Tech policy reporter for @NYTimes @NYTimesBusiness. West Coaster in DC. Reach me at cecilia.kang@nytimes.com

Amazon Expands Drone Testing in Britain

nytimes.com — WASHINGTON - Amazon has partnered with the British government to significantly expand drone testing, a move that could allow the devices to deliver packages to British homes far earlier than in the United States.

Microsoft Wins Appeal on Overseas Data Searches

nytimes.com — Microsoft has won an appeal in a closely watched legal case that tests the limits of law enforcement's ability to obtain data stored outside of the United States. On Thursday, the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit reversed a lower court's ruling that Microsoft must turn over email communications for a suspect in a narcotics case stored in a Microsoft data center in Dublin.

F.A.A. Issues Commercial Drone Rules

nytimes.com — WASHINGTON - The federal government on Tuesday made it much easier for companies to use drones for a variety of tasks, including aerial photography and emergency response. The Federal Aviation Administration 's first-time commercial drone rules allow a broad range of businesses to use drones under 55 pounds, but with several restrictions: The drones must be operated by a pilot who has passed a written test and is at least 16 years old.

A Conversation With Cablevision’s New Owner

nytimes.com — WASHINGTON - The European telecom operator Altice completed its $17.7 billion deal for Cablevision on Tuesday, its second major acquisition in a year and a step toward its goal of becoming a leading cable and broadband internet provider in the United States.

Court backs rules treating internet as utility, not luxury - The Santa Fe New Mexican: News

santafenewmexican.com — WASHINGTON - High-speed internet service can be defined as a utility, a federal court has ruled in a sweeping decision clearing the way for more rigorous policing of broadband providers and greater protections for web users.

Federal court backs rules treating internet as a utility, not a luxury

adn.com — Nation-World Author: Cecilia Kang, The New York Times Updated: 8 minutes ago Published 8 minutes ago WASHINGTON - High-speed internet service can be defined as a utility, a federal court has ruled in a sweeping decision clearing the way for more rigorous policing of broadband providers and greater protections for web users.

Folha de S.Paulo

www1.folha.uol.com.br — Mandel Ngan/AFP Tom Wheeler, presidente do conselho da FCC, agência que regula mercado de comunicações nos EUA CECILIA KANG DO "NEW YORK TIMES" O acesso de alta velocidade à internet pode ser definido como serviço básico, decidiu um tribunal federal dos Estados Unidos, o que pode abrir caminho a um policiamento mais rigoroso dos provedores de acesso em banda larga e maior proteção aos usuários da Web.

Court Backs Rules Treating Internet as Utility, Not Luxury

nytimes.com — "Over the past two decades, this content has transformed nearly every aspect of our lives, from profound actions like choosing a leader, building a career, and falling in love to more quotidian ones like hailing a cab and watching a movie," wrote David Tatel and Sri Srinivasan, the judges who wrote the opinion.

Cable Industry Mobilizes Lobbying Army to Block F.C.C. Moves

nytimes.com — "The policy blows we are weathering are not modest regulatory corrections," Michael K. Powell, president of the N.C.T.A., said in a speech last month. "They have been thundering, tectonic shifts." The cable companies' frustration has been compounded by concerns that the F.C.C. proposals punish them but reward tech companies like Google.
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Jul 29, 2016

New NetNeutrality appeal is en banc request (full panel judges). Prolly won't win, but gets more opinions to take to SCOTUS. Long road ahead

Jul 28, 2016

Omg is she gonna mention broadband access. She's getting soooo close.

Jul 28, 2016

That was second cutaway to Ted Danson and I'm still unsure who he's gonna bring to team Hillary

Jul 28, 2016

Science ... Woah she goes there. What next? Math?


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