Edward Graham

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Edward is a Reporter at Morning Consult covering tech policy.


Tech Brief: Obama-Era Net Neutrality Rules End Today

By Edward Graham Top Stories The Federal Communications Commission’s repeal of the Obama-era net neutrality rules is officially set to take effect today, despite efforts by congressional Democrats, state officials and some tech companies to preserve the 2015 rules. The Republican-led FCC voted along along party lines in December to repeal the rules, which were designed […]

Tech Brief: Week in Review & What’s Ahead

By Edward Graham Week in Review ZTE Corp. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross said the United States struck a deal with Chinese telecom firm ZTE Corp. to end U.S. sanctions against the company, an agreement that reportedly includes a $1 billion penalty against ZTE and embedding a U.S.-chosen compliance team within the firm. Ross said the agreement […]

Tech Brief: Google Promises Its A.I. Won’t Be Used for Weapons

By Edward Graham Top Stories Alphabet Inc.’s Google said it would not use its artificial intelligence technology for weapons or for surveillance that violates human rights, but would continue to work with governments and the U.S. military in areas including cybersecurity, training and military recruitment. The new rules, part of a set of principles Google unveiled […]

Tech Brief: U.S. Strikes Deal With Chinese Telecom Firm ZTE

By Edward Graham Top Stories Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross said the United States has struck a deal with Chinese telecom firm ZTE Corp. to end U.S. sanctions against the company, an agreement that reportedly includes a $1 billion penalty against ZTE and embedding a U.S.-chosen compliance team within the firm. Ross said the agreement represents “the […]

Tech Brief: Facebook Gave Data Access to Chinese Company Flagged by U.S. Intelligence

By Edward Graham Morning Consult just launched the first edition of our new Midterm Wave Watcher, showcasing a range of survey research insights related to to the 2018 midterm elections. View the feature here. Top Stories Facebook Inc. said that it has data-sharing partnerships with at least four Chinese electronics companies, including Huawei Technologies Co., a […]

Tech Brief: Microsoft Buys GitHub for $7.5 Billion

By Edward Graham Top Stories Microsoft Corp. said that it would acquire open software platform GitHub for $7.5 billion, a deal that will help the tech giant gain ground as a major supplier of cloud computing services. Microsoft has transformed itself in recent years to become the No. 2 cloud computing supplier behind Amazon.com Inc., and […]

Tech Brief: Trump Plans to Nominate Geoffrey Starks for FCC Seat

By Edward Graham Top Stories The White House said President Donald Trump plans to nominate Geoffrey Starks to fill a Democratic seat on the Federal Communications Commission, where he would serve the remainder of a five-year term ending June 30, 2022. Starks, who is assistant bureau chief at the FCC’s Enforcement Bureau, would succeed Commissioner Mignon […]

Tech Brief: Week in Review & What’s Ahead

By Edward Graham Week in Review GM, Waymo Japan’s SoftBank Group Corp. said that its SoftBank Vision Fund will invest $2.25 billion in General Motors Co.’s driverless-car unit. The U.S. automaker said the technology investment fund will take a 19.6 percent stake in GM Cruise Holdings LLC, a new entity largely consisting of driverless-car developer Cruise Automation, […]