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Cyberattacks on personal health records growing ‘exponentially’

2016 marks the 20th anniversary of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, better known as HIPAA.

Government ‘hacking’ and the Playpen search warrant

[Commentary] In recent months, over a dozen district courts have handed down divided opinions on the legality of a single search warrant that was used to search the computers of many visitors to a child pornography website.

Dear readers: Please stop calling us ‘the media.’ There is no such thing.

I’m writing because I have a request: Please stop calling us “the media.” Yes, in some sense, we are the media. But not in the blunt way you use the phrase. It’s so imprecise and generic that it has lost any meaning.

The three types of political astroturfing you’ll see in 2016

As more and more political discourse has moved to the Internet, the techniques of political "astroturfing" have multiplied. Here are what some of the motivated actors are attempting now:

Government lawyers don’t understand the Internet. That’s a problem.

[Commentary] Federal government lawyers are struggling to grasp the increasingly technical cases that come before them.

How Donald Trump’s Internet policy could benefit Russia

Reporting has uncovered extensive ties between Donald Trump and Russia.

Government lawyers don’t understand the Internet. That’s a problem.

[Commentary] The government’s lawyers are struggling to grasp the increasingly technical cases that come before them.

Trump once said TV ruined politics. Then it made him a star.

In 1980, in one of his first big TV interviews, Donald Trump was asked whether television was ruining politics. “It’s hurt the process very much,” Trump told NBC’s Rona Barrett.

Trump backs Ted Cruz’s Internet domain crusade

Sen Ted Cruz (R-TX) has yet to endorse Donald Trump for president, but Donald Trump is endorsing Ted Cruz’s top legislative priority.

Ted Cruz is wrong about how free speech is censored on the Internet

[Commentary] Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) wants to engineer a United States takeover of a key Internet organization, ICANN, in the name of protecting freedom of expression.