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SEC head warns investors about cryptocurrency

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The head of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is cautioning investors about putting money into cryptocurrencies in one of the SEC's strongest statements to date on the matter.SEC Chairman Jay Clayton warned investors to be wary…

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Overnight Tech: Dems make last stand for net neutrality | Lawmakers unveil bill to boost AI technology | Trump signs law forcing drone users to register | SEC warns investors on cryptocurrencies

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DEMS MAKE LAST-MINUTE APPEAL ON NET NEUTRALITY: Democrats are trying to pressure the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) at the eleventh hour to call off its planned vote to scrap its net neutrality regulations.The vote is planned for.…

Poll: 83 percent of voters support keeping FCC's net neutrality rules

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More than 80 percent of voters oppose the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) plan to repeal its net neutrality rules, according to a new poll from the University of Maryland’s Program for Public Consultation.The survey presented…

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Senate Dem warns of lack of diversity in AI engineering

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Sen. Brian Schatz (Hawaii), the top-ranking Democrat on the Internet subcommittee, targeted technology firms lack of diversity and the harms it could pose to minorities during a hearing about artificial intelligence on Tuesday. The Hawaii.…

Tuesday, Dec 12

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Lawmakers introduce bipartisan AI legislation

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Lawmakers unveiled bipartisan legislation in both the House and Senate on Tuesday aimed at bolstering the development of artificial intelligence (AI).The Fundamentally Understanding the Usability and Realistic Evolution of Artificial…

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Twitter rolling out 'tweetstorms' as feature

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Twitter announced Tuesday that it is rolling out a new feature on its platforms allowing users to more easily post several messages at a time, also known as "tweetstorms."The move follows a November test of the feature, which lets users to…

Dems make last-minute appeal to stop net neutrality vote

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Democrats are trying to pressure the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) at the eleventh hour to call off its planned vote to scrap its net neutrality regulations.The vote is planned for Thursday and the repeal proposal is expected to…

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Dem FCC commissioner offers 'alternative' net neutrality proposal

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Mignon Clyburn, a Democratic commissioner on the Federal Communications Commission, on Tuesday offered “edits” to a proposal from the FCC's Republican chairman to repeal net neutrality rules.The mock proposal distributed by ...

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Overnight Tech: Trump aims to return US astronauts to the moon | FTC, FCC to team up on policing internet | Activists plan protest outside net neutrality vote | Apple to buy Shazam

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TRUMP SENDING ASTRONAUTS BACK TO THE MOON: President Trump in a White House ceremony on Monday signed a new directive aimed at sending U.S. astronauts back to the moon -- one that, while short on details, the administration insisted will...

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SEC halts food review service's initial coin offering

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The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) on Monday said it had shut down an initial coin offering (ICO) for a San Francisco-based food review service after deeming the company was selling unregistered securities.The operation was being…

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FCC, FTC announce partnership to police internet after net neutrality repeal

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The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and Federal Communications Commission (FCC) announced an agreement on Monday to coordinate their efforts to police the internet once the latter agency has repealed its net neutrality rules.On Thursday,…

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Trump signs directive aimed at sending Americans back to moon

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President Trump in a White House ceremony on Monday signed a new directive aimed at sending U.S. astronauts back to the moon — one that, while short on details, the administration insisted will restore the U.S. to its role as a leader in...

Apple to purchase Shazam

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Apple will acquire music-recognition service Shazam, the company confirmed on Monday.Apple says the purchase will help advance its operations in the digital music business, which Shazam has played a significant part in since Apple created.…

Monday, Dec 11

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Activists, Dems plan net neutrality rally outside FCC

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Activists are planning a protest outside the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) on Thursday as the agency is expected to vote to repeal its landmark net neutrality rules.The rally will feature speakers like Rep. Keith Ellison (D-Minn.…

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Leading internet figures call on Congress to stop net neutrality repeal

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A group of internet innovators is calling on Congress to intervene to stop the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) from repealing its landmark net neutrality rules.In a letter to the top congressional Republicans and Democrats…

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Week ahead in tech: FCC to vote on repealing landmark net neutrality rules

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The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) will vote on Thursday to overturn its 2015 net neutrality rules, which require broadband providers to treat all internet traffic equally.With Republicans controlling a majority of the commission…

Sunday, Dec 10

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Facebook app for kids sparks privacy concerns

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A new Facebook chat app designed for kids is raising concern among lawmakers and children's groups over data privacy and safety.The app, Messenger Kids, is targeted toward children aged 6-12, who are still too young to use Facebook…

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Dems push for stricter antitrust rules amid merger boom

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

Friday, Dec 8

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'Parks and Recreation' actor hits FCC chair over net neutrality repeal

Actor Nick Offerman jabbed at Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Ajit Pai on Twitter on Thursday, slamming Pai in the voice of his popular "Parks and Recreation" character.Offerman says he noticed Pai’s “Pyramid of Greatness.…

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FCC rejects NY AG's probe into net neutrality comments

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) denied the New York attorney general’s request for information about comments filed in the agency’s net neutrality record.Thomas Johnson, the FCC’s general counsel, sent a letter to Attorney…

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Online sex-trafficking bill prompts Craigslist to hire its first lobbyists

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The classified ads site Craigslist has hired its first federal lobbyists to tackle online sex trafficking bills making their way through Congress.Recently filed disclosure forms show that Craigslist has tapped five lobbyists from the law…

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Overnight Tech: AT&T merger trial set for March | Dems raise concerns over Facebook kids app | Activists organize last-ditch

AT&T, DOJ TO FACE OFF IN COURT IN MARCH: A federal judge set March 19 as the trial date for the Justice Department's lawsuit to block the AT&T-Time Warner merger.AT&T had asked that the trial begin in February, while prosecutors...

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Waze is sending California drivers toward fires

Google’s popular navigation app, Waze, is directing some drivers into neighborhoods where wildfires in Southern California have forced road closures, USA Today reported Thursday.Waze's mission is to put users on less traveled routes to...

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Analysis: Apple poised for $47 billion windfall from GOP tax bill

Apple is likely to win big under the tax plan that Republicans are pushing through Congress, according to the Financial Times.The Cupertino, Calif., firm could make as much as $47 billion in additional profits from the tax legislation,...

Thursday, Dec 7

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Judge sets March trial date for AT&T merger fight

A federal judge set March 19 as the trial date for the Justice Department's lawsuit to block the AT&T-Time Warner merger.AT&T had asked that the trial begin in February, while prosecutors with the Justice Department's antitrust division...

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#Trumpcare was lawmakers' most popular hashtag in 2017

#Trumpcare was the most used hashtag by members of Congress in 2017, according to a new study.Other top hashtags used by lawmakers on Twitter and Facebook included #aca, #taxreform and #protectourcare. The social media analysis was…

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Activists promise nationwide net neutrality demonstrations on Thursday

Net neutrality supporters are carrying out nationwide demonstrations on Thursday against the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) plans to repeal its landmark restrictions on internet service providers.Pro-net neutrality groups Free…

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

Two Senate Democrats are questioning the privacy and security of Facebook’s new messaging app, which is designed for kids under 13. Sens. Ed Markey (D-Mass.) and Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.), who are both members of the Senate Commerce...

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Uber paid to keep data breach secret: report

A 20-year-old Florida man was responsible for the data breach at Uber last year, and was paid $100,000 to destroy the information, Reuters reported Wednesday.The ride-sharing company announced last month that a hacker had stolen the…

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Overnight Tech: Net neutrality supporters predict tough court fight | Warren backs bid to block AT&T, Time Warner merger | NC county refuses to pay ransom to hackers

WARREN BACKS DOJ OVER AT&T-TIME WARNER MERGER: Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) says she supports the Department of Justice's lawsuit to block AT&T's merger with Time Warner.In a speech Wednesday, Warren said the $85 billion proposed...