immigration, privacy ahead, Microsoft CEO reaches out to Hill

politico.com — Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella this week plans to blitz Capitol Hill, meeting with House and Senate Republicans who are set to play key roles in upcoming immigration, privacy and patent reform fights that matter most to the tech giant. Nadella will connect Tuesday with House GOP leadership and other select members of the conference, according to Rep....

Telecoms bet on congressional rookies

politico.com — AT&T, Comcast and Verizon have donated heavily to incoming members of Congress, cultivating early relationships with the next generation of lawmakers and surpassing the efforts of Internet companies like Google and Facebook, which are just beginning to up their game in Washington. With the help of their well-stocked political action committees,...

GOP's tech hurdle: They don't always get it

politico.com — Republican presidential prospects like Ted Cruz, Rand Paul and Marco Rubio have tapped the tech industry’s fat wallets and mined its big-data expertise - but these 2016 hopefuls couldn’t be further from Silicon Valley when it comes to policy. A series of major divides - from the fate of net neutrality to the future of surveillance...
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Jan 26, 2015

RT @dseetharaman: U.S. spies on millions of cars, as the DEA uses license-plate readers to build a database. on.wsj.com/1uUiO6M via @WSJ

Jan 26, 2015

RT @StevenJCrowley: "Claims about the boom in satellite internet schemes, in order of apparent implausibility" qz.com/330537/claims-…

Jan 26, 2015

RT @AP: MORE: Argentine president calls for dissolution, reform of intelligence service after prosecutor's death: apne.ws/1wymgOa

Jan 26, 2015

RT @jdawsey1: Good Lord. The governor of Indiana is creating a "state-run" news outlet to compete against newspapers, TV stations. indystar.com/story/news/201…

Jan 26, 2015

Tech targets Calif. Senate race; AG Harris long ago began raising cash from Apple, Airbnb, Yahoo folks. Me: politicopro.com/story/tech/?id…

Jan 26, 2015

RT @toddbishop: Microsoft reports $26.5B in revenue, up 8%, as IRS audit cuts into profits geekwire.com/2015/live-micr… via @GeekWire

Jan 26, 2015

RT @tackettdc: The Koch network’s 2016 spending goal: $889 million politico.com/story/2015/01/… via @POLITICO

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