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Congressional bill would improve startup valuations

Late last week, Congress moved one step closer to passing the American Innovation Act of 2018, a bill that would make accounting and tax changes that would likely increase the valuation of start

Dems and GOP unite, slamming Facebook for allowing violent Pages

In a rare moment of agreement, members of the House Judiciary Committee from both major political parties agreed that Facebook needed to take down Pages that bullied shooting survivors or called for m

House rep suggests converting Google, Facebook, Twitter into public utilities

Amidst questions about how conspiracy theorists’ accounts are treated during today’s House Judiciary hearing with Facebook, Google and Twitter on social media filtering practices, Represen

No, Zuckerberg can’t lie to Congress just because he’s not under oath

While the press and public may have been denied a dramatic raise-your-right-hand moment in Congress this week, Facebook’s chief executive is still under legal obligation to tell the truth. If it

New bill bans US government agencies using contractors with Huawei or ZTE tech

There’s more misery ahead for Huawei, which just saw AT&T pull out of a deal to carry its first smartphone, and fellow Chinese tech firm ZTE. The duo are well known for their growing smartp

House Democrats broadcast sit-in on Periscope and Facebook Live

House Democrats are staging a sit-in today in an effort to push their Republican colleagues to vote for a gun control bill that would exclude suspected terrorists from purchasing automatic weapons. L

Congress warned about cybersecurity after attempted ransomware attack on House

Congressional gridlock can usually be blamed on stubborn Representatives and Senators. But a new string of ransomware attacks on the House of Representatives could stall legislation more effectively t

House committee votes unanimously for Email Privacy Act

Maybe you've delighted in reading some of Hillary Clinton's more humorous emails, released in several stages over the past year — there's the one where she calls Harriet Tubman her "home girl," or t

Here is how to watch the Apple vs. FBI congressional hearing live

Today at 1pm EST representatives from Apple and the FBI will give testimony before the House Judiciary Committee in Washington, D.C. The hearing is titled “The Encryption Tightrope: Balancing Am

A Call To Arms Against McCarthy 2.0

This week, I learned that HR-158 has Obama’s support, has cleared the House of Representatives with a whopping 407-19 majority, and is on track to be passed by the Senate within days. While the bill

Tech-Backed Bill Expanding Privacy Rights To EU Citizens Sails Through House

Tech companies today are celebrating the passage of a bill in the House of Representatives that will expand privacy rights to non-U.S. citizens. The bill, known as the Judicial Redress Act, sailed

Patent Reform Tries Again

Patent reform, long a decidedly unsexy topic best discussed over a strong espresso, has been a hot topic in recent years. Even though Congress substantially overhauled the patent system just three and

House Republican Efforts To Curb FCC Authority Mirror Cable Industry Lobbying

A bill introduced to the House of Representatives on Wednesday evening by Rep. Bob Latta would "limit" the FCC's ability to regulate the telecom industry by prohibiting it from classifying broadband a