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Biography for Adam Bender

Adam Bender, Associate Editor, is the state and local telecommunications reporter for Communications Daily, where he also has covered Congress and the Federal Communications Commission. He has won awards for his Warren Communications News reporting from the Society of Professional Journalists, Specialized Information Publishers Association and the Society for Advancing Business Editing and Writing. Bender studied print journalism at American University and is the author of dystopian science-fiction novels. You can follow Bender at and @WatchAdam on Twitter.

Recent Articles by Adam Bender

ACLU Asks Court to Reject ISP Suit Against Maine ISP Privacy Law

Maine should fight a lawsuit by national ISP associations challenging a state ISP privacy law, said the American Civil Liberties Union and an ex-FCC official Tuesday. CTIA, NCTA, USTelecom and the American Cable Association sued Maine Friday in…Subscribe to Read >>

Washington State Privacy Bill Cleared by Key Committees

Up against deadline to vote legislation out of committee, Washington state’s House Innovation, Technology and Economic Development Committee cleared a comprehensive privacy bill. It's based on a Senate bill that’s supported by Microsoft and opposed by consumer privacy advocates…Subscribe to Read >>

New York Makes Full-Court Press for RDOF Inclusion Ahead of Vote

Receiving FCC funding previously is no reason to exclude New York state from the Rural Digital Opportunity Fund, state government and others from New York said in interviews. New York’s state broadband office, congressional delegation and telecom companies continue…Subscribe to Read >>

NJ Justices Ask if Forced Smartphone Unlocking Constitutional

TRENTON -- New Jersey justices waded into a growing national debate whether the Fifth Amendment stops law enforcement from forcing someone to enter a password to unlock an encrypted smartphone. The Supreme Court heard argument Tuesday in State…Subscribe to Read >>

Washington State House Members Don't Yet Embrace Senate Privacy Bill

Washington state's Senate overstated House support for its privacy bill, said Democratic and Republican heads of the committee overseeing the issue in the House. The chambers are edging toward agreement, said House Innovation and Technology and Economic Development Committee…Subscribe to Read >>