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Will Donald Trump Dismantle the Internet as We Know It?

The Republican party’s 2016 platform referred to existing network neutrality rules as the “gravest peril” putting “the survival of the internet as we know it ...

People Censor Themselves Online for Fear of Being Harassed

Nearly half of American Internet users have been harassed or abused online, according to a new study published by Data & Society, a technology-focused think tank. Some groups are more often targeted than others.

Why Silicon Valley May Warm to Trump

In retrospect, President Barack Obama wasn’t the first high-tech president just because he had a personal relationship with technology.

President-elect Trump’s CIA Director Wants to Return to a Pre-Snowden World

Rep Mike Pompeo (R-KS), the man that President-elect Donald Trump chose to lead the CIA when he becomes president, has long been a vocal supporter of expanding the government’s surveillance powers.

How Twitter Bots Are Shaping the Election

There is power in numbers, or so the saying goes. But statistics mean different things to different people. Take Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton, for instance.

How Facebook’s Ad Tool Fails to Protect Civil Rights

Facebook’s ability to let advertisers target a specific audience—for instance, women between the ages of 25 and 34 with young children—is its primary strength.

The Future of Privacy Is Plausible Deniability

Say that you’re 70 and you unexpectedly learn that you require a surgery that will keep you in the hospital for a week. You adamantly don’t want any of your grandkids to find the will in your house that reveals who among them gets what.

Incessant Consumer Surveillance Is Leaking Into Physical Stores

A Q&A with Joseph Turow, a professor of communication at the University of Pennsylvania.

What’s Missing From Mark Zuckerberg’s Memo on Peter Thiel

It was time to address the “questions and concerns about Peter Thiel as a board member and Trump supporter,” Zuckerberg wrote in the memo, which was leaked to the website Hacker News.

A Grand Bargain to Make Tech Companies Trustworthy

[Commentary] Companies share information about us in any number of unexpected and regrettable ways, and the information and advice they provide can be inconspicuously warped by the companies’ own ideologies or by their relationships with those who