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Tony Romm / Politico:
White House to work with tech companies to develop digital content to discredit extremist messages   —  Using social media to counter Al Qaeda, ISIL messaging  —  The White House plans to work closely with tech companies to counter groups like Al Qaeda and ISIL online …
Feb 22, 2015, 11:35 AMIn context
Tony Romm / Politico:
White House privacy bill empowers FTC to levy steep fines on privacy violators, strengthen oversight of data brokers   —  White House preps expansive online privacy bill  —  The White House is preparing to send a sweeping online privacy proposal to Congress that would restrict how companies …
Jan 29, 2015, 10:05 AMIn context
Tony Romm / Politico:
Apple execs brief Congress on new products to allay privacy and security concerns   —  Apple's health privacy pitch hits Hill  —  A week after Apple rolled out new products that track users' health and fitness, the company dispatched its executives to Capitol Hill to address emerging privacy and security concerns.
Sep 18, 2014, 12:50 AMIn context
Tony Romm / Politico:
Apple noted to the FTC in January that Google Play also allowed kids to make unauthorized in-app purchases   —  Apps and kids: Google may be next in FTC crosshairs  —  Apple leaped into action after the Federal Trade Commission cracked down on iPhone and iPad apps that let kids spend their parents' money without permission.
Jul 9, 2014, 11:25 AMIn context
Tony Romm / Politico:
Google extends lobbying operation to state, local politics as Fiber, Glass, car projects grow   —  Google's states of play  —  Google is a Washington powerhouse that shapes federal law, rewards congressional allies and boasts a new 54,000-square-foot office, just down the road from the U.S. Capitol.
Jun 23, 2014, 3:15 PMIn context
Tony Romm / Politico:
Tech companies embrace White House Correspondents' Dinner, showing increasing political savvy   —  Tech embraces D.C.'s ‘nerd prom’  —  Silicon Valley might profess a distaste for official Washington — but the tech industry sure is salivating over this year's White House Correspondents' Dinner.
May 1, 2014, 12:30 AMIn context
Tony Romm / Politico:
House Intel leaders unveil surveillance reforms   —  House Intelligence leaders on Tuesday unveiled a plan to curtail the NSA's ability to collect phone call data in bulk, but the effort differs from proposals from other top lawmakers and the White House.  —  Reps. Mike Rogers (R-Mich.) …
Mar 26, 2014, 11:55 AMIn context
Tony Romm / Politico:
Barack Obama to meet again with tech CEOs about NSA   —  President Barack Obama will huddle with “tech CEOs” on Friday to “continue his dialogue with them on the issues of privacy, technology, and intelligence,” according to a White House official.  —  The Obama administration declined …
Mar 21, 2014, 2:00 AMIn context
Tony Romm / Politico:
Comcast's PAC donated to campaigns of most Congress members regulating Time Warner Cable merger   —  Comcast spreads cash wide on Capitol Hill  —  There's little that tends to unite a leading liberal like Dick Durbin and a conservative firebrand like Ted Cruz.
Mar 10, 2014, 5:10 PMIn context
Tony Romm / Politico:
Tech's biggest players hire first NSA lobbyist   —  Apple, Google, Facebook and five other technology giants that have banded together in their calls for surveillance reform officially registered a Washington lobbyist on Thursday.  —  The new hire — tasked to represent a coalition that also includes AOL …
Feb 7, 2014, 1:30 AMIn context

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