Government & Communications

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

Remarks of Chairman Pai at 2017 Radio Show

Reducing burdens on broadcasters is a natural segue to my next topic: our across-the-board review of our media rules. Back in May, the Federal Communications Commission launched a comprehensive review of our media regulations.

President Trump’s voting commission broke the law with personal email use, lawsuit claims

As part of a new legal filing in a lawsuit over President Trump’s controversial “election integrity” commission, a group of lawyers says some members of the commission used personal e-mail to conduct government business, possibly in violation of f

Why Should Americans Care About Foreign Privacy?

[Commentary] Congress must decide by the end of 2017 whether to renew the National Security Agency’s power to engage in surveillance of communications that transit switches and servers inside the United States using a secret court order.

Homeland Security Adviser Urges Congress to Renew Controversial Surveillance Power

One of President Donald Trump’s top advisers called on Congress to reauthorize authorities that gives intelligence agencies the ability to collect and analyze communications of foreigners outside the US Homeland Security Adviser Tom Bossert said S

Using AI to identify protestors hiding behind hats or scarves is entirely possible

Artificial intelligence is giving rise to unprecedented capabilities for surveillance, from facial recognition at bridge crossings to the ability to identify thousands of people at once.

Feds Promised to Protect Dreamer Data. Now What?

When the Obama administration was designing Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), privacy was a chief concern for immigration advocates, who worried about having undocumented immigrants identify themselves to the government.

The latest Google controversy shows how corporate funding stifles criticism

A Q&A with media critic Douglas Rushkoff, a New York–based writer and professor at Queens College and author of "Throwing Rocks at the Google Bus: How Growth Became the Enemy of Prosperity."

Newt Minow: Lessons from the Cuban missile crisis

[Commentary] As one of the few remaining members of the Kennedy administration who participated in the 1962 Cuban missile crisis, I was an eyewitness to the crucial role that telecommunications played in averting nuclear disaster.

FCC’s Broken Comments System Could Help Doom Network Neutrality

The Federal Communications Commission’s public commenting process on network neutrality was such a debacle that the legitimacy of the entire body of comments is now in question. Many of the comments were filed with obviously bogus names.

Mueller Has Early Draft of Trump Letter Giving Reasons for Firing Comey

The special counsel, Robert S. Mueller III, has obtained a letter that President Donald Trump and a top political aide drafted in the days before President Trump fired the FBI director, James B.