Government & Communications

Attempts by governmental bodies to improve or impede communications with or between the citizenry.

Majority of Americans say President Trump is just venting when he calls the press 'enemies of the people'

A staple of President Donald Trump’s rallies is criticism of the news media, which he has often labeled as “enemies of the people.” What do the people think?

Microsoft to Host the Government’s Classified Data

Microsoft is making moves to target a growing multibillion market: hosting, storing and running the US government’s most sensitive classified secrets and data.

What's on the Line for Tech in SCOTUS Vote

What could Judge Brett Kavanaugh's addition to the Supreme Court mean for the tech sector? 

Trump’s tweets are less read and influential than people may think

A new Public Affairs Council/Morning Consult poll reveals that a majority of Americans have become indifferent toward President Trump's tweets on business, political news and campaign fina

President Trump to host tech execs at White House

President Donald Trump, who has accused Google's search engine of being biased against conservatives, is planning to host a conference with executives of internet companies, said his senior economic adviser, Larry Kudlow.

President Trump eliminates the middleman in his war against journalists

One component of the traditional relationship between the media and the president is that, when the president isn’t available to answer questions, his press secretary will do so.

Facebook wins court battle over law enforcement access to encrypted phone calls

Although the decision remains under seal, a federal judge in California apparently ruled that the government cannot force Facebook to break the encryption on its popular Messenger voice app in a criminal case in which agents wanted to intercept a

President Trump predicts media outlets are 'all going to endorse me'

President Donald Trump predicted that news organizations that he routinely attacks as "fake news" would endorse him in the future, saying that they would go out of business if he weren't in office.

White House distances itself from reports that President Trump could target Facebook, Google and Twitter with a new executive order

The White House sought to dis­tance it­self from re­ports that President Donald Trump is con­sid­er­ing an ex­ec­u­tive ord­er that would sub­ject tech giants like Facebook, Goo­gle and Twitter to federal in­ves­ti­gat­ions into al­leged po­lit­i­

New York Times Sues FCC for Net Neutrality Records

The New York Times is suing the Federal Communications Commission for records the newspaper alleges may reveal possible Russian government interference in a public comment period before the commission rolled back Obama-era network neutrality rules