Ali Breland

Senate Intelligence Committee Still Waiting for Twitter’s Answers in Russia Probe, Sen Warner Says

The Senate Intelligence Committee is still waiting on Twitter to answer questions in the committee’s Russia investigation, Committee Vice Chairman Mark Warner (D-VA) said.  “I’m disappointed.

Critical computer flaws set up security challenge in Washington

Two critical vulnerabilities that affect modern computer processing chips are about to become a huge headache for governments worldwide.

Five regulatory fights facing tech in 2018

Here are five fights the tech world will be watching closely in 2018:

  1. Net neutrality
  2. Election transparency
  3. AT&T-Time Warner merger
  4. Cryptocurrency
  5. Sex-trafficking

Uncertainty high after repeal of net neutrality rules

The Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) vote to scrap net neutrality rules has sparked a vigorous debate about what comes next.  The effects of the FCC’s policy change will not be clear for some time, experts say.  “In the short term, little

Zero hour nears for net neutrality rules

The Federal Communications Commission is moving forward with a plan to scrap net neutrality rules, defying a massive outcry from activists, Democrats and consumers. “I think what net neutrality repealed would actually mean is we once again have a

Democratic lawmakers push for stricter antitrust rules amid merger boom

Democrats are ramping up their attacks on major corporate mergers after a series of mega-deals from corporate giants.  But Democrats aren’t just taking aim at the behemoth deals themselves: they’re looking at the specific government policies that

Democratic Sens question privacy, security of Facebook's 'Messenger Kids'

Sens Ed Markey (D-MA) and Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) are questioning the privacy and security of Facebook’s new messaging app, which is designed for kids under 13, expressing their concerns in a letter to Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg.  “We remain c

AT&T, Time Warner extend deadline to finalize merger

AT&T and Time Warner are extending the termination date of their merger to April 22, 2018 now that the Department of Justice (DOJ) is suing to block their deal.  Despite the DOJ’s move to stop the merger, both companies are hopeful they’ll sti

Reps Conyers Jr., Cicilline push for hearing on Trump's involvement in AT&T-Time Warner merger

Two top House Judiciary Committee Democratic Reps are pushing the panel to hold a hearing examining the White House’s role in the “troubling pattern of potential political interference by President Trump” in the Department of Justice’s (DOJ) revie

Facebook wants 'flexibility' in political advertising regulations

Facebook says that it supports the government’s push to further regulate election ads on digital platforms, but qualifies that it wants flexible rules.The company explained in comments it sent to the Federal Election Commission (FEC) that new regu