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Tony Romm / Washington Post:
FTC announces 15+ public hearings in US cities, starting September, to gauge how academics and web users think US government should address digital challenges   —  The Trump administration's privacy, competition and consumer protection cops plan to embark on a cross-country listening tour …
Jun 20, 2018, 11:30 AMIn context
Tony Romm / Washington Post:
Interview with FCC chairman Ajit Pai, who says FTC will weed out anti-competitive conduct moving forward, as US' net neutrality rules officially come to an end   —  Two pivotal developments this week could dramatically expand the power and footprint of major telecom companies …
Jun 10, 2018, 9:20 PMIn context
Tony Romm / Washington Post:
The EU has emerged as a powerful regulator of Silicon Valley, stepping in where Washington has failed or been unwilling to limit influential US tech companies   —  Europe implemented a sweeping overhaul of digital privacy laws on Friday that has reshaped how technology companies handle customer data …
May 28, 2018, 2:15 PMIn context
Washington Post:
The White House will host a summit on AI on Thursday, convening executives from Amazon, Facebook, Google, Intel, and 34 other major US companies   —  The White House on Thursday plans to convene executives from Amazon, Facebook, Google, Intel and 34 other major U.S. companies as it seeks …
May 8, 2018, 9:40 AMIn context
Tony Romm / Washington Post:
FTC settlements that allow tech giants to choose third parties for privacy assessments spare the agency resources but may lead to conflicts of interest   —  Facebook's mishandling of its users' personal information prompted stiff penalties from the U.S. government in 2011 …
Apr 24, 2018, 2:05 PMIn context
Washington Post:
Ex-FTC officials describe issues FTC may look at in the investigation of Facebook's possible violations of 2011 consent decree, which could lead to huge fines   —  Facebook's disclosure this week that its search tools were used to collect data on most of its 2.2 billion users …
Apr 8, 2018, 8:30 PMIn context
Tony Romm / Washington Post:
Mark Zuckerberg to testify before House Energy and Commerce Committee on April 11, first of three potential hearings in Congress, about Facebook's data privacy   —  Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg will testify before a key House committee next week, the panel said Wednesday …
Apr 4, 2018, 8:40 AMIn context
Tony Romm / Washington Post:
Senate Judiciary Committee chairman invites top Facebook, Google, and Twitter execs to an April 10 hearing on the “future of data privacy and social media”   —  A panel of Senate lawmakers aims to grill the top executives of Facebook, Google and Twitter next month …
Mar 26, 2018, 3:25 PMIn context
Tony Romm / Washington Post:
Leaders of House Energy and Commerce Committee ask Mark Zuckerberg to testify before the committee on an as-yet undetermined date   —  Congressional lawmakers have formally requested that Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg testify at an upcoming hearing in response to reports …
Mar 22, 2018, 12:44 PMIn context
Washington Post:
Two former FTC officials say Facebook may have violated 2011 privacy consent decree as US and UK politicians demand more information from Zuckerberg personally   —  Two former federal officials who crafted the landmark consent decree governing how Facebook handles user privacy say the company …
Mar 18, 2018, 1:15 PMIn context

Sponsor Posts

Microsoft:
Winning hackathon project now helping millions read and write  —  Teacher Merlyne Graves used to spend hours recording for her students who struggled with reading.  Not any more.
IBM:
IBM will give $200,000 to a team that can come up with a solution for natural disaster preparedness  —  Call for Code, The initiative for developers to use their mastery of the latest technologies, to build solutions that can change the world.
eero:
Another day, another cyber security threat. eero keeps your network protected.  —  VPNFilter is the latest router-based malware and is estimated to affect over 500,000 consumer routers.
Zoho:
Planned maintenance of our US Data Center: July 7th, 2018 - 7:30 PM to 10:30 PM PST  —  We have planned a network infrastructure upgrade on our primary data center in the USA on July 7th, 2018 from 7:30 PM to 10:30 PM PST.