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Facebook opens up ‘overwhelming data set’ for election research

Researchers will soon have a chance to study every link shared on Facebook, thanks to a new data set released through a research partnership with Social Science One.

'Information Fiduciary' would regulate Facebook without going through Congress

We’re trusting services like Facebook with our data, and that trust should come with concrete legal responsibilities.

Facebook-backed lawmakers are pushing to gut privacy law

As Mark Zuckerberg prepares to testify before Congress, Facebook is quietly fighting a crucial privacy measure in the Illinois Statehouse.

We have Abandoned Every Principle of the Free and Open Internet

"In a few years, men will be able to communicate more effectively through a machine than face to face.” It was 1968, and J.C.R. Licklider, a director at ARPA, had become convinced that humanity was on the cusp of a computing revolution. 

Anti-net neutrality spammers are impersonating real people to flood FCC comments

Thousands have posted comments on the Federal Communications Commission’s website in response to a proposed rollback of network neutrality internet protections, weighing in on whether and how to defend the open internet.

What does the new ISP data-sharing rollback actually change?

Congress shot down the Federal Communications Commission’s internet privacy rules this week, and in doing so, created a world of confusion over what Americans should expect when it comes to online privacy.

Losing the ISP privacy fight is only the beginning

The House of Representatives joined the Senate in a joint resolution to repeal the Federal Communications Commission’s recent privacy rules, leaving only President Donald Trump’s signature before the rules are officially revoked.

Department of Labor sues Google for withholding data in anti-discrimination audit

Google has been sued by the Department of Labor for withholding data in an ongoing audit.

Donald Trump asked Rupert Murdoch to name picks for FCC chair

Newscorp CEO Rupert Murdoch may have a significant influence in the next four years of American telecommunication policy.

Google just dodged a privacy lawsuit by scanning your emails a tiny bit slower

Google tentatively agreed to a series of changes in the way it collects data from Gmail, as part of a proposed settlement in Northern California District Court.