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DOJ, AT&T trade accusations over CNN sale

The Department of Justice and AT&T traded accusations Nov 8 over whether the company would have to sell off CNN, the cable network frequently feuding with President Trump, as a condition of its merger with Time Warner.  AT&T CEO Randall St

Tech industry outlines proposals for online ad disclosure legislation

The Internet Association, a trade group representing internet platforms like Facebook and Google, outlined principles for what the industry would like to see in online ad disclosure legislation.

Lawmakers rally net neutrality supporters ahead of key FCC vote

Democratic lawmakers rallied net neutrality supporters ahead of the Federal Communications Commission’s initial vote to start rolling back the Obama-era regulations.

Sinclair deal puts heat on FCC

The proposed acquisition by Sinclair Broadcasting Group of Tribune Media Company is inflaming criticism of the Federal Communications Commission, which helped pave the way for the deal by relaxing media ownership restrictions.

John Oliver urges net neutrality supporters to tone down FCC comments

HBO comedian John Oliver acknowledged in a Youtube video that there were racist comments filed in support of net neutrality and had a simple message for any of his viewers who may have written them: “Stop it.

Sens Wyden, Schatz want details on FCC cyberattack after John Oliver critique

Sens Ron Wyden (D-OR) and Brian Schatz (D-HI) are asking the Federal Communications Commission for information about the agency’s claim that it had been the target of cyberattacks after being criticized by late night comedian John Oliver on May 7.

Facebook taps former New York Times exec to lead news product team

Facebook has tapped a former New York Times executive to lead the company’s news products team.

Federal court lets net neutrality regulations stand

A federal appeals court rejected a request to review its decision upholding the Federal Communications Commission's network neutrality regulations.

President Trump creates tech advisory council

President Donald Trump signed an executive order creating a new technology council to help advise the government on streamlining its IT operations.

FCC Commissioner Clyburn blasts network neutrality repeal

Federal Communications Commissioner Mignon Clyburn blasted FCC Chairman Ajit Pai for launching an attack on network neutrality.