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Julian Hattem / The Hill:
House votes to allow cellphone ‘unlocking’   —  The House on Friday passed legislation allowing people to “unlock” their cellphones and switch from one carrier to another, sending the bill to the president's desk.  —  The bill won unanimous support in the lower chamber and has been widely backed …
Jul 25, 2014, 2:05 PMIn context
Ramsey Cox / The Hill:
Senate passes bill to allow ‘unlocking’ cell phones   —  The Senate passed a bill Tuesday that would allow consumers to “unlock” their cell phone in order to switch providers once their contract is up.  —  Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) introduced S. 517, the Unlocking Consumer Choice …
Jul 16, 2014, 12:45 PMIn context
Julian Hattem / The Hill:
Federal privacy watchdog finds NSA programs targeting foreigners are effective, legal and show “no trace” of “illegitimate activity”   —  Privacy board backs NSA's foreign spying  —  A federal privacy watchdog is largely putting its support behind a major pillar …
Jul 1, 2014, 10:55 PMIn context
Kate Tummarello / The Hill:
NSA reform legislation ‘watered down’?   —  Privacy advocates that have pushed for legislation to reform U.S. government surveillance are backing away from a House bill that they say has been “watered-down” as it heads to the floor.  —  Though the original bill intended to end sweeping surveillance programs …
May 20, 2014, 6:35 PMIn context
Kate Tummarello / The Hill:
FCC chair to hold May 15 vote on proposed net neutrality changes, despite calls for a delay   —  FCC chief forges ahead with ‘fast lanes’ vote  —  Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler will hold a vote next week on his proposal to allow Internet “fast lanes,” despite calls to delay it.
May 9, 2014, 6:10 PMIn context
Justin Sink / The Hill:
Obama meets with CEOs of Facebook, Netflix, Dropbox, Box, and others over spy reforms   —  Obama's move to relieve snooping fears  —  President Obama and senior administration officials huddled with top technology executives Friday to discuss progress on the president's proposed reforms …
Mar 21, 2014, 8:15 PMIn context
Pete Kasperowicz / The Hill:
Cell phone freedom bill passes House   —  Legislation aimed at letting people use their cell phones with any mobile carrier they wish was narrowly approved by the House today, after several Democrats opposed the bill due to a last minute change in the text.  —  House Republicans called …
Feb 25, 2014, 8:05 PMIn context
Megan R. Wilson / TheHill:
Twitter quietly joins The Internet Association to ramp up their lobbying presence in DC   —  Twitter's quiet power play  —  Without fanfare, Twitter has upped its lobbying presence in Washington by joining The Internet Association.  —  The company's name was quietly slipped this week …
Feb 8, 2014, 12:45 AMIn context
Justin Sink / TheHill:
Obama to unveil NSA reforms on Jan. 17   —  President Obama will unveil his proposed reforms to the nation's surveillance programs in a speech next Friday, Jan. 17, the White House announced.  —  “He will be remaking remarks to discuss the outcomes of the work that has been done in the review process …
Jan 10, 2014, 2:35 PMIn context
Kate Tummarello / TheHill:
Snapchat hires lobbyists for the first time   —  The social network Snapchat has hired lobbyists in Washington for the first time.  —  Snapchat — which allows users to send photos and videos that disappear after a certain amount of time — has hired the powerhouse K Street firm Heather Podesta + Partners …
Jan 6, 2014, 2:40 PMIn context

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