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Tech reporter @POLITICO covering the industry's biggest players in D.C. Pop music attackbot. Intolerable Philly sports fan. On fleek. Hay: tromm@politico.com.

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...

Rand Paul on Ferguson: Criminal justice reforms part of answer

politico.com — Sen. Rand Paul, a potential 2016 presidential contender, made a renewed call for reforming the criminal-justice system after a Ferguson grand jury opted not to indict Officer Darren Wilson in the shooting death of Michael Brown. Paul said in an interview he didn’t have “specific thoughts on the actual decision,” which was announced...

Uber’s PR stumble drives new privacy woes

politico.com — Uber is about to learn how to navigate the nation’s capital - the hard way. The ride-sharing app this week finds itself in the midst of a major public relations nightmare after BuzzFeed captured an Uber executive suggesting the company might conduct opposition research on journalists - not to mention a second incident in which an...

Uber CEO apologizes for exec’s ‘terrible’ comments

politico.com — Uber CEO Travis Kalanick apologized Tuesday after news broke that a company executive suggested the ride-service app might hire opposition researchers to dig up dirt on critical journalists. The controversy stemmed from comments made by Emil Michael, the company’s senior vice president for business, at a dinner first reported by Buzzfeed.

This week: The Senate's set to take up USA Freedom - Amash wants legislation to address DOJ's airplane surveillance - Issa's eyeing the IP subcommittee - the rest of #pii2014 - MPOLITICO Morning Tech - POLITICO.com

politico.com — THIS WEEK: USA FREEDOM IS ON THE CALENDAR - The Senate is set to vote on the next procedural step toward passing surveillance reform tomorrow, but the clock's ticking and there are still quite a few questions left to be answered - the first and most important of which is whether enough senators will get on board to move the bill along.

USA Freedom dreams dashed? - WSJ on secret cellphone spy program - The latest on Wheeler's net neutrality outreach - #pii2014: Privacy pitfalls offer new wins, and more from Palo Alto - MPOLITICO Morning Tech - POLITICO.com

politico.com — A BUMPY ROAD FOR USA FREEDOM ACT - Surveillance reform advocates' celebrations this week proved short-lived. After Senate Democrats signaled Wednesday they'd take the next procedural step to advance the USA Freedom Act, a few skeptical lawmakers surfaced Thursday, airing criticisms that threaten to scuttle the bill for good this year.

Net neutrality hits the fan - Surveillance reform inches along, and more from the Hill - Live from #pii2014: Ramirez on Internet of Things, data brokers - MPOLITICO Morning Tech - POLITICO.com

politico.com — A CHILLY WASHINGTON TURNS UP THE HEAT ON TECH - Congress came roaring back on Wednesday, as House Republicans slammed the Obama administration on net neutrality and Senate pols finally took the next step on surveillance reform and other priorities that had lingered before the lame-duck session.

House, Senate R’s take aim at net neutrality - Trade deal gives big boost to tech - Live from #pii2014 in Palo Alto

politico.com — FIRST LOOK: HOUSE, SENATE GOP TAKE AIM AT NET NEUTRALITY - Top congressional Republicans have a tough message for the Obama administration this morning: Don't subject broadband to utility-style regulation to advance strong net neutrality rules. Days after President Barack Obama publicly endorsed such an approach, Rep.
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Dec 19, 2014

eagles football or barack obama RT @NickGass: "Interesting stuff happens in the fourth quarter"

Dec 19, 2014

RT @ArsLaw: T-Mobile gives up fight over cramming fees, will pay $90M back to customers ars.to/16zz9lY by @JBrodkin

Dec 18, 2014

Scoop (I think): eBay is leaving ALEC, months after Google, others began to depart. More to come.

Dec 18, 2014

RT @christinedobby: Ottawa confirms AWS-3 spectrum auction set-aside for small carriers fw.to/0wFOGrT

Dec 18, 2014

RT @aaronwiener: DC Water's tests on Shaw/Logan water have come back positive for petroleum. Advisory still in effect.

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