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Government Report Calls For Comprehensive Privacy Law Consumers should have more information, control over personal data

A new report on consumer privacy from the Government Accountability Office concludes that there ought to be a comprehensive federal law governing the collection, use and sale of personal information…

November 20, 2013, 2:52 PM EST

Rockefeller Wants to Give Online Video Services Parity With Cable But the bill is in for a fight from broadcasters and cable interests alike

Hoping to give cord-cutters more options and more content, Sen. Rockefeller (D-W.Va.) this afternoon will introduce a bill that offers online video services like Aereo and Netflix the same regulatory protections…

November 12, 2013, 12:15 PM EST

Cory Booker Joins Senate Commerce Committee New Jersey's new senator has more than 1 million Twitter followers

Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.J.) will sit on the Senate Commerce Committee. Booker, the former mayor of Newark and a rising star in his party, was sworn in Thursday morning by…

October 31, 2013, 6:03 PM EDT

Senate Confirms Tom Wheeler as Next FCC Chairman Also greenlights Mike O'Rielly for GOP commissioner

The Senate confirmed former telecom lobbyist Tom Wheeler to be the next chairman of the Federal Communications Commission. It also confirmed Mike O'Rielly to fill the vacant GOP commissioner slot.…

October 29, 2013, 8:10 PM EDT

Sen. Cruz Puts a Hold Vote on FCC Chairman Nominee Wants clarification on Wheeler's position on FCC's authority

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Tex.), the controversial lawmaker blamed for the nation's second largest government shutdown, is now taking aim at the Federal Communications Commission by putting a hold on a…

October 18, 2013, 12:10 PM EDT

Facebook Relaxes Privacy Policy for Teens Could D.C. lawmaker blowback be far behind?

Facebook's new relaxed privacy policy for teenagers probably won't go over very well with privacy advocates in Washington and lawmakers like Sen. Ed Markey (D-Mass.), a persistent advocate for tighter…

October 16, 2013, 6:19 PM EDT

Sen. Rockefeller Looks Into How Web Surveys and Sweeps Aid Data Brokers Condé Nast and Time Inc. sites included in probe

Trying to determine where data brokers get personal information about consumers, Sen. Jay Rockefeller (D-W.Va.) queried 12 personal finance, health, and family-focused websites that collect and share visitors' information from…

September 25, 2013, 9:18 AM EDT

Sen. Rockefeller Talks Privacy With Mark Zuckerberg In town for immigration reform, Facebook chief blindsided by privacy questions

Mark Zuckerberg was in Washington to push immigration reform, but when he got to the office of Sen. Jay Rockefeller (D-W.Va.), he was confronted with questions about Facebook's privacy policies. Following…

September 20, 2013, 9:33 AM EDT

FCC and FTC Nominees Couldn't Be More Different O'Rielly seen as more hands-off, while McSweeny may be more activist

Mike O’Rielly, the GOP nominee for the Federal Communications Commission, and Terrell McSweeny, the Democratic nominee for the Federal Trade Commission, couldn’t be more different. The contrasts were on display during…

September 18, 2013, 5:22 PM EDT

Senate Commerce Votes to Approve Tom Wheeler as Next FCC Chairman Full Senate approval could take a couple more months

Telecom vet and Obama loyalist Tom Wheeler has passed the first hurdle on his way to becoming the next chairman of the Federal Communications Commission. In a voice vote, the…

July 30, 2013, 3:44 PM EDT

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