Topic: Sen. John Kerry

Barely a Peep From New FCC Commissioners at Senate Hearing Lawmakers take up pet issues at FCC oversight hearing

The two new Federal Communications Commissioners, Ajit Pai (R) and Jessica Rosenworcel (D) had their coming out party Wednesday in an oversight hearing before the Senate Commerce Committee. It was…

May 16, 2012, 4:41 PM EDT

Senate Dems Push for Online Privacy Legislation Ad industry's self-regulation debated

Senate Democrats aren't going to let a little distraction like the 2012 presidential election stop them from pushing for baseline legislation to protect consumers’ privacy online. In a classic showdown between…

May 9, 2012, 5:52 PM EDT

Diller Tells Senators to Rewrite Communications Laws Hearing touches on several Internet issues

Today's Senate Commerce hearing on the future of online video should have been called The Barry Diller Show. The former broadcast exec-turned-Internet mogul dominated the hearing over the future of online…

April 24, 2012, 1:38 PM EDT

Ad Biz Lauded for Privacy Self-Regulation as Debate Continues White House releases consumer data security blueprint

The digital ad industry is feeling pretty good about the White House's proposed "consumer privacy bill of rights." Along with the unveiling of the long-awaited Commerce Department report came accolades…

February 24, 2012, 1:37 PM EST

Lawmakers Fret Over Potential Super Bowl Blackout in Boston DirecTV, Sunbeam urged to put aside differences for big game

The potential blackout of the Super Bowl on DirecTV in Boston has got lawmakers fretting and dashing off letters. Both U.S. senators from Massachusetts, Scott Brown (R) and John Kerry…

January 24, 2012, 5:46 PM EST