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Tony Romm

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Senior Technology Reporter — POLITICO

Senior tech reporter and unofficial snake person correspondent @POLITICO. Cantankerous Philadelphian. Send me stuff:

Trump sides with Cruz on ICANN transition — TRUMP SAYS 'ICANN' BACK TED -The Republican nominee and Sen. Ted Cruz disagree on a lot of things ( Cleveland, anyone?), but this time around, they're on the same side in the intensifying debate over the October 1 ICANN transition.

Tony Romm - POLITICO — Tony Romm is a senior technology reporter for POLITICO Pro. He closely covers the intersection of Silicon Valley and Washington, D.C., tracking how top tech and telecom companies lobby in the nation's capital - from the ways the industry donates to its regulators, to the sector's activities to shape state and federal debates on privacy, cybersecurity, net neutrality and more.

Airbnb's strategy to win state battles — INSIDE AIRBNB'S STRATEGY IN THE STATES - Reporting from his new home in NYC, Tony takes a look this morning at Airbnb's use of the Communications Decency Act to battle local regulations - and win some tech allies along the way.

Hearing double-header on USPTO oversight, ticket bots — USPTO UNDER THE MICROSCOPE -Today's House Judiciary subcommittee oversight hearing will cut to the heart of USPTO's function while focusing on the agency's recent troubles - from questions surrounding its handling of patent litigation and trolls to the IG report that called out "time and attendance fraud."

ICANN fight intensifies ahead of Cruz-called hearing — ICANN FIGHT GETS EVEN FIERCER -Asthe political back-and-forth over the ICANN transition intensifies, the Senate Judiciary oversight subcommittee hearing on Tuesday, called by its chairman, Sen. Ted Cruz, is shaping up to be a clash between Republican lawmakers and NTIA and ICANN representatives. Events on Thursday helped set the stage - and crank up the volume.

The White House grapples with the rise of A.I. — HEADS UP TO OUR FUTURE ROBOT OVERLORDS -"The White House plans to release a policy roadmap for the fast-growing field of artificial intelligence this fall, laying out its vision for potential regulation of an industry that encompasses everything from smartphones that talk back to their owners to cars that drive themselves to supercomputers that sift through reams of data to predict the spread of disease," Tony reports this morning.

Watching for tax talk at Apple's announcement — IPHONE REVEAL: WATCHING FOR HEADPHONE JACKS AND IRISH TAX -It seems like another decade, but it was only this past March that Apple was locked in a legal war with the FBI, as the government sought special ability to crack a password-protected iPhone tied to the San Bernardino attacks.

Margrethe Vestager to hit Apple with record tax bill Tuesday — The European Commission is expected to hit Apple with a massive tax bill on Tuesday, alleging the iPhone maker struck a deal with Ireland that amounted to illegal state aid, according to two people familiar with the plans.

Twitter suspends 235,000 in online extremism crackdown — In its latest crackdown on tweets that promote terrorism, Twitter suspended 235,000 accounts between February and August, the company announced Thursday. That brings the total number of terrorism-related suspensions to 360,000 since the middle of last year, Twitter said.

Clinton’s innovation squad coming together — CLINTON'S 'GOVERNMENT INNOVATION' SQUAD -We're learning more about the team of tech policy advisers assembling around the Clinton campaign - this time when it comes to those responsible for chewing over things like open government data and the U.S. Digital Service's future.
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Sep 20, 2016

RT @JuliaAngwin: My latest investigation: Amazon’s algorithm substantially favors Amazon and the sellers it charges for services.

Sep 20, 2016

round of applause for everyone who followed our story without credit lol

Sep 20, 2016

RT @cmarinucci: It's @NancyPelosi's CASH DASH -- a "bicoastal swing" to fill the @DCCC coffers, in @POLITICO CA Playbook

Sep 20, 2016

RT @postmetrogirl: Area buildings evacuated as suspicious package being reported at Pennsylvania Ave and 12th streets. Roads closed.

Sep 20, 2016

@atsneed starting right now you'll be strong (tbh had to look this up)

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