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Tech-Savvy FCC Managing Director Wraps Up Stint, Heads to USAID

BY Nancy Scola | Thursday, June 9 2011

Steve VanRoekel Today's the last day in the office for Steve VanRoekel, the managing director of the Federal Communications Commission. Appointed by FCC chair Julius Genachowski, during his two year stint VanRoekel ... Read More

The National Broadband "Map to Nowhere"?

BY Nancy Scola | Friday, June 3 2011

The National Broadband Map Over on Slate, New American Foundation's Benjamin Lennett and Sascha Meinrath are having a little back and forth with the FCC Wireline Competition Bureau's chief data officer Steven Rosenberg ... Read More

Reel Grrls Tweet Freely, Won't Pay for It

BY Nancy Scola | Friday, May 20 2011

Comcast says it won't, after all, pull its funding from Seattle's Reel Grrls over a tweet that expressed outrage over FCC commissioner Meredith Atwell Baker's new job at the company. Read More

Washington Times Not Pleased President is on the Phone

BY Nancy Scola | Monday, May 16 2011

The paper's editorial board makes the argument you knew was coming: the new mobile presidential push-notification alert system represents "Obama's 300 million new Twitter followers." Read More

Hitting Issa's Wall to Call for FCC Commish Investigation

BY Nancy Scola | Friday, May 13 2011

House oversight chief Darrell Issa is getting harangued on his Facebook wall over FCC Commissioner Meredith Attwell Baker's announcement that she's going to work at Comcast a few months after voting to approve the ... Read More

U.S. Enters Age of Location-Aware Mobile Emergency Alerts

BY Nancy Scola | Tuesday, May 10 2011

White House photo by Pete Souza If you're a customer of one of the big four mobile carriers and live in New York City, you could soon see a public safety announcement from President Obama pop up on your mobile phone. At ... Read More

Broadband Ambitions, One Year In

BY Nancy Scola | Monday, March 14 2011

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FCC Releases Net Neutrality Order

BY Nancy Scola | Thursday, December 23 2010

Been looking for a copy of the Federal Communications Commission's order on "open Internet" -- a.k.a. net neutrality -- principles that was approved by a 3-2 party line vote early Tuesday? Here it is! Read More

What the FCC Did to Net Neutrality Today

BY Nancy Scola | Tuesday, December 21 2010

FCC Chair Julius Genachowski; March 2010 photo by wiredbike Read More

News Briefs

RSS Feed friday >

First POST: Moneyballed

The Gates Foundation's new "global citizens" email database, and why it's a terrible idea; why young people like the NSA more than older people; using open data about NYC taxi drivers to ID Muslims; and much, much more. GO

thursday >

First POST: Monkeying

Net neutrality proponents call foul on the GOP's plans; StandUnited.com seeks to be the right's Change.org; tons of civic tech news from mySociety, Chicago and Civic Hall in NYC; and much, much more. GO

wednesday >

First POST: Punch List

Obama's State of the Union and the Internet; how HealthCare.gov shares personal data with third-parties; Facebook says it will give users tools to tag false or hoax content in their News Feeds; and much, much more. GO

tuesday >

First POST: Goggles

More on the shifting net neutrality debate; how Ready for Hillary plans to share its digital assets; the family roots of Civic Hall; and much, much more. GO

monday >

First POST: Urgency

How Republicans are starting to embrace net neutrality; more predictions of the blockchain's impact on society; new "innovative communities" legislation in Massachusetts seeks to boost civic tech there; and much, much more. GO

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