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House lawmakers open antitrust probe into tech industry's biggest players - POLITICO Jun 2019
House Judiciary lawmakers on Monday launched a sweeping antitrust investigation of the nation's largest tech companies, including Google and Facebook, opening a new front against an industry that's increasingly under siege in Washington and Europe.
Politico  antitrust  Congress  investigation  Google  Facebook 
7 weeks ago by pierredv
Israel accused of planting mysterious spy devices near the White House - POLITICO, Sep 2019
"The U.S. government concluded within the past two years that Israel was most likely behind the placement of cellphone surveillance devices that were found near the White House and other sensitive locations around Washington, according to three former senior U.S. officials with knowledge of the matter."

"Washington is awash in surveillance, and efforts of foreign entities to try to spy on administration officials and other top political figures are fairly common. But not many countries have the capability — or the budget — to plant the devices found in this most recent incident, which is another reason suspicion fell on Israel."
cyber-spectrum  IMSI-catchers  spying  surveillance  Israel  Politico 
october 2019 by pierredv
The battle for more satellite bandwidth - POLITICO
Tom Stroup pushes for satellite:

"... in some of the working groups there seems to be a disconnect between space policy and the role we play in 5G services and the spectrum that will be made available for 5G services and the need for harmonization throughout the world."
Politico  space  5G  satellite  SIA  interviews 
september 2018 by pierredv
Can Washington Be Automated? - POLITICO Magazine - Feb 2018
Via Blake Reid

"This kind of data-crunching might sound hopelessly wonky, a kind of baseball-stats-geek approach to Washington. But if you’ve spent years attempting to make sense of the Washington information ecosystem—which can often feel like a swirling mass of partially baked ideas, misunderstandings and half-truths—the effect is mesmerizing. FiscalNote takes a morass of documents and history and conventional wisdom and distills it into a precise serving of understanding, the kind on which decisions are made."

"We aren’t far from a future where public commenting on regulations—the process for individual American citizens to offer feedback to their elected government—comes down to a bot vs. bot fight."
automation  politics  Politico  lobbying  AI 
february 2018 by pierredv
Tech's new D.C. partner: Charles Koch - POLITICO Dec 2017
Libertarian billionaire Koch and left-leaning Silicon Valley are working together to advance the argument that innovation is most likely to flourish when government leaves it alone.
Politico  KochBrothers  SiliconValley  VC  space 
december 2017 by pierredv
Obama's misguided plan to connect schools to the Internet - Politico, Tom Hazlett Aug 2016
E-Rate is almost the perfect Washington D.C. program. It hits the hot buttons of education, technology, and good jobs at good wages in one shot and spreads federal monies to vendors and consultants in every corner of the country. And no politician has ever been defeated for public office by touting improved Internet connections at local schools.

But in a large study of students in North Carolina, two colleagues and I recently found that the actual benefits for students—the kids the program is supposed to help—are about zero. In fact, our research found that the E-Rate program marginally hurt student performance rather than helped it.
Tom-Hazlett  Politico  education  E-rate 
october 2016 by pierredv
FCC uncollected fines irk Congress - POLITICO
"FCC proposes millions in fines, collects $0 The disconnect is drawing scrutiny from members of Congress"
FCC  enforcement-bureau  enforcement  fines  collection  Politico 
december 2015 by pierredv
Airwaves: 'It just drives you crazy' - POLITICO
"Why inflexible budget rules are keeping lawmakers from selling billions of dollars worth of government airwaves"
Politico  spectrum-auctions  CBO  budget 
october 2015 by pierredv

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