Boston Globe: Kerry establishes LGBT envoy to advocate for rights overseas

WASHINGTON —The Department of State will announce the appointment later this month of a special envoy to advocate for the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people overseas, a State Department official told the Globe on Thursday. The move would preempt a bill sponsored by Massachusetts Senator Edward J. Markey, which called for the […] More »

Beta Boston: Markey says FCC is ‘finally getting it right’

More than a decade after Senator Ed Markey first championed rules for the Internet, he may finally get his way. Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler on Wednesday released a plan that would expand its authority over broadband providers by treating the Internet as a public utility. The move, if approved later this month, would […] More »

WBUR: Massachusetts Senator Ed Markey on Net Neutrality

We look at the push for net neutrality, the idea that internet providers should treat all traffic equally. Thursday, supporters of that principal, which includes a lot tech companies here in Massachusetts, are cheering a decision by the chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, Tom Wheeler, who released a plan to regulate the Internet like […] More »

WCVB: Markey: Put brakes on hackers driving your car

BOSTON —Sen. Ed Markey called Monday for new standards after a report exposed how vulnerable the vehicle you drive every day may be to a hacker. Markey questioned 16 automobile manufacturers last year about vehicle technologies such as Bluetooth and wireless internet access. The responses show they have not addressed the real possibilities of hacker […] More »