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The battle lines are being drawn in T-Mobile/Sprint merger

T-Mobile appears to be rallying former regulators and legislators to its side, while some congressional Democrats and some public interest groups are formulating their arguments against the deal. Sitting in the middle are the Federal Communication

How voters lost the freedom to access the campaign website of their choice

[Commentary] The Senate may soon be voting on net neutrality.

Sprint and T-Mobile CEOs Are in Washington to Sell Their Merger. Here’s What They’ll Confront.

Here’s what three government agencies will weigh as they consider the T-Mobile/Sprint merger.

Why Republicans Can't Vote For Net Neutrality CRA

[Op-ed] There is considerable confusion about what’s really at stake in the congressional debates over net neutrality and online privacy regulation.

AT&T and cable lobby are terrified of a California net neutrality bill

Internet service providers celebrated  when the Federal Communications Commission voted to eliminate nationwide net neutrality rules that prohibit blocking, throttling, and paid prioritization.

Knowledge Gap Hinders Ability of Congress to Regulate Silicon Valley

With bipartisan agreement, members of Congress said that Silicon Valley needed to be reined in with new regulations. But time and again, when the most pressing issues have landed on Capitol Hill — like gun violence, school shootings, immigration a

Is Facebook a 'Bug' in Our Democracy? Part 1

[Analysis] Is it time to recognize that Facebook, and ‘Big Tech’ at large, may be a bug in our democracy? The Cambridge Analytica story reveals the harmful effects of business models that rely on massive data collection. What is lost is our privac

Facebook Under Fire: How Privacy Crisis Could Change Big Data Forever

The biggest risk to Facebook — and the digital-ad business overall — would be a wide-ranging privacy-protection law on the order of the 2010 Dodd-Frank Act in the banking sector.

President Trump hates Amazon, not Facebook

Capitol Hill wants Facebook’s blood, but President Trump isn’t interested. Instead, the tech behemoth he wants to go after is Amazon. Trump's wealthy friends tell him Amazon is destroying their businesses.

What Would Regulating Facebook Look Like?

What would it look like if Congress gave the Federal Trade Commission better tools to address online privacy?