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    PNS Daily News - September 4, 20150 


    Our news today includes a report on the drive for criminal charges against car company executives; a new ranking on where to go for jobs in clean energy; and why the millennial generation may need some confidence boosting.

Media Reform

Technology experts say social media companies are constantly pushing the boundary of privacy vs. marketing as they explore new channels to make money. Credit: Marco Maru/Morguefile.

DES MOINES - Social media users in Iowa soon could qualify for a loan based on the personal credit scores of their friends. Facebook recently announced a patent that allows lenders to make loans based on a borrower's social-media connections. Neil Kokemuller, a digital-marketing professor at Des Mo ...Read More

Dozens of groups are calling on Congress to remove a rider in its budget bill designed to block the FCC from implementing net neutrality rules. Photo credit: Sean MacEntee/Flickr Commons.

HARRISBURG, Pa. - More than 60 civil-rights and public-interest groups have sent a letter urging Congress to protect the Federal Communications Commission's decision to keep the Internet open. They're protesting a rider attached to a must-pass government funding package. Timothy Karr, senior dire ...Read More

PHOTO: A coalition of more than 60 organizations sent a letter calling on the U.S. House of Representatives to remove provisions in its budget bill they claim would block the FCC from implementing net neutrality rules. Photo credit: Beau Giles/Wikimedia Commons.

DENVER – More than 60 civil rights and public-interest groups sent a letter urging Congress to protect the Federal Communications Commission's (FCC) decision to keep the Internet open. The coalition is protesting a rider, attached to a must-pass government funding package, that would take awa ...Read More

GOP effort would gut net neutrality rules. Credit: Sean MacEntee/Flickr Commons.

AUSTIN, Texas – More than 60 civil rights and public-interest groups sent a letter urging Congress to protect the Federal Communications Commission's (FCC) decision to keep the Internet open. The coalition is protesting a rider, attached to a must-pass government funding package, that would t ...Read More

PHOTO: Congressional Republicans are banking on the budget bill to block the Federal Communications Commission from implementing its net neutrality rules, but supporters say that would be a blow to consumers, particularly in rural areas, who deserve a level playing field. Photo credit: Greg Stotelmyer.

FRANKFORT, Ky. – When the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) decided earlier this year to treat the Internet like telephone service, it was hailed by supporters of net neutrality as a way to close the so-called "digital divide" between rural and urban areas. However, Republicans in Congr ...Read More

Photo: A proposed merger of cable TV giants Charter Communications and Time-Warner Cable could result in hundreds of job losses in Wisconsin, according to a University of Wisconsin-Madison telecommunications expert. Barry Orton says consolidation of the companies would mean higher cable rates for Wisconsinites and hundreds of jobs lost as the former competitors would combine services. Photo credit: Wikimedia Commons

MADISON, Wis. - In a deal which would affect millions of Wisconsinites and one in every six American households, Charter Communications is proposing an acquisition of Time-Warner Cable. According to nationally recognized telecommunications expert Barry Orton, this is bad news for consumers. While t ...Read More

PHOTO: A multi-million-dollar loan from the federal government is expected to bring high-speed Internet to the Mescalero Apache Tribe in South Central New Mexico. Photo credit: Washington State Office of the Attorney General.

MESCALERO, N.M. - The Mescalero Apache Tribe in south-central New Mexico is closer to having high-speed Internet after receiving a multi-million-dollar loan from the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Godfrey Enjady, a tribal member and general manager of Mescalero Apache Telecom, the tribe's owned an ...Read More

PHOTO: Gov. Andrew Cuomo wants to meet with lawmakers and other state officials to come up with a new policy for retaining official email, following controversy over his own practice of purging email messages after 90 days. Photo credit: Diana Robinson/Creative Commons.

NEW YORK - Gov. Andrew Cuomo wants to meet with lawmakers and other state officials to come up with a new policy for retaining official email correspondence, following controversy over his own practice of purging email messages after 90 days. An administration spokesperson said Cuomo wants to come ...Read More

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