The Department of Homeland Security Inspector General is investigating whether the agency’s effort to unmask an anonymous Twitter account that posted messages critical of President Donald Trump was an abuse of authority and a “potential broader misuse of summons authority.”
House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) and ranking member John Conyers (D-Mich.) have requested Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats provide an estimate of how many Americans have been impacted by surveillance under Section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act by Monday. The law expires at the end of 2017 and will require reauthorization from Congress.
Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai met with executives at Facebook Inc., Oracle Corp., Intel Corp. and other Silicon Valley companies this week to solicit “thoughts on online protections” as he mulls a replacement for the agency’s 2015 net neutrality rules.
Amazon.com Inc., Facebook Inc., Google Inc. and more than 150 other tech companies filed a brief in a federal court arguing Trump’s second order suspending travel from several majority-Muslim countries would bring “substantial harm on U.S. companies, their employees, and the entire economy” and should be thrown out.
The Federal Communications Commission approved the sale of a Time Warner Inc.-owned TV station in the Atlanta, Ga., area, in a move that will help the company avoid an FCC public-interest review of its merger with AT&T Inc.
President Donald Trump will sign an executive order today to overhaul the H-1B visa program, potentially causing massive changes in the technology industry. The White House is planning to replace the program’s lottery with a skills-based system.
Hacker group Shadow Brokers released documents and computer files detailing how the National Security Agency likely took advantage of vulnerabilities in commercially available software to breach the global system for transferring money between banks.
FCC Chairman Ajit Pai could reveal his plans to replace the agency’s 2015 net neutrality rules as soon as May. The technology industry and consumer advocates are preparing to fight attempts to tweak the regulations.
T-Mobile US, Inc., Dish Network LLC and Comcast Corp. were the largest winners of the Federal Communications Commission’s spectrum auction, with T-Mobile spending $8 billion, Dish spending $6.2 billion and Comcast spending $1.7 billion. The spectrum, in the 600 megahertz range, is crucial for any company looking to expand its wireless capabilities.
The International Trade Commission launched a patent infringement investigation of TV set-top boxes and other components Arris International provides Comcast Corp. and DirecTV for Xfinity and Genie customers. Sony Corp. of Tokyo and Sony Electronics of San Diego filed the original complaint, the ITC said.