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Biography for Karl Herchenroeder

Karl Herchenroeder, Assistant Editor, is a technology policy journalist for publications including Communications Daily. Born in Rockville, Maryland, he joined the Warren Communications News staff in 2018. He began his journalism career in 2012 at the Aspen Times in Aspen, Colorado, where he covered city government. After that, he covered the nuclear industry for ExchangeMonitor in Washington. You can follow Herchenroeder on Twitter: @karlherk

Recent Articles by Karl Herchenroeder

House Antitrust Chair Floats Merger Moratorium as Google Pursues Fitbit

It’s worth Congress considering a merger moratorium, House Antitrust Subcommittee Chairman David Cicilline, D-R.I., told reporters after raising concerns about Google buying Fitbit at a hearing Wednesday (see 1911080062). Cicilline said FTC Chairman Joe Simons and DOJ Antitrust…Subscribe to Read >>

Senate Intelligence Not Planning Open Hearing on Phone Surveillance Program

The Senate Intelligence Committee's “not planning” an open hearing on USA Patriot Act Section 215, Chairman Richard Burr, R-N.C., told us. That's despite requests from Democratic members Ron Wyden, Ore., and Martin Heinrich, N.M. (see 1911060045).Subscribe to Read >>

Senators Raise Concerns About Google Buying Fitbit, Amid DOJ Scrutiny

Regulators shouldn’t approve Google’s buy of Fitbit (see 1911010054) until various antitrust investigations are complete, Sen. Josh Hawley, R-Mo., told us this week. Other concerned senators in interviews urged antitrust regulators to respond to a platform facing mounting…Subscribe to Read >>

Senate Judiciary Unconvinced NSA Phone Record Program Is Warranted

Senate Judiciary Committee members weren’t swayed by intelligence officials Wednesday to reauthorize a controversial Patriot Act-related phone records program (see 1908160057). “I’m torn,” Chairman Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., told us after a hearing on USA Patriot Act Section 215…Subscribe to Read >>

Hawley Considers TikTok Data Collection National Security Threat

TikTok is collecting enormous amounts of data (see 1911040034), which the Chinese government can legally access through parent company ByteDance, posing a major national security threat, Senate Crime and Terrorism Subcommittee Chairman Josh Hawley, R-Mo., told reporters Tuesday.Subscribe to Read >>