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.

Verizon doubles down, says it’s not interested in ‘fast lanes’

By   /  October 30, 2014  /  National, News, Public Utilities, Regulations, Technology  /  No Comments

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Internet “fast lanes” are a “phantasm,” Verizon told a top senator Wednesday.

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FTC sues AT&T; claims it’s throttling data speeds

By   /  October 29, 2014  /  National, News, Public Utilities, Regulations, Technology  /  No Comments

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Federal regulators are suing the nation’s No. 2 wireless carrier as agencies fight over jurisdiction in an Internet turf war.

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Study: Competition from Uber and Lyft helps the poor

By   /  October 29, 2014  /  Local Government, National, Nevada, News, Regulations, Technology  /  No Comments

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Low fares of competing taxi and ridesharing services enable the companies to serve low-income communities, according to a study published Tuesday.

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Privacy advocates blast New York financial regulators over Bitcoin licensing scheme

By   /  October 23, 2014  /  National, News, Regulations, Technology  /  No Comments

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Privacy advocates ripped into financial regulators Tuesday, saying potential regulations for digital currencies could harm free speech.

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Democrats continue pre-midterm push for Internet regulation

By   /  October 22, 2014  /  National, News, Spying, Technology  /  No Comments

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With several weeks left before the November midterm elections, yet another Democratic member of the House is offering ideas to FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler on how the government should police Internet traffic.

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Minority conflict over net neutrality goes to root of tech divide

By   /  October 21, 2014  /  National, News, Regulations, Technology  /  No Comments

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Organizations such as the NAACP and National Urban League, in addition to various Hispanic advocacy groups, are under fire for failing to advocate stricter regulation of Internet service providers, i.e., net neutrality.

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