Senate Democrats fight FCC plan to lower America’s broadband standards

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Spread the loveTweet reader comments 59 Share this story Senate Democrats are fighting a Federal Communications Commission proposal that could lower America’s broadband standards by redefining what counts as broadband Internet access.…


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From Apple to Y Combinator—tech sector denounces new “Dreamers” plan

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Spread the loveTweet Enlarge / WASHINGTON—US Attorney General Jeff Sessions speaks on immigration at the Justice Department September 5, 2017 in Washington, DC. Sessions announced that the Trump Administration is…


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No straight answer on encryption from Europe’s incoming digital chief

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Spread the loveTweet Mariya Gabriel, who is currently the EC’s commissioner-designate for the digital economy and society portfolio, was fielding questions from the European Parliament today, as part of the…


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Techdirt’s Mike Masnick says lawsuit has already had a chilling effect on his site

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Spread the loveTweet Techdirt is currently embroiled in a legal battle with Shiva Ayyadurai, a man who claims to have invented email. But regardless of the outcome, founder and CEO…


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Where to watch the James Comey testimony online and on TV

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Spread the loveTweet Former FBI Director James Comey is set to give testimony in front of the Senate Intelligence Committee regarding his relationship with Trump during the Russia/Mike Flynn investigation.…


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We want to limit use of e2e encryption, confirms UK minister

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Spread the loveTweet The UK government has once again amped up its attacks on tech platforms’ use of end-to-end encryption, and called for International co-operation to regulate the Internet so…


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US approves social media background checks for visa applicants

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Spread the loveTweet The U.S. is buttressing its paperwork walls with new requirements for social media disclosures as part of revised visa applications. Reported by Reuters earlier today, the decision…


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Venture investors blast US decision to withdraw from Paris Climate Accord

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Spread the loveTweet Joining an overwhelming chorus that includes most Americans, several major businesses in the U.S. and much of the global community, several investors have come out swinging against…


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Foursquare data shows international tourism to the U.S. is down

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Spread the loveTweet International tourism to the U.S. is down, according to Foursquare location data. Using data from 13 million users (who have opted in to always-on location trails), Foursquare…


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Stae helps cities take advantage of their data

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Spread the loveTweet Stae wants to help local governments collect, manage and process data about their infrastructure. The company just raised $1.5 million from Story Ventures, Fontinalis Partners and Samsung…


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