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When the tplf took over the first time, thousands of people, gonderes who were native to wolkait-tegede, became displaced, history seems to be repeating itself.

This has already been the case this year in the regions of amhara and afar, resulting in looting, extrajudicial killings and families being unable to bury their loved ones.

Before coming to politico, caitlin worked on the social desk for abc news’ d.C. Bureau, where she used social media to monitor coverage areas, curated images and videos for broadcasts, pitched and reported out stories and collaborated on breaking news.

— former white house counsel pat cipollone is joining browne george ross as a name partner and a member of the executive committee.The board of directors is the highest decision making body and the officers, who are also board members, are mandated to perform day to day functions of the organization.In 2021, fitsum announced the establishment of the american ethiopian public affairs committee .

Caitlin oprysko covers lobbying for politico and writes the influence newsletter.

She was previously a breaking news reporter for politico, covering the 2018 midterms, 2020 election and everything in between.

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Comcast may be harming its reputation by failing to reveal all of its lobbying activities, including its involvement in trade associations and lobbying at the state level, a group of shareholders says in a proposal that asks for more lobbying disclosures.

Comcast's disclosures for its lobbying of state governments "are often cursory or non-existent," and Comcast's failure to disclose its involvement in trade associations means that "investors have neither an accurate picture of the company's total lobbying expenditures nor an understanding of its priorities, interests, or potential risks from memberships," the proposal said.

"Comcast's lack of transparency around its lobbying poses risks to its already troubled reputation, which is concerning in a highly regulated industry, especially given the rise of public Internet alternatives."

It asks for an annual report disclosing, among other things, "Payments by Comcast used for (a) direct or indirect lobbying or (b) grassroots lobbying communications" and information on "Comcast's membership in and payments to any tax-exempt organization that writes and endorses model legislation."

The Friends Fiduciary proposal pressures Comcast to disclose more of its state-level lobbying activity.

"[O]ur Board believes that the requirements in this proposal are burdensome and an unproductive use of our resources and are not in the best interests of our shareholders," Comcast said in a rebuttal included in its proxy statement.

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Inc. was lobbying lawmakers and federal agencies to ease up on regulation of credit-reporting companies in the months before its massive data breach.

Among the issues on which it lobbied was limiting the legal liability of credit-reporting companies.

Equifax has also lobbied Congress and regulatory agencies on issues around “data security and breach notification” and “cybersecurity threat information sharing,” according to its lobbying disclosures.

In 2016 and 2015, the company’s reports show it spent $1.1 million and $1.02 million, respectively, on lobbying activities.

While the company had broadly similar lobbying issues in those years, the liability matter was new in 2017.

They were lobbying on similar issues as Equifax, including liability.

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Angel Collins 2021-07-27
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Toyota has stepped up lobbying to preserve its investments in hybrids, hydrogen.
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Nicholas Patton 2017-07-24
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Companies use in the united states significant sums on lobbying to influence government decisions.

MacRumors report, apple's lobbying expenditure has grown dramatically, after Donald Trump started the oval office valtijan.

the Apple is recorded to have used the current year's second quarter to eur 2.2 million Trump government lobbying.

in the first quarter of this year lobbying to return $ 1.4 million.

Half a year's time the money has been spent already total 3.6 million dollars.

in Comparison, MacRumors notes that Barack obama's last full president in 2016, the lobbying expenditures were for the first half year period of $ 1.1 million and the first posts in the corresponding period of 730 000 usd.

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When it comes to lobbying the federal government, no one does it bigger than Alphabet, Google's parent company.

The tech giant spent millions on lobbying efforts in 2016, outpacing other companies like Amazon and Facebook by millions of dollars.

That's according to the Center for Responsive Politics, which compiled lobbying expenditures from the Senate Office of Public Records up until October 2016.

The records show that while Alphabet spent millions this year, it was down from the $16,660,000 it spent in 2015.

Read below to find out how much some of the biggest tech firms in the nation spent on lobbying this year.

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Ronnie Allen 2017-09-12

Equifax Inc. was lobbying lawmakers and federal agencies to ease up on regulation of credit-reporting companies in the months before its massive data breach.

Equifax spent at least $500,000 on lobbying Congress and federal regulators in the first half of 2017, according to its congressional lobbying-disclosure reports.

Among the issues on which it lobbied was limiting the legal liability of credit-reporting companies.

The amount Equifax spent in the first half of this year appears to be in line with previous spending.

In 2016 and 2015, the company’s reports show it spent $1.1 million and $1.02 million, respectively, on lobbying activities.

While the company had broadly similar lobbying issues in those years, the liability matter was new in 2017.

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Henry Lawrence 2019-01-23
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Tech giants kicked up their spending on Capitol Hill in 2018, as companies like Google, Facebook and Amazon led record-setting lobbying efforts.

Google led the charge, spending more than $21.2 million on lobbying last year.

Facebook, challenged with issues like slowing user growth and a massive data privacy scandal, spent $12.6 million on lobbying efforts in 2018.

The increased spending comes as lawmakers turn their attention to regulating the tech industry, with issues like privacy legislation, net neutrality, election integrity, 5G connectivity and cybersecurity among their concerns.

Almost every major tech company across the board spent more on lobbying in 2018 than they did in 2017, except for Apple, which spent $6.6 million compared with $7 million in the year before.

With the increased spending came increased scrutiny from lawmakers.

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Google is spending heavily on lobbying governments and communications staff as part of its strategy to protect its image from allegations of tax avoidance and failure to curb extremist content online.

According to the EU Transparency Register Google spent €4.25m on lobbying Brussels last year and currently has 14 people directly involved in lobbying the EU, nine of whom have clearance to enter the European parliament.

While having lobbyist is not uncommon for big companies, Google’s level of spend far outstrips other brands.

By comparison Tesco, one of the UK’s biggest retailers, has one staff member in Brussels and spent €200,000 on lobbying in 2016.

The Times claims Google’s political operations go far beyond the norm given its record of hiring lobbyist connected to the highest levels of government.

It had previously employed Rachel Whetstone, the wife of Steve Hilton who was David Cameron’s former director of strategy to serve as its head of communications.

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Johnny Ament 2017-07-26
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Amy Lewis, Ed Saipetch, Peter Smallbone and Greg Knieriemen are all together this week on the nerdcast to discuss UK internet problems, the year of VDI... again, tech lobbying and drones.

(13:31) Birmingham moves and UK broadband

(22:06) Tech giants spend big on lobbying

(29:11) Peter schmoozes the Prime Minister

(32:22) New tech terms quiz

IoT devices for the home

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James Mccullough 2017-04-22
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the president Trump the administration of the new policy are still unclear.

It is also reflected in the technology companies lobbying budget.

Several us technology have increased their lobbying budgets in Washington, survives in the company of the beginning of the year report documents.

for Example, Facebook spent on lobbying during January-march 3.2 million dollars, about one-sixth of the more than a year ago corresponding period, told CNBC.

facebook's lobbying was associated, inter alia, foreign workers visas, the internet regulatory and tax matters.

Also on Amazon and Google used a the beginning of the year during the more than three million dollars impact on your money in Washington.

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Earl Ledet 2017-11-14
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Streaming boxes, like those running Kodi, are the new popular way of pirating things.

To the point where rights holders are doing their very best to ensure that the entire business dies - or at the very least stops being so widespread.

So it's no surprise that the MPAA has been lobbying members of the US Congress about the issue.

TorrentFreak points out that a lot of the lobbying is going on behind closed doors, so we'll never know the specifics of what it involves.

However, the quarterly disclosure reports provide some insight into what's going one - and the most recent form features a number of new topics.

Among those topics are set-top top boxes, pre-loaded boxes, and streaming piracy in general.

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Ryan Pak 2019-10-05
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Apple spent less on lobbying than Microsoft, Facebook, Amazon, and Alphabet.

However, Apple CEO Tim Cook has forged close ties with President Donald Trump, his daughter Ivanka Trump, and Trump's senior adviser Jared Kushner, the Wall Street Journal's Tripp Mickle reports.

If Cook disagrees with one of Trump's policies, he often lets the administration know before taking a stance.

Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories.

Even though Apple has spent less on lobbying than the other tech giants, CEO Tim Cook has forged close ties with President Donald Trump, the Wall Street Journal's Tripp Mickle reports.

Since 2017, Apple has spent nearly $18 million on lobbying, according to the Center for Responsive Politics.

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Alvaro Okajima 2021-01-04
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Ericsson CEO Börje Ekholm is continuing to lobby the Swedish government to overturn a ban of Huawei’s equipment. Ekholm has been vocal in opposing the ban since it was announced in October last year. Dagens Nyheter reports Ekholm has sent a series of phone messages to Foreign Trade Minister Anna Hallberg calling for her to... Read more »

The post Ericsson CEO continues lobbying Swedish gov to overturn Huawei ban appeared first on Telecoms Tech News.

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Manuel Scarborough 2019-01-23
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Google's tab for lobbying the US government hit a record level last year, as life under the Trump administration left big tech firms in the spotlight.

Google parent firm Alphabet said it spent $21.2m (£16.3m) on political lobbying costs in the US last year, topping its previous all-time high of $18.2m achieved in 2012.

Facebook also disclosed a record level of lobbying costs for the last year on Tuesday, reaching $12.6m.

The chief executives of both firms testified before US authorities last year, as well as a number of their senior leadership, as their policy on political advertisements, fake news and bipartisanship were questioned.

Google spent $18m on lobbying in 2017 while Facebook spent $11.5m, according to data compiled by the independent Centre for Responsive Politics.

Microsoft was the third biggest spender at $9.5m, up from $8.5m in 2017 but below its 2013 bill of $10.5m.

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Scott Morell 2020-10-29
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Schibsted is one of the newest members of the Coalition for App Fairness, a group that includes the likes of Epic Games and Spotify.

The post Why Nordic publishing giant Schibsted joined the coalition lobbying for Apple App Store ‘fairness’ appeared first on Digiday.

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2021-11-06
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When the tplf took over the first time, thousands of people, gonderes who were native to wolkait-tegede, became displaced, history seems to be repeating itself.

This has already been the case this year in the regions of amhara and afar, resulting in looting, extrajudicial killings and families being unable to bury their loved ones.

Before coming to politico, caitlin worked on the social desk for abc news’ d.C. Bureau, where she used social media to monitor coverage areas, curated images and videos for broadcasts, pitched and reported out stories and collaborated on breaking news.

— former white house counsel pat cipollone is joining browne george ross as a name partner and a member of the executive committee.The board of directors is the highest decision making body and the officers, who are also board members, are mandated to perform day to day functions of the organization.In 2021, fitsum announced the establishment of the american ethiopian public affairs committee .

Caitlin oprysko covers lobbying for politico and writes the influence newsletter.

She was previously a breaking news reporter for politico, covering the 2018 midterms, 2020 election and everything in between.

Daniel Patel 2017-09-11
img

Inc. was lobbying lawmakers and federal agencies to ease up on regulation of credit-reporting companies in the months before its massive data breach.

Among the issues on which it lobbied was limiting the legal liability of credit-reporting companies.

Equifax has also lobbied Congress and regulatory agencies on issues around “data security and breach notification” and “cybersecurity threat information sharing,” according to its lobbying disclosures.

In 2016 and 2015, the company’s reports show it spent $1.1 million and $1.02 million, respectively, on lobbying activities.

While the company had broadly similar lobbying issues in those years, the liability matter was new in 2017.

They were lobbying on similar issues as Equifax, including liability.

Nicholas Patton 2017-07-24
img

Companies use in the united states significant sums on lobbying to influence government decisions.

MacRumors report, apple's lobbying expenditure has grown dramatically, after Donald Trump started the oval office valtijan.

the Apple is recorded to have used the current year's second quarter to eur 2.2 million Trump government lobbying.

in the first quarter of this year lobbying to return $ 1.4 million.

Half a year's time the money has been spent already total 3.6 million dollars.

in Comparison, MacRumors notes that Barack obama's last full president in 2016, the lobbying expenditures were for the first half year period of $ 1.1 million and the first posts in the corresponding period of 730 000 usd.

Ronnie Allen 2017-09-12

Equifax Inc. was lobbying lawmakers and federal agencies to ease up on regulation of credit-reporting companies in the months before its massive data breach.

Equifax spent at least $500,000 on lobbying Congress and federal regulators in the first half of 2017, according to its congressional lobbying-disclosure reports.

Among the issues on which it lobbied was limiting the legal liability of credit-reporting companies.

The amount Equifax spent in the first half of this year appears to be in line with previous spending.

In 2016 and 2015, the company’s reports show it spent $1.1 million and $1.02 million, respectively, on lobbying activities.

While the company had broadly similar lobbying issues in those years, the liability matter was new in 2017.

Eric Vela 2017-06-28
img

Google is spending heavily on lobbying governments and communications staff as part of its strategy to protect its image from allegations of tax avoidance and failure to curb extremist content online.

According to the EU Transparency Register Google spent €4.25m on lobbying Brussels last year and currently has 14 people directly involved in lobbying the EU, nine of whom have clearance to enter the European parliament.

While having lobbyist is not uncommon for big companies, Google’s level of spend far outstrips other brands.

By comparison Tesco, one of the UK’s biggest retailers, has one staff member in Brussels and spent €200,000 on lobbying in 2016.

The Times claims Google’s political operations go far beyond the norm given its record of hiring lobbyist connected to the highest levels of government.

It had previously employed Rachel Whetstone, the wife of Steve Hilton who was David Cameron’s former director of strategy to serve as its head of communications.

James Mccullough 2017-04-22
img

the president Trump the administration of the new policy are still unclear.

It is also reflected in the technology companies lobbying budget.

Several us technology have increased their lobbying budgets in Washington, survives in the company of the beginning of the year report documents.

for Example, Facebook spent on lobbying during January-march 3.2 million dollars, about one-sixth of the more than a year ago corresponding period, told CNBC.

facebook's lobbying was associated, inter alia, foreign workers visas, the internet regulatory and tax matters.

Also on Amazon and Google used a the beginning of the year during the more than three million dollars impact on your money in Washington.

Ryan Pak 2019-10-05
img

Apple spent less on lobbying than Microsoft, Facebook, Amazon, and Alphabet.

However, Apple CEO Tim Cook has forged close ties with President Donald Trump, his daughter Ivanka Trump, and Trump's senior adviser Jared Kushner, the Wall Street Journal's Tripp Mickle reports.

If Cook disagrees with one of Trump's policies, he often lets the administration know before taking a stance.

Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories.

Even though Apple has spent less on lobbying than the other tech giants, CEO Tim Cook has forged close ties with President Donald Trump, the Wall Street Journal's Tripp Mickle reports.

Since 2017, Apple has spent nearly $18 million on lobbying, according to the Center for Responsive Politics.

Manuel Scarborough 2019-01-23
img

Google's tab for lobbying the US government hit a record level last year, as life under the Trump administration left big tech firms in the spotlight.

Google parent firm Alphabet said it spent $21.2m (£16.3m) on political lobbying costs in the US last year, topping its previous all-time high of $18.2m achieved in 2012.

Facebook also disclosed a record level of lobbying costs for the last year on Tuesday, reaching $12.6m.

The chief executives of both firms testified before US authorities last year, as well as a number of their senior leadership, as their policy on political advertisements, fake news and bipartisanship were questioned.

Google spent $18m on lobbying in 2017 while Facebook spent $11.5m, according to data compiled by the independent Centre for Responsive Politics.

Microsoft was the third biggest spender at $9.5m, up from $8.5m in 2017 but below its 2013 bill of $10.5m.

Corey Matthew 2019-05-23
img

Comcast may be harming its reputation by failing to reveal all of its lobbying activities, including its involvement in trade associations and lobbying at the state level, a group of shareholders says in a proposal that asks for more lobbying disclosures.

Comcast's disclosures for its lobbying of state governments "are often cursory or non-existent," and Comcast's failure to disclose its involvement in trade associations means that "investors have neither an accurate picture of the company's total lobbying expenditures nor an understanding of its priorities, interests, or potential risks from memberships," the proposal said.

"Comcast's lack of transparency around its lobbying poses risks to its already troubled reputation, which is concerning in a highly regulated industry, especially given the rise of public Internet alternatives."

It asks for an annual report disclosing, among other things, "Payments by Comcast used for (a) direct or indirect lobbying or (b) grassroots lobbying communications" and information on "Comcast's membership in and payments to any tax-exempt organization that writes and endorses model legislation."

The Friends Fiduciary proposal pressures Comcast to disclose more of its state-level lobbying activity.

"[O]ur Board believes that the requirements in this proposal are burdensome and an unproductive use of our resources and are not in the best interests of our shareholders," Comcast said in a rebuttal included in its proxy statement.

Angel Collins 2021-07-27
img
Toyota has stepped up lobbying to preserve its investments in hybrids, hydrogen.
Raymond Maxwell 2016-12-22
img

When it comes to lobbying the federal government, no one does it bigger than Alphabet, Google's parent company.

The tech giant spent millions on lobbying efforts in 2016, outpacing other companies like Amazon and Facebook by millions of dollars.

That's according to the Center for Responsive Politics, which compiled lobbying expenditures from the Senate Office of Public Records up until October 2016.

The records show that while Alphabet spent millions this year, it was down from the $16,660,000 it spent in 2015.

Read below to find out how much some of the biggest tech firms in the nation spent on lobbying this year.

Henry Lawrence 2019-01-23
img

Tech giants kicked up their spending on Capitol Hill in 2018, as companies like Google, Facebook and Amazon led record-setting lobbying efforts.

Google led the charge, spending more than $21.2 million on lobbying last year.

Facebook, challenged with issues like slowing user growth and a massive data privacy scandal, spent $12.6 million on lobbying efforts in 2018.

The increased spending comes as lawmakers turn their attention to regulating the tech industry, with issues like privacy legislation, net neutrality, election integrity, 5G connectivity and cybersecurity among their concerns.

Almost every major tech company across the board spent more on lobbying in 2018 than they did in 2017, except for Apple, which spent $6.6 million compared with $7 million in the year before.

With the increased spending came increased scrutiny from lawmakers.

Johnny Ament 2017-07-26
img

Amy Lewis, Ed Saipetch, Peter Smallbone and Greg Knieriemen are all together this week on the nerdcast to discuss UK internet problems, the year of VDI... again, tech lobbying and drones.

(13:31) Birmingham moves and UK broadband

(22:06) Tech giants spend big on lobbying

(29:11) Peter schmoozes the Prime Minister

(32:22) New tech terms quiz

IoT devices for the home

Earl Ledet 2017-11-14
img

Streaming boxes, like those running Kodi, are the new popular way of pirating things.

To the point where rights holders are doing their very best to ensure that the entire business dies - or at the very least stops being so widespread.

So it's no surprise that the MPAA has been lobbying members of the US Congress about the issue.

TorrentFreak points out that a lot of the lobbying is going on behind closed doors, so we'll never know the specifics of what it involves.

However, the quarterly disclosure reports provide some insight into what's going one - and the most recent form features a number of new topics.

Among those topics are set-top top boxes, pre-loaded boxes, and streaming piracy in general.

Alvaro Okajima 2021-01-04
img

Ericsson CEO Börje Ekholm is continuing to lobby the Swedish government to overturn a ban of Huawei’s equipment. Ekholm has been vocal in opposing the ban since it was announced in October last year. Dagens Nyheter reports Ekholm has sent a series of phone messages to Foreign Trade Minister Anna Hallberg calling for her to... Read more »

The post Ericsson CEO continues lobbying Swedish gov to overturn Huawei ban appeared first on Telecoms Tech News.

Scott Morell 2020-10-29
img

Schibsted is one of the newest members of the Coalition for App Fairness, a group that includes the likes of Epic Games and Spotify.

The post Why Nordic publishing giant Schibsted joined the coalition lobbying for Apple App Store ‘fairness’ appeared first on Digiday.