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If You Care About Online Privacy, You Need to Move to This State — Now.

If You Care About Online Privacy, You Need to Move to This State — Now.

California is ramping up efforts to protect consumer privacy, creating a dedicated department in a state with a strong tech presence.
Margaret Rock in Politics



Finally, Something Facebook Can Do That Actually Makes a Difference In Our Nation.

Finally, Something Facebook Can Do That Actually Makes a Difference In Our Nation.

At a time when other states are purging voter registration rolls in the name of curbing electoral fraud, the state of Washington is stepping up efforts to encourage voting, debuting a Facebook app to help residents register to vote.
Margaret Rock in Politics



See the Air Force Step Up Cyber-Warfare Like You’ve Never Seen Before.

See the Air Force Step Up Cyber-Warfare Like You’ve Never Seen Before.

A secretive project in the Nevada desert is training U.S. Air Force officers in the growing threat of cyber warfare, which is rapidly replacing traditional weaponry in the skies and on the battlefield.
Sandy Fitzgerald in Strategies & Solutions



The Truth Behind Amazon’s Smartphone? It Sucks.

The Truth Behind Amazon’s Smartphone? It Sucks.

Amazon is moving into smartphones, but without a remarkable hook to snag customers, it could easily fall flat in a market teeming with worthy options.
Kate Knibbs in Strategies & Solutions



This One Thing Is Our Military’s New Secret Weapon. And You Have It, Too.

This One Thing Is Our Military’s New Secret Weapon. And You Have It, Too.

The U.S. military plans to leverage smartphones and other mobile devices in future military operations, suggesting soldiers will soon rely heavily on handsets in the field.
Kendra Srivastava in Strategies & Solutions



Carriers Fend Off Big Brother, But Not For Long

Carriers Fend Off Big Brother, But Not For Long

Government officials are bombarding phone carriers with requests for customer information, highlighting an increase in surveillance threatening consumer privacy.
Kate Knibbs in Verizon



Sen. Mike Lee Interview: Why Consumers Are Key to Antitrust Laws

Sen. Mike Lee Interview: Why Consumers Are Key to Antitrust Laws

As a ranking member of the Senate’s Antitrust subcommittee, Utah Republican Sen. Mike Lee keeps a keen eye on the practices of the technology industry’s heavy hitters.
Margaret Rock in Politics



U.N. Says Online Freedom Is Human Right

U.N. Says Online Freedom Is Human Right

The United Nations argues people should enjoy the same basic rights online as off, prompting controversy over the necessity for worldwide Internet freedom.
Kendra Srivastava in Politics



The Next Frontier for Internet Censorship

The Next Frontier for Internet Censorship

Ethiopia’s government is increasing online restrictions, a move that may slow the country’s economic progress while underscoring the need for an Internet Bill of Rights.
Kendra Srivastava in Politics



Rep. Joe Barton Interview: One Lawmaker’s Fight for Internet Privacy

Rep. Joe Barton Interview: One Lawmaker’s Fight for Internet Privacy

Worried about the massive amount of personal information on the Web that is collected about you? If so, a Texas lawmaker might have an idea that appeals to you.
Margaret Rock in Politics