Brian Fung

The Senate has advanced a bill to legalize cell phone unlocking

We're one step closer to a world where it's no longer a huge chore to take your existing cell phone to another network.

Calling 911 from your cell phone in DC? Good luck getting first-responders to find you.

Over a six-month period in 2013, Washington (DC) data show, calls to 911 were easily narrowed down to a general geographic area covered by a single cell tower.

Sen Al Franken accuses AT&T of ‘skirting’ net neutrality rules

One of the most vocal skeptics of industry consolidation, Sen Al Franken (D-MN) hasn't pulled any punches when it comes to the proposed merger between Comcast and Time Warner Cable -- a deal that would give Comcast control over roughly 30 percent

The journal that published Facebook’s psychological study is raising a red flag about it

Facebook's newsfeed study isn't just controversial among Internet users and academics, it turns out. Now, even the journal that published Facebook's research says it has reservations about having done so.

Urban libraries say they’re getting shortchanged in a battle for Wi-Fi funding

As far too many of us have learned as a result of the recession, the public library is often the only place where out-of-work Americans can go to apply for jobs and unemployment benefits online.

T-Mobile’s all-caps, exclamation-filled response to the FTC’s billing accusations

You would think a company that had just been accused of breaking the law would keep a low profile. But if we've learned anything about John Legere, the fiery chief executive of T-Mobile, it's that he doesn't do low-profile.

Why a government watchdog says your phone calls are private, but your e-mails are not

[Commentary] In a 191-page report, the Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board said that although the controversial PRISM program (among others) could be unconstitutional, it was mostly fine.

A win for transparency in campaign finance

Money in politics just got a little less opaque. A little-known rule by the Federal Communications Commission takes effect for every TV station in the country.

In defense of Facebook’s newsfeed study

[Commentary] Did Facebook overstep its bounds when it ran a secret psychological experiment on a fraction of its users in 2012? That's the question at the heart of the most recent Internet firestorm.

The SCOTUS privacy ruling is accelerating lawmakers’ push for e-mail protections

Privacy-minded lawmakers are already capitalizing on an opening created by the Supreme Court when it unanimously ruled that police must have a warrant to search your cell phone.