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Mark Zuckerberg leveraged Facebook user data to fight rivals and help friends, leaked documents show

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg oversaw plans to consolidate the social network’s power and control competitors by treating its users’ data as a bargaining chip, while publicly proclaiming to be protecting that data, according to about 4,000 pages of

Senator Markey proposes bill to protect children from internet danger

Senator Ed Markey (D-MA) announced that he is proposing new legislation to protect children from the dangers of the internet. The bill, called the Kids Internet Design and Safety (KIDS) Act, lays out six areas for new regulation:

Media mega-mergers under threat with Democrats controlling the House

With Democrats taking control of the House when the new session starts Jan 3, lawmakers and media players are re-adjusting their strategies and preparing for a slew of new hearings and investigations.

News media paid Melania Trump thousands for use of photos in 'positive stories only'

Since her husband took office, Melania Trump has earned six figures from an unusual deal with a photo agency in which major media organizations have indirectly paid the Trump family despite a requirement that the photos be used only in positive co

Mueller asking if President Trump knew about hacked Democratic emails before release

Apparently, special counsel Robert Mueller's team is asking witnesses pointed questions about whether Donald Trump was aware that Democratic e-mails had been stolen before that was publicly known, and whether he was involved in their strategic rel

Russians penetrated US voter systems, top US official says

The US official in charge of protecting American elections from hacking says the Russians successfully penetrated the voter registration rolls of several US states prior to the 2016 presidential election. Jeanette Manfra, the head of cybersecurity