Josh Peterson is a DC-based tech reporter for the Franklin Center's Watchdog.org news site. Peterson previously spent two years at The Daily Caller covering tech and telecom regulatory policy as the publication's Tech Editor. During that time, he focused on cybersecurity, privacy, civil liberties, and intellectual property issues, and in addition to covering political protest movements. Prior to joining The Daily Caller in October 2011, Peterson spent time in DC researching and reporting on technology issues in internship roles with Hillsdale College's Kirby Center, Broadband Breakfast and The National Journalism Center, and The Heritage Foundation. Peterson has a B.A. in Religion and Philosophy from Hillsdale College. He is also a musician and music enthusiast, and an avid martial artist.

FCC commissioner wants to end Obamaphone fraud

By   /  July 29, 2014  /  Accountability, Federal Government, Fraud, National, News, Taxes, Technology  /  No Comments

OBAMAPHONE: FCC Commissioner Ajit Pai wants to set limits on the agency's Lifeline phone program for low-income individuals to rein in the rampant fraud and abuse of the program.

 
By Josh Peterson | Watchdog.org
WASHINGTON, D.C. — A top federal regulator wants the Federal Communications Commission to rein in the so-called “Obamaphone” program.
FCC Commissioner Ajit Pai told an audience of right-leaning tech policy advocates Monday morning during an event organized by the nonprofit organization Citizens Against Government Waste that he wanted to reform the Lifeline [...]

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Does DHS have a plan to track children illegally crossing the border?

By   /  July 24, 2014  /  Immigration, National, News, Technology  /  No Comments

INVERTIR: Las empresas pueden aplicar para recibir millones de dólares en inversiones de personas que deseen trasladarse a los estados unidos.

The immigration crisis, now subject to election-year political posturing, is inspiring members of the private sector to act where government is failing.

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Should net neutrality also apply to companies like Google and Amazon?

By   /  July 23, 2014  /  National, News, Technology  /  No Comments

Eagle-NET is providing unfair competition to smaller companies, critics say

Internet providers want federal regulators to rein in content and applications companies in the hopes of reframing a debate about how companies treat one each other over the Internet.

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Survey: 83 percent of Americans favor police warrants to search cell phones

By   /  July 18, 2014  /  National, Spying, Technology  /  No Comments

CellPhone

American concerns over digital privacy are changing as the consequences of a post-privacy world becomes evermore apparent.

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Million-plus comments flood FCC ahead of net neutrality deadline

By   /  July 18, 2014  /  National, News, Technology  /  No Comments

net neutrality CROP

Over a million comments regarding net neutrality, a formerly niche tech issue spawned by anti-capitalists, flooded the Federal Communications Commission’s inbox ahead of a Friday midnight deadline.

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House passes Internet access tax ban amid battle over states’ rights

By   /  July 16, 2014  /  National, News, Pensions, Taxes, Technology  /  No Comments

taxes

A debate over states’ rights ensued in the U.S. House as it looked to permanently ban state and local governments from taxing Internet access

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