Politics


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



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



Why Twitter’s Privacy Fight Matters

Why Twitter’s Privacy Fight Matters

An Occupy protestor’s tweets are the center of a legal maelstrom, sparking controversy over privacy on Twitter.
Kate Knibbs in Twitter



Protecting Our Internet Freedom

Protecting Our Internet Freedom

The Declaration of Internet Freedom seeks to protect online users from government and corporate interference, suggesting unfettered Internet access should be a basic human right.
Kendra Srivastava in Politics



Who the Internet Leaves Behind

Who the Internet Leaves Behind

Technology permeates the modern lifestyle, but large swaths of people are missing out on the revolution, even in developed nations like the U.S.
Kate Knibbs in Politics