Geoffrey Fowler

No, Mark Zuckerberg, we’re not really in control of our data

Some 45 times — I was counting — the Facebook CEO told members of Congress that we’re in control of our data, when it’s plainly impossible for most people to figure out how to do so.

Go ahead and #DeleteFacebook. But here’s the change we really need.

[Commentary] A storm dubbed #DeleteFacebook is brewing in techie communities, on Twitter and — irony alert — on Facebook.

Net neutrality keeps the Web from running like an airport security line. And it might go away.

Let’s talk about the end of net neutrality in terms of a hellscape everyone knows: airport security lines. Imagine Verizon and Comcast are running the security lines—and websites and services are the ones trying to get through. With net neutrality

Apple is sharing your face with apps. That’s a new privacy worry.

Beyond a photo, the iPhone X’s front sensors scan 30,000 points to make a 3D model of your face.

How Russian trolls got into your Facebook feed

On Nov 1, Congress released some of the 3,000 Facebook ads and Twitter accounts created by Russian operatives to sway American voters.  These disturbing messages, seen by up to 126 million Americans, raise thorny questions about Silicon Valley’s r

Geoffrey Fowler: Facebook Wants to Help You Be a Better Citizen

Facebook wants to get us more politically active in the real world. Facebook has rolled out a nonpartisan civic engagement service in the US called Town Hall.

For the Blind, an Actual-Reality Headset

The eSight 3—which weighs less than a quarter of a pound and is operated by hand-held remote—captures the world through a camera system and then displays it on OLED screens that sit very close to the eyes.

Can Tech Make Democracy Great Again?

Whatever you make of the outcome, the 2016 elections sucked many of us into a social media black hole that hasn’t left us much wiser or more empowered.

Why the Public Library Beats Amazon -- for Now

A growing stack of companies would like you to pay a monthly fee to read e-books, just like you subscribe to Netflix to binge on movies and TV shows. Don't bother. Go sign up for a public library card instead.

What You Can Do About Facebook Tracking

Here are four cold, hard realities of Facebook's privacy policies -- and what you can do about them right now: