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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
Brendan Sasso / TheHill:
White House considers civilian for NSA chief   —  White House is considering whether to name a civilian to lead the National Security Agency for the first time ever.  —  No decision has been made yet, but officials have drafted a list of possible civilian candidates for the post …
Nov 9, 2013, 6:20 PMIn context
Brendan Sasso / Hillicon Valley:
Senate confirms Wheeler to lead FCC   —  The Senate unanimously confirmed Tom Wheeler, an investor and former industry lobbyist, to be chairman of the Federal Communications Commission Tuesday.  —  The vote was delayed for two weeks by Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), who expressed concern about Wheeler's views on political disclosure rules.
Oct 29, 2013, 9:30 PMIn context
Dweaver / TheHill:
Lawmakers propose USA Freedom Act to curb NSA's powers   —  Dozens of lawmakers from both parties introduced legislation Tuesday to rein in the National Security Agency's spying powers.  —  The USA Freedom Act, which has 16 co-sponsors in the Senate and more than 70 in the House …
Oct 29, 2013, 2:45 PMIn context
Brendan Sasso / Hillicon Valley:
Court: NSA can continue sweeping phone data collection (Video)   —  The Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court has granted the National Security Agency (NSA) permission to continue its collection of records on all U.S. phone calls.  —  The Office of the Director of National Intelligence announced …
Oct 12, 2013, 12:15 AMIn context
Brendan Sasso / Hillicon Valley:
FCC proposes to fine 5 wireless carriers $14 million for cheating Lifeline program   —  FCC moves to fine ‘Obamaphone’ companies $14 million  —  The Federal Communications Commission on Monday proposed more than $14.4 million in fines for five companies that allegedly defrauded a federal phone subsidy program for the poor.
Oct 2, 2013, 10:10 AMIn context
Kate Tummarello / Hillicon Valley:
Tech groups want more from Goodlatte on patent reform   —  Groups of tech companies applauded House Judiciary Chairman Bob Goodlate (R-Va.) on his second patent reform discussion draft, released earlier this week, but said the lawmaker could be doing more.  —  The draft should require companies suing …
Sep 26, 2013, 11:55 PMIn context

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