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Judges Weigh FTC's Authority To Prosecute AT&T Over Mobile Slowdowns
MediaPost • Wendy Davis
9th Circuit Court Encourages Google's Ideological Capture Of Academia
Forbes • Contributor, Fred Campbell
Uber Set to Name Expedia Alum Burke Norton as General Counsel in Key Move
Skift • Dennis Schaal, Skift
Washington DC braces for net neutrality protests later this month
The Guardian • Dominic Rushe
Tech Industry Finds Washington Isn't So Hands-Off Anymore
The Wall Street Journal • Douglas Macmillan
The new media ownership law doesn't address the real crisis journalism is facing | Margaret Simons
The Guardian • Margaret Simons
Gender-Pay Suit Against Google Seeks 'Fairness for Women'
Inside Counsel
Meet The Indian-American Politicians Rising Through The Ranks Under Trump
Forbes • Contributor, Leeza Mangaldas
Hearing on anti-sex-trafficking bill next week
Politico • Li Zhou
FCC’s New Diversity Chair Lobbied Against Net Neutrality and Services for Minority Communities
First Look Media • Lee Fang
 
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Judges Weigh FTC's Authority To Prosecute AT&T Over Mobile Slowdowns
MediaPostWendy Davis
Judges on the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals Tuesday questioned lawyers for both AT&T and the Federal Trade Commission over whether the FTC has the authority to prosecute the telecom for allegedly throttling customers with unlimited wireless data. Last year, a three-judge...
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9th Circuit Court Encourages Google's Ideological Capture Of Academia
ForbesContributor, Fred Campbell
It’s no secret that Google gives money to academic and advocacy groups as a means of promoting its ideologies while silencing its critics. The law has always permitted this form of ‘charity,’ but it hasn’t abetted it — until now. A new...
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Auto Industry, Corporate Governance
Uber Set to Name Expedia Alum Burke Norton as General Counsel in Key Move
SkiftDennis Schaal, Skift
Uber is poised to name Burke Norton, who worked closely with just-named Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi at Expedia Inc. as general counsel from 2006 to 2011, as Uber’s new general counsel, has exclusively learned. Norton, who has been at Salesforce.com as chief...
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Net Neutrality, Technology Industry
Washington DC braces for net neutrality protests later this month
The GuardianDominic Rushe
Net neutrality advocates are planning two days of protests and action in Washington DC this month as they fight off plans to defang regulations meant to protect an open internet. A coalition of activists, consumer groups and writers are calling on supporters...
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Barack Obama, Facebook Inc
Tech Industry Finds Washington Isn't So Hands-Off Anymore
The Wall Street JournalDouglas Macmillan
WASHINGTON—New scrutiny by Congress of Facebook Inc. FB -1.21% over its acceptance of Russian ad buys in the 2016 campaign is just the latest in a string of political challenges facing technology firms, which long enjoyed a hands-off approach from Washington aimed...
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Advertising Industry, Digital Media
The new media ownership law doesn't address the real crisis journalism is facing | Margaret Simons
The GuardianMargaret Simons
Never before in the history of Australian parliaments has so much labour been spent by so many governments over changes to laws that that almost everyone agreed needed to go. Such is the nature of media power. One of the reasons we...
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Gender-Pay Suit Against Google Seeks 'Fairness for Women'
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Meet The Indian-American Politicians Rising Through The Ranks Under Trump
ForbesContributor, Leeza Mangaldas
On Tuesday, the White House announced a slew of new nominations and appointments to the Trump administration. These “key additions” included two Indian Americans, Raj Shah and Manisha Singh, the latest instance of a relatively new, larger trend: the growing participation --...
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Hearing on anti-sex-trafficking bill next week
PoliticoLi Zhou
With help from John Hendel and Ashley Gold TECH SHOWDOWN: MARK YOUR CALENDARS — The Senate Commerce Committee has announced witnesses for a Sept. 19 hearing on the Stop Enabling Sex Traffickers Act of 2017, S. 1693 (115), Ashley reports. Witnesses include...
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Barack Obama, Lobbying
FCC’s New Diversity Chair Lobbied Against Net Neutrality and Services for Minority Communities
First Look MediaLee Fang
Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai has selected Julia Johnson, president of a consulting firm called NetCommunications, to lead the Advisory Committee on Diversity and Digital Empowerment, a group Pai said he established to champion the voice of every American, “no matter...
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