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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

Oregon Chief Justice Questions State's Cellphone Password Arguments

Oregon justices wrestled with how to make a cellphone privacy rule outlining when it’s permissible for police to require someone to unlock an encrypted device. At livestreamed Supreme Court oral argument Tuesday in State v. Pittman, Chief Justice Martha Walters…Subscribe to Read >>

T-Mobile/Sprint Cleared by California, 2 Weeks After Transaction's Closing

T-Mobile/Sprint got its final OK, as California Public Utilities Commissioners voted 5-0 Thursday for a revised proposal that reasserted the agency’s authority to review the deal and adjusted some conditions (see 2004150058). The Utility Reform Network (TURN) said it's disappointed…Subscribe to Read >>

CPUC Proposes T-Mobile/Sprint Approval With Conditions

The path to closing T-Mobile/Sprint eased Wednesday as a California Public Utilities Commission judge proposed conditional OK. Hours earlier, the state's Attorney General Xavier Becerra (D) agreed states wouldn't appeal clearance by U.S. District Court for Southern District of New…Subscribe to Read >>

Calif. AG Mulls Options, CPUC Review After NY Declines T-Mobile/Sprint Appeal

Eyes are on California's attorney general after his New York counterpart said she won't appeal last week's court decision denying states' challenge against T-Mobile/Sprint. T-Mobile's stock price was up after it was upgraded by UBS, while other analysts looked for…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 v. Andrews…Subscribe to Read >>