Larry Strickling said relinquishing the U.S. oversight role will thwart China and Russia.
The House Commerce subcommittee on Technology will markup a Republican bill that would prevent the Obama administration from going through with plans to step out of its oversight role of the Internet’s Web address system.
The company has hired The Normandy Group as it seeks to merge with Time Warner Cable.
The senator said he will release a new version of the legislation after the spring recess.
Rep. Zoe Lofgren (D-Cailf.) repeated calls for sweeping privacy reforms to address both National Security Agency (NSA) surveillance and digital privacy from law enforcement agencies.
Congress has to examine “whether the fourth amendment really is available to modern Americans in a digital age,” Lofgren said Wednesday, speaking at a Computer and Communications Industry Association event.
Computer giant Hewlett-Packard will pay more than $108 million to settle federal charges that its foreign subsidiaries used millions of dollars for bribes, slush funds and secret deals in order to secure government contracts.
The schemes involved fraud, expensive gifts and cash bribes in Mexico, Poland and Russia, according to charges from the Justice Department and Securities and Exchange Commission released on Wednesday.
The Senate voted 75-21 Wednesday to confirm Wanda Felton to be vice president of the Export-Import Bank.
The Senate also voted 95-1 to confirm Terrell McSweeny to be a Federal Trade Commissioner (FTC).
Two background check companies have settled Federal Trade Commission (FTC) charges that they gave bad reports to potential bosses and landlords, including false suggestions by one firm that some job candidates were registered sex offenders.
Comcast and Time Warner Cable executives tried to sway Judiciary Committee members.
Rep. Zoe Lofgren (D-Calif.) isn’t optimistic about the House Judiciary Committee’s ongoing review of copyright law.
The process — kicked off by Judiciary Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) last year — “is interesting for those of us that are very nerdy, but I don’t see it going very far,” Lofgren said.