October 2005: Journalist.
Role Name Type Last Updated Employee/Freelancer/Contractor (past or present) Washington Post Source Aug 1, 2006
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Date Fairness.com Resource Read it at: Aug 01, 2006 FCC Finds Possible Bias Against MASN by Comcast
QUOTE: Federal regulators said yesterday that Comcast Corp. may have discriminated against a regional sports television network by refusing to carry the network's broadcasts of Nationals games.
Washington Post Jun 26, 2006 FCC Head 'in Bed' With Business in Magazine Spread
QUOTE: why is Federal Communications Commission Chairman Kevin J. Martin standing on an unmade bed in a hotel room in a glossy magazine photograph that also features an influential lobbyist and a communications executive?
Washington Post Jun 15, 2006 Government Increasingly Turning to Data Mining: Peek Into Private Lives May Help in Hunt for Terrorists
QUOTE: The Homeland Security Department buys consumer information to help screen people at borders and detect immigration fraud...Privacy advocates say the practice exposes ordinary people to ever more scrutiny by authorities while skirting legal protections designed to limit the government's collection and use of personal data.
Washington Post Jun 09, 2006 House Votes to Ease Cable TV Licensing for Phone Companies
QUOTE: The House of Representatives yesterday passed a bill making it easier for phone companies to offer video programming...Critics of the bill include cities and other localities, which resent the loss of control over the franchising process, as well as "net neutrality" proponents, who argue that the measure does not go far enough to preserve consumers' ability to get whatever content they want over the Internet.
Washington Post Jun 02, 2006 Lynch in Talks to Settle Auctions Suit
QUOTE: A company affiliated with money manager Mario Gabelli is in talks to settle a civil lawsuit alleging that it created sham entities to bid for cellphone licenses under a federal program that offered discounts to small businesses.
Washington Post Jun 02, 2006 VOIP, Cellphone Bills Could Rise for Subsidy
QUOTE: Consumers could see their mobile and Internet telephone bills rise under a Federal Communications Commission proposal that would increase the amount such companies pay to subsidize telephone service in poor and rural parts of the country.
Washington Post May 20, 2006 U.S. Renews Contract for Oversight Of Internet: Commerce Dept. Role Scrutinized
QUOTE: The decision may revive international debate about the Commerce Department's role overseeing ICANN's work, a source of resentment among countries such as Iran, Saudi Arabia and Brazil. That puts the Bush administration in something of a bind as it tries to balance the demands of U.S. lawmakers adamant that the United States retain its oversight with those of other countries that want more of a say.
Washington Post May 19, 2006 BellSouth Wants Story Retractions
QUOTE: "BellSouth is now insisting that USA Today retract the false and unsubstantiated statements that it made in regards to our company," said BellSouth spokesman Jeff Battcher, noting that his company...said its preliminary review found that it had no contract with the NSA and that it had not provided customer data en masse to the intelligence agency.
Washington Post May 17, 2006 Verizon Says It Did Not Give Customer Records to NSA
QUOTE: Verizon Communications Inc. yesterday denied that its local and mobile phone businesses had turned over customer calling records. A report...in USA Today said the two companies[Verizon and BellSouth] and AT&T Inc. had done so to help the government fight terrorism. The report has triggered a national debate over whether gathering such information would be justified by the Sept. 11 attacks...
Washington Post May 13, 2006 NSA Program Further Blurs Line on Privacy: Consumers Grow Accustomed to Surrendering Personal Data
QUOTE: Phone companies know every number we dial. Grocery stores watch what we buy, search engines track what we look for on the Internet, banks count each penny we deposit or withdraw. All of that information could become available to the government as it works to thwart terrorist activity.
Washington Post May 02, 2006 McNealy Discusses "Network Neutrality"
QUOTE: I certainly can appreciate the network operators' view that they want to be able to make money on the many tens of billions of dollars that they are putting into capital and the more money they make, the bigger and better the networks they will build.
Washington Post Mar 21, 2006 Big Firms Fail to Police Adware, Report Says: Glut of Pop-Ups Laid to Lapses; Ad Firm CEO Says It's No Different From TV
QUOTE: ome of the biggest names in Internet advertising -- from Netflix to PeoplePC to GreetingCards.com -- not only are feeding into the annoying problem of pop-up ads but are also doing very little to keep their messages away from the self-installing software that fuels the pop-up ads...
Washington Post Mar 21, 2006 Verizon High-Speed Services Deregulated: FCC Democrats Decry Lack of Vote
QUOTE: The Federal Communications Commission yesterday deregulated a host of high-speed data services that Verizon Communications Inc. offers to business customers, a move critics said could sweep away decades of rules governing the company's pricing and practices.
Washington Post Dec 23, 2005 Agenda at FCC Depends On Powers of Persuasion: Martin's Negotiating Skills Face Tests in Coming Year
QUOTE: In the nine months since he became chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, Kevin J. Martin has pushed through a series of decisions that have made the country's largest phone companies even bigger and, in the view of critics, made it harder for smaller companies to compete with them.
Washington Post Nov 04, 2005 SBC Head Ignites Access Debate
QUOTE: Internet companies said [SBC Communications Inc. Chairman Edward E.] Whitacre was stating what they have long feared -- that SBC and others may manage their networks to choke off access to Web sites or to target competing firms such as Vonage Holdings Corp. and Skype Technologies SA, which provide Internet-based phone services.
Washington Post Oct 06, 2005 Kids' Television Rules Face Challenge: Viacom, Disney Oppose the FCC's New Guidelines
QUOTE: The new FCC rules would extend the children's programming requirements to those new channels, something the major entertainment companies are resisting... The rules also would limit the amount of time broadcasters can put commercial Web addresses on the screen... the rules would limit broadcasters' ability to pre-empt educational programming for things such as sporting events.
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