Government and Policy

  • FCC approves strong net neutrality rules

    FCC approves strong net neutrality rules

    The Federal Communications Commission on Thursday approved new net neutrality rules.

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  • Introducing Amazon’s new face: Jay Carney

    Introducing Amazon’s new face: Jay Carney

    His name has been floated for the top communications jobs at Apple and Uber. But now Jay Carney is heading to Amazon to be its new senior vice president of […]

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  • FCC to vote on net neutrality

    FCC to vote on net neutrality

    The Federal Communications Commission is slated Thursday to approve strong new rules to guarantee net neutrality.

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  • The Twitter icon on an iPhone in October 2013. (Laura A. Oda/Bay Area News Group)

    Twitter CEO on keeping Twitter civil

    In an interview with the New York Times’ Farhad Manjoo, Dick Costolo, Twitter’s CEO, described the fine line the company has to walk when it comes to dealing with online abuse. […]

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  • FCC net neutrality vote: Victory dance could be brief

    FCC net neutrality vote: Victory dance could be brief

    The FCC’s net neutrality vote is coming up Thursday — have the Republicans really “conceded” to President Obama’s backing of the agency’s proposal, as the New York Times wrote? That would […]

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  • Quoted: Yahoo exec vs. NSA on ‘backdoors’

    Quoted: Yahoo exec vs. NSA on ‘backdoors’

    “If we’re going to build defects, backdoors or golden master keys for the U.S. government, do you believe we should do so… for the Chinese government, the Russian government, the […]

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  • Add Oscar to awards for Snowden reports

    Add Oscar to awards for Snowden reports

    At the Academy Awards last night, Hollywood’s finest gave an Oscar to Laura Poitras for “Citizenfour,” her documentary about Edward Snowden, the former National Security Agency contractor.

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  • Quoted: on NSA, GCHQ hacking into SIM cards to spy on phones

    Quoted: on NSA, GCHQ hacking into SIM cards to spy on phones

    “(We) believe we have their entire network.” — from a slide by the GCHQ, the British spying agency, referring to its successful hacking into Gemalto’s internal networks. The Intercept reports that […]

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  • White House taps Silicon Valley’s DJ Patil as data chief

    White House taps Silicon Valley’s DJ Patil as data chief

    The White House has hired DJ Patil, formerly of LinkedIn, RelateIQ, Skype, PayPal, eBay, Greylock and other Silicon Valley tech firms, as its first chief data scientist and deputy chief […]

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  • Google blasts FBI’s “monumental” hacking threat

    Google blasts FBI’s “monumental” hacking threat

    Google is protesting the federal government’s plan to make it easier for the FBI to hack into the computers of Internet users trying to keep their online activity anonymous. In […]

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