Fans of symbolism excited for net neutrality vote

Nov 8, 2011
It's happening in the Senate on Thursday and before we go any further, let me assure you that it means nothing substantive in the short term. The...
Posted In: fcc, Senate, Tech Report

Google goes to Washington

Sep 19, 2011
On Wednesday, Google chairman Eric Schmidt will testify before a Senate antitrust panel. Notably, Yelp will also be there and will likely yelp...
Posted In: Google, Microsoft, Senate

Elizabeth Warren to run for Senate

Sep 13, 2011
This final note today. Elizabeth Warren's sick and tired and she's not going to take it anymore. So she's going to run for the Senate. She's hopi...
Posted In: elections, Elizabeth Warren, Senate

Senator doesn't want AT&T - T-Mobile merger to happen

Jul 21, 2011
Sen. Herb Kohl (D-Wis.) sent a STRONGLY WORDED LETTER to the FCC and the Department of Justice Wednesday urging the agencies to block the merger...
Posted In: AT&T, fcc, Senate, T-Mobile

Washington to consider cramming

Jul 12, 2011
Wednesday, the Senate Commerce Committee will hold a hearing on "cramming," that's when phone companies charge you for things you didn't authorize...
Posted In: Congress, cramming, fcc, rockefeller, Senate

LulzSec hacks the US Senate

Jun 14, 2011
It apparently happened over the weekend and was revealed late yesterday. Senate staffers say that it was a fairly low level attack on the public...
Posted In: hacking, lulzsec, Senate

D-block bill gains momentum after 10 years

Jun 9, 2011
Lawmakers are hoping to make some changes to how emergency responders can communicate before the 10th anniversary of September 11th. Wednesday,...
Posted In: Congress, d-block, Senate, spectrum

Wyden puts the brakes on the Protect IP Act* again

May 27, 2011
Sen. Patrick Leahy's (D-Vt.) efforts to put the clamp down on websites that peddle counterfeit goods and pirated content just passed through the...
Posted In: COICA, Congress, leahy, Senate, wyden

Full text of Senators' letter to AT&T

May 26, 2011
As discussed on today's show, here's the text of the letter sent to AT&T by Senators Klobuchar and Kohl on the issue of data usage....
Posted In: at&t, data, Senate

Rockefeller goes after Google and Apple some more

May 19, 2011
Senator Jay Rockefeller (D-WV) continues to plant his flag squarely on the territory of online privacy. His latest play is to send a letter to...
Posted In: apple, Google, rockefeller, Senate