Benton Foundation
Back Home

Headlines

Benton Foundation provides free, daily summaries of articles concerning the quickly-changing telecommunications policy landscape.

T-Mobile Emerges a Wireless Auction Winner

Location:
T-Mobile
12920 SE 38th St
Bellevue, WA 98006
United States
Recommendation:
2

Maybe T-Mobile USA was a big winner in the recently completed government wireless auction after all -- with AT&T picking up the bill.

Why the House information-sharing bill could actually deter information sharing

Location:
US Capitol
East Capitol Street, NE and 1st Street, NE
DC 20515
United States
Recommendation:
2

The House Intelligence Committee has now adopted a manager’s amendment to what it’s now calling the “Protecting Cyber Networks Act.” Predictably, privacy groups are already inveighing against it.

Pentagon Personnel Now Talking on 'NSA-Proof' Smartphones

Location:
Department of Defense
Army Navy Dr & Fern St
Arlington, VA 22202
United States
Recommendation:
1

The Defense Department has rolled out supersecret smartphones for work and maybe play, made by anti-government-surveillance firm Silent Circle, according to company officials.

Google likely to prevail against Mississippi Attorney General's enormous subpoena, court says

Location:
Jackson, MS
United States
Recommendation:
1

A federal court in Mississippi is convinced so far that Google will prevail against the state's attorney general in a lawsuit over an allegedly burdensome and over-broad subpoena. Google filed the suit after a report was published tying Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood to a secret Hollywood campaign to fight Google, pinning blame on it for piracy.

We Just Won One of the Most Important Civil Rights Victories of the 21st Century

Location:
National Hispanic Media Coalition (NHMC)
55 S Grand Avenue
Pasadena, CA 91105
United States
Recommendation:
2

We just won a historic victory, a critical step towards equality for Latinos in the digital age. Yet many American Latinos are unaware of this win and the tremendous potential it brings for us and our families to achieve full participation in the American Dream: better educations, better jobs, more financial stability and more political power.

FCC vs. FTC -- a new privacy turf war

Location:
Federal Communications Commission (FCC)
445 12th Street SW
Washington, DC 20554
United States
Recommendation:
2

The Federal Communications Commission is about to muscle in on the Federal Trade Commission’s privacy turf and the FTC is pushing back.

Syndicate content