Reporting

FCC Chairman Pai Wants to Tweak Tribal Broadband Order

In a letter to New Mexico lawmakers, Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai said that a tribal broadband order approved in 2018 wrongly cuts out certain tribal telecom companies in that state.

The 'Wet Blanket' of 5G Wireless

During Senate Commerce’s field hearing in South Dakota on 5G wireless technology, Sioux Falls Mayor Paul TenHaken raised what he called “the wet blanket” of the coming wide-scale deployment: “I feel we also need to address ...

The Growth of Sinclair's Conservative Media Empire

Sinclair is the largest owner of television stations in the United States, with a hundred and ninety-two stations in eighty-nine markets.

Sen Sullivan Still Blocking FCC Nominations

Despite Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai’s attempt to resolve Sen. Dan Sullivan’s (R-AK) concerns over the subsidy funding flowing to his sta

New Leadership for Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board

The Senate confirmed the nominations of three members, including a new chairman, to the Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board — which has stood as a one-person show for roughly two years.

Sen. Grassley (R-IA) Wants Answers About Google+ 'Glitches'

Add Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Charles Grassley (R-IA) to the lengthening list of lawmakers who want answers from Google about the Google+ data vulnerability it chose not to tell its users about.

DOJ Slams AT&T 'Revisionist' Defense of Time Warner Deal

The Justice Department has minced no words in its reply to AT&T's defense of its purchase of Time Warner, telling a federal court that the company's brief was "little more than a revisionist 58-page summary of the district court’s opinion." An

Sen Mark Warner (D-VA) Is Coming for Tech's Too-Powerful

A Q&A with Sen Mark Warner (D-VA). 

Facebook purged over 800 accounts and pages pushing political messages for profit

Facebook said that it has purged more than 800 US publishers and accounts for flooding users with politically oriented content that violated the company’s spam policies, a move that could reignite accusations of political censorship.

Made and Distributed in the USA: Online Disinformation

There's been a shift in the flow of online disinformation, falsehoods meant to mislead and inflame.