Edward Graham

Reporter

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Edward is a Reporter at Morning Consult covering tech policy.


Tech Brief: DOJ Wants to Be Able to Wiretap Facebook’s Messenger App

By Edward Graham Top Stories The U.S. government is seeking to force Facebook Inc. to break the encryption in its Messenger app so law enforcement officials can listen in on a suspect’s voice conversations, according to three people briefed on the case. The previously unreported case is under seal in federal court in California, and Facebook […]

Tech Brief: Week in Review & What’s Ahead

By Edward Graham Week in Review Federal Communications Commission A report from the Federal Communications Commission’s inspector general found a lack of evidence to support the claim that the agency’s public commenting system fell victim to a distributed denial of service attack during last year’s net neutrality proceedings. FCC Chairman Ajit Pai blamed the agency’s former […]

Tech Brief: Tribune Cancels Merger Deal With Sinclair, Files Lawsuit

By Edward Graham Top Stories Tribune Media Co. announced it has terminated Sinclair Broadcast Group Inc.’s proposed $3.9 billion deal to purchase Tribune and has filed suit against the broadcast station owner over allegations of material breach of contract. (Reuters) More than 40,000 people over the past 15 months expressed an interest in attending anti-Trump rallies […]

Tech Brief: Snap Reports First Quarterly Drop in Daily Users

By Edward Graham Top Stories Snap Inc. reported a 2 percent drop in daily users of the social media platform in the second quarter, the company’s first such decline in daily users since it was founded in 2011. The announcement added to investor worries that social media giants are entering a slump after recent declines by […]

Tech Brief: DOJ Appeals Judge’s Ruling on AT&T-Time Warner Merger

By Edward Graham Top Stories The Department of Justice plans to argue that the judge who approved AT&T Inc.’s merger with Time Warner Inc. in June committed “fundamental errors of economic logic and reasoning” when he ruled in favor of the deal to move forward, according to an appellant brief filed by the government. (CNN) A […]

Tech Brief: DOJ, FCC File Motion to Have Supreme Court Vacate Net Neutrality Decision

By Edward Graham Top Stories The Department of Justice and the Federal Communications Commission filed a motion requesting that the U.S. Supreme Court vacate a 2016 appeals court decision upholding the net neutrality rules. (The Verge) The Democratic National Committee warned Democrats running in the upcoming midterm elections not to use products produced by Chinese tech […]

Tech Brief: Week in Review & What’s Ahead

By Edward Graham Week in Review Cybersecurity efforts and securing future U.S. elections President Donald Trump chaired a meeting of senior national security advisers to discuss efforts to secure the upcoming midterm elections from Russian interference, but did not issue any new directives in order to help deter the threat. A survey of election agencies across […]