Molly Wood

Why are tech companies suddenly pushing a federal online privacy law?

A Q&A with Cecilia Kang, New York Times technology reporter.

Is politics tearing apart the FCC? A retiring commissioner says yes.

A Q&A with Mignon Clyburn, outgoing commissioner at the Federal Communications Commission. 

Why federal regulations don't apply to online political campaign ads

A Q&A with Phil Weiser, a professor of law and telecommunications at the University of Colorado, about the state of online political advertising. 

Could municipal broadband provide another way online if net neutrality rules go away?

A Q&A with Christopher Mitchell, director of Community Broadband Networks for the Institute for Local Self-Reliance. 

Filter Failure: What's the news that's getting buried by the news?

What's the news that's getting buried by the news? A lot, actually. We're taking a look at one major story: media consolidation.

Let's build infrastructure, but we better make it smart

[Commentary] If we just blindly build networks of roads and bridges that are just like the ones we built in the 1950s, we could miss out on opportunities to nurture the autonomous car industry, innovative energy technologies, drone delivery airspa

Cutting the High Cost of Digital Living

To keep all the subscriptions straight, and to avoid paying for services no longer wanted or needed (or forgotten about entirely), it is worthwhile to conduct a regular audit of your digital life.

Swear Off Social Media, for Good or Just for Now

[Commentary] Social media can be a harmless and easy way to keep track of friends, family and news. It can also be addictive and invasive and produce an archive of bad behavior that can damage relationships or make it hard to get a new job.

TV Apps Are Soaring in Popularity, Report Says

When it comes to online video, people may not want to cut the cord. Instead, they want to take the cord with them.

How Young Is Too Young for a Digital Presence?

[Commentary] Some parents are already busy planning their kids’ online presence -- registering their babies for things like Facebook, web URLs, pages, Instagram feeds, Twitter handles, Tumblr accounts and email accounts on Yahoo and Gmail