Topic: Sen. John Rockefeller

Google to Pay Record $22.5 Million to Settle With FTC Search giant denies it intended to violate consumer privacy by circumventing Safari settings

Privacy advocates have been waiting for this one: Google agreed to pay a record $22.5 million to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that it circumvented privacy settings in Apple's Safari…

August 9, 2012, 4:04 PM EDT

Lawmakers Hope to Turn Off the Dark Senate Commerce committee hearing to assess impact of the Cable Act

This week’s Senate Commerce committee hearing on the Cable Act—the law often blamed for blackouts on cable and satellite TV—may not be the clash of the titans, but it will…

July 23, 2012, 12:03 AM EDT

House and Senate Talks Stalled on Spectrum Bills Stalled talks reduce chances for legislation this year

Negotiations between the House and Senate to resolve differences over spectrum bills that would free up spectrum for wireless services and public safety have stalled, reducing chances any spectrum legislation…

December 14, 2011, 6:55 PM EST

FCC Nominees Get Hearing, but Grassley Still Threatening Hold Iowa Republican could block confirmation of new commissioners

President Obama's two nominees for the Federal Communications Commission are one step closer to being confirmed, as the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation has scheduled a hearing on…

November 18, 2011, 12:38 PM EST

White House Nominates Two to FCC Paired Republican, Democrat expected to clear Senate

If all goes well, the Federal Communications Commission will soon have two new commissioners. Late Monday, President Obama nominated Jessica Rosenworcel, a Democrat, and Ajit Pai, a Republican, to fill…

November 1, 2011, 10:23 AM EDT

News Corp. Investigation Fever Sweeping Congress Push for DOJ, SEC to investigate gains bipartisan support

What a difference a day makes: News Corp.'s scandal was barely on the congressional radar screen early in the week, but by midweek, investigation fever was spreading fast on Capitol…

July 13, 2011, 5:46 PM EDT

Rockefeller Asks Feds to Investigate U.S. Impact of Murdochgate Lawmakers see U.S. privacy of Murdochgate as key concern

Congress is starting to weigh in on Murdochgate, following speculative reports in London's Daily Mirror  that the News Corp. phone hacking practices in the U.K. may have extended to 9/11…

July 13, 2011, 10:34 AM EDT

Will Congress Jump In to Murdochgate? So far, investigation seems unlikely

Murdochgate has everything a politician could want in a scandal: big names, big money, and guaranteed big press coverage. Usually when something like this hits, members of Congress leaders can't…

July 12, 2011, 10:57 AM EDT