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Apr 25, 2013

AT&T fires back at Justice Dept over U.S. airwaves auction rules

WASHINGTON, April 25 (Reuters) – AT&T Inc on Thursday
slammed the U.S. Justice Department for what it called “blatant
favoritism” toward smaller wireless rivals in recommending that
regulators help them compete in the forthcoming spectrum
auction.

Eager to control more airwaves and satisfy a booming demand
for wireless services, mobile companies are hoping to influence
the Federal Communications Commission as it drafts rules for an
auction that will profoundly shake up ownership of highly
valuable low-frequency spectrum.

Apr 23, 2013

Hackers seize AP Twitter feed, send market-moving bogus message

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Hackers took control of the Associated Press Twitter account on Tuesday and sent a false tweet of two explosions in the White House that briefly sent U.S. financial markets reeling.

In the latest high-profile hacking incident involving social media service Twitter, an official @AP account reported that two explosions at the White House injured President Barack Obama.

Apr 18, 2013

U.S. House passes cybersecurity bill as privacy concerns linger

WASHINGTON, April 18 (Reuters) – The House of
Representatives passed legislation on Thursday designed to help
companies and the government share information on cyber threats,
though concerns linger about the amount of protection the bill
offers for private information.

This is the second go-around for the Cyber Intelligence
Sharing and Protection Act after it passed the House last year
but stalled in the Senate after President Barack Obama
threatened to veto it over privacy concerns.

Apr 18, 2013

House passes cybersecurity bill as privacy concerns linger

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The House of Representatives on Thursday passed legislation meant to help companies and the government share information on cyber threats, even though concerns linger about the amount of protection the bill offers for private information.

The Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act, H.R. 624, passed 288-127, receiving bipartisan support as 92 Democrats voted in favor. But the White House threatened this week to veto the legislation if further civil liberties and privacy protections are not added.

Apr 17, 2013

Tech industry cautiously welcomes Senate immigration bill

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Tech industry officials welcomed a bipartisan U.S. Senate immigration bill on Tuesday, saying they hoped it would make it easier to hire highly skilled workers from abroad, while laying the groundwork to renegotiate portions they oppose.

The bipartisan “Gang of Eight” group of senators released highlights of the bill, backed by President Barack Obama, that seeks to reform the immigration system and nearly doubles the quota for H-1B visas for skilled workers.

Apr 17, 2013

U.S. tech industry cautiously welcomes Senate immigration bill

WASHINGTON, April 16 (Reuters) – Tech industry officials
welcomed a bipartisan U.S. Senate immigration bill on Tuesday,
saying they hoped it would make it easier to hire highly skilled
workers from abroad, while laying the groundwork to renegotiate
portions they oppose.

The bipartisan “Gang of Eight” group of senators released
highlights of the bill, backed by President Barack Obama, that
seeks to reform the immigration system and nearly doubles the
quota for H-1B visas for skilled workers.

Apr 16, 2013

Tech industry welcomes Senate immigration bill

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Tech industry officials welcomed a bipartisan U.S. Senate immigration bill on Tuesday, saying they hoped it would make it easier to hire highly skilled workers from abroad.

The bipartisan “Gang of Eight” group of senators released highlights of the bill, backed by President Barack Obama, that seeks to reform the immigration system and nearly doubles the quota for H-1B visas for skilled workers.

Apr 16, 2013

U.S. tech industry welcomes Senate immigration bill

WASHINGTON, April 16 (Reuters) – Tech industry officials
welcomed a bipartisan U.S. Senate immigration bill on Tuesday,
saying they hoped it would make it easier to hire highly skilled
workers from abroad.

The bipartisan “Gang of Eight” group of senators released
highlights of the bill, backed by President Barack Obama, that
seeks to reform the immigration system and nearly doubles the
quota for H-1B visas for skilled workers.

Apr 16, 2013

White House threatens veto of House cybersecurity bill

WASHINGTON, April 16 (Reuters) – The White House on Tuesday
threatened to veto a House of Representatives bill aimed at
improving U.S. cybersecurity, citing among other things concerns
about privacy protections.

In a repeat of last year’s events, the Obama administration
issued a new veto threat on the cybersecurity bill co-authored
by House Intelligence Committee Chairman Mike Rogers, saying it
needed to better protect private information and gave too much
liability protection to companies.

Apr 12, 2013

U.S. spectrum sale must spur wireless competition -Justice Dept

WASHINGTON, April 12 (Reuters) – Smaller wireless carriers
should be able to get a fair share of spectrum in the
forthcoming U.S. auction to ensure the market is competitive,
the Justice Department told the Federal Communications
Commission in a filing made public on Friday.

The filing underlines the high value of the low-frequency
spectrum that will be auctioned off, and delivers a blow to the
two largest U.S. providers, Verizon Communications Inc
and AT&T Inc, in their efforts to acquire those airwaves.

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      "Alina Selyukh is covering campaign finance this year. Starting as a journalist in her native town of Samara in Russia, she spent five years in Lincoln, Nebraska before moving to the East Coast to work for Reuters. A former intern and graduate trainee, Selyukh has covered energy, IPOs, healthcare policy and FDA."
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