America wakes up to the dark side of the internet

For decades, the internet has been seen by most Americans as a democratizing force that makes life easier and more enjoyable.

​Washington feeds uncertainty in a changing media landscape

One after another, regulators are making moves that underscore just how fast the media industry is changing, putting pressure on Washington to make sure laws keep up.

Ex-FCC Chair Genakowski: Move against AT&T is "chilling"

Former Federal Communications Commission Chairman Julius Genakowski, now a partner with The Carlyle Group, is troubled by the Department of Justice's efforts to block AT&T from buying Time Warner.

Digital media struggles to survive technology's chokehold

The economic strains of technology on the entire media landscape are intensifying.

Broadcasters are having a blockbuster year at the FCC

A big year of wins for the broadcasting industry is about to get even bigger with a pair of votes at the Federal Communications Commission on Nov 16. One proposal would lift rules that say one company can't own a television station and a newspaper

Facebook grows its lobbying army as it faces Russia probes

Facebook hired the former top aide to a lawmaker investigating how Russians may have used its platform to subvert the 2016 election to lobby on its behalf in Oct. Facebook is bolstering its forces in Washington amid unprecedented investigations in

The crisis in local news

The economic strains on local news have forced local outlets to close, shutter their print editions or consolidate into major holding groups, often headquartered in far-away cities.

Rep Blackburn bill would extend privacy rules to Google & Facebook

House Communications Subcommittee Chairwoman Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) introduced a bill that would apply privacy rules to internet service providers like AT&T and Comcast and web companies such as Google and Facebook.

FTC Commissioner McSweeny: Unwinding net neutrality favors "gatekeepers"

A Q&A with Commissioner Terrell McSweeny of the Federal Trade Commission.

FCC Chairman Pai courts conservative groups ahead of net neutrality fight

Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai has been lining up the conservative base to support him in the looming network neutrality fight.