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Ellen Nakashima / Washington Post:
FBI director: Tech companies should be required to make devices wiretap-friendly   —  FBI Director James B. Comey on Thursday called for the law to be changed to require technology companies to provide investigators with a way to gain access to encrypted communications, warning that without reform …
Oct 18, 2014, 5:20 AMIn context
Nancy Scola / Washington Post:
Obama nominates ex-Google lawyer Michelle Lee to head US patent office in a victory for Silicon Valley   —  Obama nominates former Google exec to lead U.S. Patent Office  —  The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office in Alexandria in 2011.  (Alex Brandon/AP)  —  Michelle K. Lee …
Oct 17, 2014, 10:30 AMIn context
Brian Fung / Washington Post:
HBO's taking on Netflix like never before.  But now they'll share the same headaches, too.   —  HBO is finally caving to consumer pressure and will be offering its streaming service, HBO Go, as a standalone subscription next year.  This is a huge deal for cord-cutters, people …
Oct 15, 2014, 10:30 PMIn context
Brian Fung / Washington Post:
Aereo to the FCC: Let us join the cable companies we tried to replace   —  Aereo's service uses thousands of tiny antennas to help it stay within the bounds of copyright law.  (Aereo)  —  It's been weeks since we last heard from Aereo, the shuttered streaming video service that lost big at the Supreme Court this summer.
Oct 14, 2014, 1:35 PMIn context
Caitlin Dewey / Washington Post:
Piper Jaffray study finds Facebook use among teens down from 72% in spring to 45% in fall 2014   —  Teens are officially over Facebook  —  Since children are the future, and no one over 21 really knows what they find “cool” (do the kids even say cool these days...?), researchers have devoted many …
Oct 9, 2014, 12:20 AMIn context
Ellen Nakashima / Washington Post:
Twitter sues U.S. government over limits on ability to disclose surveillance orders   —  Twitter, the world's largest microblogging platform, on Tuesday sued the U.S. government, alleging that the Justice Department's restrictions on what the company can say publicly about the government's …
Oct 7, 2014, 2:30 PMIn context
Hayley Tsukayama / Washington Post:
Facebook names Joel Kaplan VP of Global Policy, as Marne Levin moves to Instagram as COO   —  Facebook taps D.C. office head to manage global policy  —  Facebook's D.C. office head, Joel Kaplan, will become the company's global VP of public policy.  (Photo by: Eric Thayer/Reuters)
Oct 7, 2014, 6:35 AMIn context
Matthew Wisnioski / Washington Post:
Walter Isaacon's “The Innovators” is the most accessible, comprehensive history of the digital age   —  Book review: ‘The Innovators,’ on the digital revolution, by Walter Isaacson  —  In the Industrial Revolution's wake, aspiring entrepreneurs combed through a landmark biography of inventors for the secrets to success.
Oct 5, 2014, 6:05 PMIn context
Craig Timberg / Washington Post:
Holder urges tech companies to leave device backdoors open for police   —  Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. said on Tuesday that new forms of encryption capable of locking law enforcement officials out of popular electronic devices imperil investigations of kidnappers and sexual predators, putting children at increased risk.
Sep 30, 2014, 10:40 PMIn context
Brian Fung / Washington Post:
The FAA is letting Hollywood use drones — and more exemptions are on the way.   —  The Federal Aviation Administration has taken a big step forward on drones: It's now allowing some filmmakers to operate robotic flying cameras on commercial movie and TV sets.
Sep 25, 2014, 6:50 PMIn context

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