Regulation


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



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



Yikes! How Online Data Can Damage Your Credit Report

Yikes! How Online Data Can Damage Your Credit Report

Your online personal data could ruin your finances, as companies seeking to turn big profits on your information run afoul of fair credit reporting practices.
Margaret Rock in Regulation



How to Solve the Spectrum Crisis… With an App

How to Solve the Spectrum Crisis… With an App

Carriers continue to petition lawmakers to loosen regulations and alleviate spectrum shortage constraints, but a new app may do a more effective job easing the problem.
Kate Knibbs in Apps & Games



Why the U.S. Needs a Better Emergency Network

Why the U.S. Needs a Better Emergency Network

Phones come in handy in a crisis, as long as they work, and Japan is striving to build networks that work in the most extreme of conditions.
Kate Knibbs in Health & Safety



$200,000 Cell Phone Bill? FCC Says Not So Fast

$200,000 Cell Phone Bill? FCC Says Not So Fast

Nearly 30 million Americans, or one in six mobile users, experienced “bill shock,” a sudden and unexpected jump in monthly cellular bills, and the Federal Communications Commission is battling to combat the problem.
Margaret Rock in Verizon



Why Internet Control Isn’t So Bad

Why Internet Control Isn’t So Bad

The openness of the Internet is under threat from Facebook and Apple, and government control, Google co-founder Sergey Brin said, claiming the U.S. could turn into China or Iran. But is it really that bad?
Allen Tsai in Regulation



Town Bans All Drivers’ Cell Phone Use

Town Bans All Drivers’ Cell Phone Use

A new law bans drivers in Chapel Hill, N.C., from using any type of cell phone while behind the wheel, as governments grow increasingly concerned about road safety.
Melissa Daniels in Health & Safety



Self-Serve Prescriptions Are Just a Kiosk Away

Self-Serve Prescriptions Are Just a Kiosk Away

Certain prescription drugs may soon be available to consumers through digital kiosks, rather than a doctor’s diagnosis, underscoring the methods technology is transforming healthcare.
Melissa Daniels in Health & Safety



California Driving Deaths Fall After Cell Phone Ban

California Driving Deaths Fall After Cell Phone Ban

California’s phone ban is saving lives, according to reports, pointing to the benefits of government regulation to fuel similar support in other states.
Kate Knibbs in Regulation