Mariam Baksh


Tech Brief: Week in Review & What’s Ahead

By Mariam Baksh and Edward Graham Week in Review Push to regulate tech continues Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.), a longtime outspoken proponent of net neutrality for internet service providers like AT&T Inc., called for similar rules to apply to major tech companies like Google Inc. Facebook Inc. and Amazon.com Inc. The senator was speaking at […]

Tech Brief: Google Urges FEC to Expand Online Political Ad Disclosure Rules

By Mariam Baksh and Edward Graham Government Brief As Google Inc., Twitter Inc. and Facebook Inc. come under fire from Congress for their use by Russian actors to sway the 2016 election, Google filed comments with the Federal Election Commission urging the agency to expand online political advertising disclosure rules. Google’s comments suggest the rules […]

Tech Brief: Proposed DHS Science and Technology Directorate Budget Cuts Could Threaten U.S. Cybersecurity

By Mariam Baksh and Edward Graham Government Brief President Donald Trump’s proposed 20-percent budget cut to the Department of Homeland Security’s Science and Technology Directorate could harm the country’s cybersecurity, according to former DHS Science and Technology Under Secretary Reginald Brothers, who spoke before a House panel Tuesday. Brothers said the money is used to […]

Tech Brief: Sprint, T-Mobile Cancel Merger Deal

By Mariam Baksh and Edward Graham Government Brief With an initial vote planned in the Senate this week for the Stop Enabling Sex Traffickers Act (SESTA), the Internet Association — a trade group representing leading tech companies like Facebook Inc. and Google Inc. — said a change in the bill means IA can now support […]