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While waiting for the safety-board's investigation findings, the U.S. Senate Commerce Committee had a hearing on the National Transportation Safety Board and the FAA because of the South Dakota crash. The agencies reported a solid relationship and downplayed the differences. Larry Pressler, ...
WASHINGTON - In response to a question asked by U.S. Senator Dean Heller, R-NV, during a joint U.S. Senate Commerce Committee and Judiciary Committee hearing, Mark Zuckerberg, CEO and founder of Facebook, acknowledged that Facebook's 87 million users are victims of having their ...

The U.S. Senate Commerce Committee plans to hold a future hearing on Cambridge Analytica and other companies that may have improperly obtained Facebook Inc user data, the chairman of the panel said on Tuesday. The nameplate of political consultancy, Cambridge Analytica. "There are plenty ...
Mark Zuckerberg is on the hot seat today. The billionaire CEO of Facebook will testify on Capitol Hill about the privacy scandals that have rocked his company, including the theft of data from over 87 million Facebook users by the political research firm Cambridge Analytica. [Update: If you're looking for ...
The US Senate Judiciary Committee had invited Zuckerberg, as well as the CEOs of Alphabet Inc and Twitter Inc to testify on data privacy. The US House Energy and Commerce Committee and US Senate Commerce Committee had already formally asked Zuckerberg to appear at a congressional hearing. Facebook Mark Zuckerberg
The U.S. House Energy and Commerce Committee and U.S. Senate Commerce Committee had already formally asked Zuckerberg to appear at a congressional hearing. The U.S. Federal Trade Commission took the unusual step of announcing on Monday that it had opened an investigation into the ... brokers
The US House Energy and Commerce Committee and US Senate Commerce Committee have already formally asked Zuckerberg to appear at a congressional hearing. “Facebook's failure to protect confidential user information likely violated specific legally binding commitments, but also basic norms and ... brokers
The U.S. House Energy and Commerce Committee and U.S. Senate Commerce Committee have already formally asked Zuckerberg to appear at a congressional hearing. Earlier in the day in Europe, the European Union Justice Commissioner asked Facebook if the company is "absolutely certain" that the ... brokers
Separately, the leaders of the U.S. Senate Commerce Committee also asked Zuckerberg to testify. Senator John Thune, the committee chairman, and Bill Nelson, the top Democrat, said the committee would work with Facebook "to find a suitable date for Mr. Zuckerberg to testify in the coming weeks.". brokers
Separately, the leaders of the U.S. Senate Commerce Committee also asked Zuckerberg to testify. Senator John Thune, the committee chairman, and Bill Nelson, the top Democrat, said the committee would work with Facebook “to find a suitable date for Mr. Zuckerberg to testify in the coming weeks.”. brokers
Separately, the leaders of the U.S. Senate Commerce Committee also asked Zuckerberg to testify. Senator John Thune, the committee chairman, and Bill Nelson, the top Democrat, said the committee would work with Facebook "to find a suitable date for Mr. Zuckerberg to testify in the coming weeks.". brokers
The U.S. Senate Commerce Committee voted this morning to advance S. 1520. The Environmental Defense Fund slammed it as “a bill that as currently written includes dangerous provisions that would undermine important conservation tools, regional fishery management, and the nation's commercial ... brokers
The report by the U.S. Government Accountability Office is expected to be released on Thursday at a U.S. Senate Commerce Committee hearing on the technology known as positive train control (PTC). It follows a number of recent train accidents that the National Transportation Safety Board has said could ... brokers
Earlier this month, the U.S. Senate Commerce Committee held a confirmation hearing[1] for four nominees to the Federal Trade Commission. Once confirmed, the FTC will be operating with an entirely new slate of commissioners, including Joseph Simons, a corporate antitrust lawyer tapped by President ... brokers
(WASHINGTON – February 26, 2018) Members of the U.S. Senate Commerce Committee are preparing to vote on a fisheries bill, S. 1520, which has drawn broad concern and opposition from commercial fishermen, chefs and environmentalists. Today the Environmental Defense Fund joined five other ... brokers

The U.S. Senate Commerce Committee grilled tech giants like Yahoo and Equifax over the recent data breaches. USA TODAY. data-breach-hack_large.jpg. (Photo: Pixabay). CONNECTTWEETLINKEDINCOMMENTEMAILMORE. Hardly a week goes by without some major data breach hitting the news. brokers
Questioned this week by members of the U.S. Senate Commerce Committee, including U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin (D-Wis.), all four nominees — Republican and Democrat —- said if confirmed they would commit to looking into the impact that the conduct of TripAdvisor and other travel rating websites have ... brokers
The US Senate Committee on Commerce Science and Transportation (the Committee) yesterday marked up and passed bipartisan legislation, S.1885, the AV START Act, proposed by Senators John Thune (R-SD) and Gary Peters (D-MI). The bill now moves forward for a vote by the full Senate and ...
As if this wasn't enough, U.S. Senate Commerce Committee formally asked Mark Zuckerberg to appear at a congressional hearing. U.S. Democratic Senator Richard Blumenthal, a member of the Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee, commented on the issue that: “Facebook's failure ...
The U.S. House Energy and Commerce Committee and U.S. Senate Commerce Committee have also asked Zuckerberg to appear at a hearing. The U.S. Federal Trade Commission has opened an investigation into Facebook, and attorneys representing 37 states are also pressing Zuckerberg to explain ...
The heads of the Transportation, Commerce, Labor, Agriculture and Labor departments will testify on March 14 before the U.S. Senate Commerce Committee. Democrats have criticized the plan, saying Republicans must agree to new revenue to fund projects, and that the plan shifts too much of the burden to states and ...
WASHINGTON, D.C. (WJHG/WECP) - The U.S. Senate Commerce Committee passed bipartisan legislation Wednesday aimed at giving recreational fisherman increased access to federal waters while adhering to responsible conservation goals. The Bill Nelson-sponsored bill, known as the Modern Fish ...
Nearly every major city in Florida has experienced their warmest February on record this past month. Some locations have blown away the old record monthly record by several degrees. February was the warmest on record at all four of South Florida's official temperature gauges, with Miami and Naples ...
As many as two-thirds of the 29 U.S. commuter railroads may not meet a deadline to install an anti-crash technology by the end of the year, according to a report by a government watchdog seen by Reuters. The report by the U.S. Government Accountability Office is expected to be released on Thursday at a ...
(WASHINGTON – February 28, 2018) The U.S. Senate Commerce Committee voted this morning to advance S. 1520, a bill that as currently written includes dangerous provisions that would undermine important conservation tools, regional fishery management, and the nation's commercial fishing industry.
The report by the U.S. Government Accountability Office is expected to be released on Thursday at a U.S. Senate Commerce Committee hearing on the technology known as positive train control (PTC). It follows a number of recent train accidents that the National Transportation Safety Board has said could ...
Law360 (February 26, 2018, 1:14 PM EST) -- Earlier this month, the U.S. Senate Commerce Committee held a confirmation hearing[1] for four nominees to the Federal Trade Commission. Once confirmed, the FTC will be operating with an entirely new slate of commissioners, including Joseph Simons, a corporate antitrust ...
Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS) urges recreational boaters and anglers residing in states with U.S. Senate Commerce Committee members to speak up now in favor of passing the Modern Fish Act. The bill, which will be voted on Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2018, aims at improving federal ...
(WASHINGTON – February 26, 2018) Members of the U.S. Senate Commerce Committee are preparing to vote on a fisheries bill, S. 1520, which has drawn broad concern and opposition from commercial fishermen, chefs and environmentalists. Today the Environmental Defense Fund joined five other ...
Jones, an attorney from Edwardsville, previously worked as Madigan's policy director. In a statement Sunday, Madigan said she met Jones while he was working as chief investigative counselor to the U.S. Senate Commerce Committee and she was in Washington testify on a telephone bill cramming scam.
... whose threat to cut C.P.B. funding prompted a stirring (and effective) defense from PBS personality Fred Rogers—known best to most as Mister Rogers—before the U.S. Senate Commerce Committee, touting the great things that PBS and its contemporaries achieve despite their already meager budgets.
“I first met Erik in 2011 when I testified in front of the U.S. Senate commerce committee on telephone call cramming, a costly consumer protection issue,” Madigan said in a statement. She said Jones was the committee's chief investigative counsel, and led its investigation on the issue. That probe, she said, ...
Peters wants the U.S. Senate Commerce Committee, which he sits on and oversees collegiate sports, to hold investigative hearings on Nassar, and incidents of sexual abuse at other universities such as Penn State. Peters also discussed the possibility of Congress passing an immigration bill in the near ...
In this March 9, 2015 file photo, Apple CEO Tim Cook talks about the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus during an Apple event in San Francisco. U.S. authorities are investigating Apple's slowing of older iPhones, according to published reports. The …more. Apple is cooperating with U.S. government inquiries into ...
Officials at every level of government are working to dissect the problem, and Alaska Senator Dan Sullivan expressed concern at a U.S. Senate Commerce Committee meeting Thursday, which happened to be holding a hearing on Emergency Alert Systems. “Fortunately there was no tsunami, but it was ...
"We hope that person will reconsider," she told members of a U.S. Senate commerce committee in Washington during a hearing on the alert that caused widespread panic and confusion. However, Fowlkes said she was pleased with the cooperation of leaders of the Hawaii Emergency Management Agency ...
January 24, 2018 Washington—The chairman of the US Senate Commerce Committee on Tuesday said he is pursuing different strategies to win approval this year of landmark self-driving car legislation that could make it easier for automakers to get thousands of cars on the road without human controls.
The U.S. Senate Commerce Committee votes Thursday on the re-nomination of Oklahoma Congressman Jim Bridenstine to be the next Administrator of NASA. The hearing will start at 10 a.m. Oklahoma time as the committee plans an executive session to discuss Bridenstine's nomination as well as others.
"[In 2018], we will release a transparency report on election advertisement purchases through Google," Downs told the US Senate Commerce Committee. "We will also release a creative library to the public where all of these advertisements are made." YouTube will now require companies to state who they ...
The US Senate's commerce committee basically gave executives from Twitter, Facebook and YouTube a back-rub at a hearing on Wednesday morning. The session was titled "Terrorism and Social Media: #IsBigTechDoingEnough?" and the answer from the majority of lawmakers was "yes." Unfortunately.
The chairman of the U.S. Senate's commerce committee wants Apple to lift the veil on its once-secret slowdown of older iPhones. Sen. John Thune, a South Dakota Republican, issued his request for more information in a letter sent Tuesday to Apple CEO Tim Cook. Among other things, Thune wants to ...
On the gloom side, U.S. Senate Commerce Committee chair John Thune has sent a letter to CEO Tim Cook asking about the recent brouhaha over the battery of the iPhone. He wants data, according to The Hill's Ali Breland, about consumer complaints over the slowed-down performance of older iPhones.
The Wall Street Journal reports that Sen. John Thune (R., S.D.), chairman of the Senate Commerce Committee, has sent a letter to Apple CEO Tim Cook outlining several questions about how Apple came to the decision to slow down iPhones in conjunction with battery wear. Thune asks how Apple tracked ...
There is a battle going on in the halls of US congress about self-driving cars: to trust humans, or not to trust them. Less trusting legislators have seized the upper hand. On Oct. 4, the U.S. Senate Commerce Committee unanimously approved a bill allowing self-driving cars to be sold without steering wheels ...
Questioned this week by members of the U.S. Senate Commerce Committee, including U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin (D-Wis.), all four nominees — Republican and Democrat —- said if confirmed they would commit to looking into the impact that the conduct of TripAdvisor and other travel rating websites have ...
According to three people familiar with the matter, the FMC was not planning on holding a hearing on the petition until a House subcommittee grilled Acting Chairman Michael Khouri on May 2 and US Senate Commerce Committee John Thune, R-S.D., on the behalf of shippers, pressured the agency to act ...
"We hope that person will reconsider," she told members of a U.S. Senate commerce committee in Washington during a hearing on the alert that caused widespread panic and confusion. However, Fowlkes said she was pleased with the cooperation of leaders of the Hawaii Emergency Management Agency ...


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