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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

Facebook Privacy Officer Says Apple Threatens Online Ad System

Apple threatens online advertising through its anticipated policy requiring developers to gain consent for tracking users across platforms and sites, Facebook Chief Privacy Officer-Policy Erin Egan said Friday. Privacy claims shouldn’t be used to oppose ads, which is the basis…Subscribe to Read >>

2 FTC Commissioners Push Back on Chair's Early Termination Suspension

The FTC’s indefinite suspension of granting early termination (ET) will “have a real-world impact,” and the policy justification isn’t sufficient, Commissioner Noah Phillips told us Monday. An aide for Commissioner Christine Wilson also criticized the suspension Monday. Acting Chair Rebecca…Subscribe to Read >>

Senate Homeland Security Probing SolarWinds Attacks; Hearing Possible

The Senate Homeland Security Committee is investigating the SolarWinds cyberattack and exploring a potential hearing, Chairman Gary Peters, D-Mich., told us: “We’re going to do an investigation, look into that and look at a potential hearing.” Microsoft, Google, FireEye and…Subscribe to Read >>

Louisiana Republican Plans Bill Requiring Real Identities on Social Media

John Kennedy, R-La., plans legislation that could require social media users use legal identities, he told us Thursday. He and several other senators had differing reactions to Facebook’s oversight board, which released its first content moderation decisions Thursday, overturning four…Subscribe to Read >>

Klobuchar Pushing for Antitrust Law Update in 2021

Expect increased agency oversight and a concerted effort to update antitrust laws in 2021, said Senate Antitrust Subcommittee Chair Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., Wednesday at a Public Knowledge virtual event. Facebook Oversight Board Member Jamal Greene said to expect the board’s…Subscribe to Read >>