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White House warns Congress against trying to block ZTE deal

The White House pushed back on legislative efforts to reverse President Donald Trump’s deal with China that eases penalties on Chinese telecommunications giant ZTE, helping to revive the company. White House deputy press secretary Hogan Gidley def

President Trump 2020 campaign manager calls for single, privatized 5G network

Brad Parscale, President Donald Trump's 2020 campaign manager, is calling for a single, privatized 5G mobile network across the country, arguing the current system is outdated. Parscale’s position contrasts with a reported proposal floated by the

Sen Warner to Facebook: 'Does our personal info reside on a server in China?'

Senate Intelligence Committee Ranking Member Mark Warner (D-VA) said he is concerned that companies like Huawei and ZTE, which government officials believe are a threat to national security, might have been able to get user data from Facebook afte

House Commerce Ranking Member Pallone wants answers on Facebook sharing data with phone makers

House Commerce Committee Ranking Member Frank Pallone (D-NJ) said that Facebook “should be prepared to come before Congress" and answer questions about its data collection practices.

Rep Cicilline: ‘Looks like Zuckerberg lied to Congress’

House Judiciary Antitrust Subcommittee Ranking Member David Cicilline (D-RI) hammered Facebook and its CEO, Mark Zuckerberg, following a report that the company is sharing large amounts of its users’ data with other companies.

House Majority Leader McCarthy blasts Google over 'Nazism' association

House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) went after Google for displaying “Nazism” as one of the ideologies of the California Republican Party.

Treasury Sec Mnuchin urges antitrust review of big tech amid Google scrutiny

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin encouraged the Department of Justice to review major technology companies like Google over concerns related to the potential harm they pose to market competition. “These issues deserve to be reviewed carefully,” S

Twitter CEO meets with senators to talk net neutrality, privacy

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey met with several Sens to discuss issues such as data privacy and network neutrality. "Pleasure to meet with @Twitter’s @jack today," Sen Ed Markey (D-MA) tweeted.

Lawmakers increasingly see 'electoral dynamite' in net neutrality fight

Democrats are increasing looking to make their support for net neutrality regulations a campaign issue in the midterm elections. On Capitol Hill, the Senate is expected to vote on a measure to restore the Obama-era rules repealed by the GOP-contro

Commerce Sec Ross: Building a 5G Network is a Priority

Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross said that building a 5G mobile broadband network is a chief concern for the Trump administration. “I think the pitch that Sprint and T-Mobile are making is an interesting one, that their merger would propel Verizon a