Brian Fung

How a deal with Comcast could force Apple to cede tight control over its products

Apple is said to be seeking a dedicated fast-lane for its streaming product over Comcast's broadband pipes.

Why do governments keep banning social media when it never works out for them?

[Commentary] You'd think world leaders would know better. Shut down the Internet (or some services that it hosts), and the users will come after you.

The FCC and Rural Call Completion

The Federal Communications Commission is requiring phone companies with more than 100,000 domestic subscribers to submit aggregated reports on calls that customers make to rural areas.

Shocker! The more people use the Internet, the less they like Web censorship

According the Pew Research Center, Internet usage and support for net freedom share a close relationship -- no matter where you live.

How a laser beam could quadruple the speed of the Internet

Researchers from the California Institute of Technology say they've come up with a new kind of laser that's capable of quadrupling the bandwidth on today's fastest fiber optic networks.

These officials took the CIA to task in the 1970s for illegal spying. Now they want another investigation.

A team of former congressional investigators is calling for a new inquiry into the Central Intelligence Agency -- not unlike one they performed nearly four decades ago.

How AT&T and T-Mobile are ripping off their prepaid customers

Federal regulators may have approved AT&T's bid to merge with Leap Wireless, aka Cricket -- a deal that will add 5 million customers to AT&T's rolls.

The case for Web sites ending in ‘.sucks’

[Commentary] Should people be banned from registering domain names that end in ".sucks"? It's easy to see how this could get out of hand.

Microsoft is using your data to target political ads on Xbox Live

Microsoft is trying to persuade politicians to take out targeted ads on Xbox Live, Skype, MSN and other company platforms as midterm elections begin heating up around the country.

Last year’s CBS blackout was terrible for everyone. Here’s one idea to fix it.

[Commentary] Remember the Great CBS Blackout of 2013?