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Statement On Order Conditionally Granting The Sinclair Allbritton Transaction

Location:
Federal Communications Commission (FCC)
445 12th Street SW
Washington, DC 20554
United States
Recommendation:
3

The Federal Communications Commission’s Media Bureau adopted an Order approving the $985 million Sinclair/Allbritton transaction after the parties agreed to amend the proposal in three markets to comply with our ownership rules.

Statement Of FCC Commissioner Ajit Pai On Three TV Stations Going Dark Following Review Of The Sinclair/Allbritton Transaction

Location:
Federal Communications Commission (FCC)
445 12th Street SW
Washington, DC 20554
United States
Recommendation:
3

The Federal Communications Commission’s crackdown on joint sales agreements claims three more victims: two television stations in the Birmingham, Alabama market (WCFT and WJSU) and one television station in Charleston, South Carolina (WCIV).

How can tech companies diversify their workforce?

Location:
Silicon Valley Palo Alto, CA
United States
Recommendation:
2

Like many tech companies, Twitter is falling is the latest to admit that it has fallen short on diversity.

John Malone: Technology Companies Unlikely to Bid for Time Warner

Location:
20th Century Fox
10201 W. Pico Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 94710
United States
Recommendation:
2

Cable magnate John Malone says 21st Century Fox has long been eyeing a takeover bid for Time Warner and isn't likely to face competing bidders, pouring cold water on speculation that tech companies could emerge as rival suitors for the TV and movie company.

This Republican wants to keep the FTC from regulating data security

Location:
House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform
Independence Avenue and South Capitol Street 2157 House Rayburn Building
Washington, DC 20515
United States
Recommendation:
3

House Oversight Committee chair Darrell Issa (R-CA) thinks the Federal Trade Commission shouldn't be allowed to sue companies for breaches of customer data using its main legal authority.

Statement from Assistant Secretary Strickling on Enhanced Privacy Notices Released by the Application Developers Alliance, Intuit and TRUSTe

Location:
National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA)
1401 Constitution Ave
Washington, DC 20230
United States
Recommendation:
2

We applaud the announcements from the Application Developers Alliance, Intuit and TRUSTe that they have released enhanced privacy notices for mobile applications, which are based on the code of conduct developed through a multistakeholder process convened by the National Telecommunications and Information Administration.

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