House Commerce Takes on Paid Prioritization, an Essential Tenet to the Open Internet

[Commentary] On April 17, the House Commerce Subcommittee on Communications and Technology will hold a hearing on paid prioritization -- an issue that is central to the net neutrality debate.

No, Mark Zuckerberg, we’re not really in control of our data

Some 45 times — I was counting — the Facebook CEO told members of Congress that we’re in control of our data, when it’s plainly impossible for most people to figure out how to do so.

Better Privacy Protections Won’t Kill Free Facebook.

Setting aside that some people might actually like the option of paying for services in exchange for enhanced privacy protection, history tells us that advertising can support free content just fine without needing to know every detail of our live

What the government could actually do about Facebook

As Mark Zuckerberg appears before Congress, a look at what lawmakers can and can’t do about Facebook.

Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg testifies before Congress: What comes next?

What will happen after Zuckerberg’s testimony?

Yes, Sinclair Broadcast Group does cut local news, increase national news and tilt its stations rightward

Critics have claimed that Sinclair — a company with close ties to the Trump Administration and conservative politicians — is pushing its stations away from local coverage and toward a partisan brand of political reporting on national politics.

Why Mark Zuckerberg's Senate hearing could mean little for Facebook's privacy reform

Facebook's lobbying influence — along with Mark Zuckerberg’s expected mea culpa — may be enough, privacy experts say, to blunt any talk of significant consumer privacy regulations meant to reign in Facebook and other tech giants, regardless of the

Is the GDPR Right for the United States?

Europe’s new privacy law, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will enter into force in May 2018.

A dilemma for pro-Trump media: How to hit Facebook without dinging the president

In the alternate reality constructed by some of President Donald Trump's media boosters, the big question Zuckerberg must answer is not about privacy or propaganda but about Facebook's alleged bias against conservatives. To scrutinize Facebook on

Is Facebook a 'Bug' in Our Democracy? Part 1

[Analysis] Is it time to recognize that Facebook, and ‘Big Tech’ at large, may be a bug in our democracy? The Cambridge Analytica story reveals the harmful effects of business models that rely on massive data collection. What is lost is our privac