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Tech Lobbying

How the Internet Is Transforming from a Tool of Liberation to One of Oppression

Astra Taylor | Posted 08.04.2014 | World
Astra Taylor

Thanks to Snowden, we now know the Internet has become a giant government spying apparatus dependent on the complicity of companies we use everyday. A Reuters poll from April showed that a majority of Americans believe that technology companies including Google, Facebook, Twitter, and Amazon are "encroaching too much upon their lives." It's a rather remarkable statistic given these companies were universally loved not that long ago, widely imagined to be allies of the people against the old oligarchs.

Christina Wilkie

Snapchat Hires Big Guns On Capitol Hill After Huge Data Breach | Christina Wilkie | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In the wake of a massive consumer data breach, the photo messaging app Snapchat hired its first Washington lobbyists last week, accordin...

Christina Wilkie

Yelp Ready To Push Congress On Libel Laws | Christina Wilkie | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The review site Yelp plans to lobby Congress for patent reform and protections against abusive lawsuits for online reviewers, according ...

Ryan Grim

'Revenge Of The Nerds': Tech Lobbyists Walk Off Job In Dramatic Shakeup | Ryan Grim | Posted 11.04.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In a move that would make Jerry Maguire proud, a team of four top lobbyists at TechAmerica resigned Monday afternoon, dealing a blow to ...

Christina Wilkie

What Happens When The Tech Industry Meets Washington | Christina Wilkie | Posted 10.23.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A once-powerful tech industry trade group has been shedding clients and losing senior staff, according to internal firm documents obtain...

Twitter Makes Move For Political Influence

The Huffington Post | Braden Goyette | Posted 08.10.2013 | Technology

Twitter is making strides into the world of politics, forming its own political action committee and registering its first federal lobbyist. Twitte...

What Tech Spends On Lobbying: Google, Apple, Facebook Compared

The Huffington Post | Amy Lee | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

Since Obama was first elected in 2008, a number of prominent tech companies have stepped up their lobbying efforts, with many opening offices in D.C. ...

How Much Tech Companies Spend On Lobbying (CHART) | Jay Yarow and | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

We decided to take a look at lobbying from tech companies after we ran a chart looking at ad spending for tech companies. (For what it's worth, Google...