Rep Rogers lashes out at tech firms on surveillance stance

House Intelligence Committee Chairman Mike Rogers (R-MI) tore into major US tech firms for their opposition to a House surveillance reform bill that many Internet industry leaders have denounced as too weak.

Big Brother: Meet the Parents

Moms and dads from across the political spectrum have mobilized into an unexpected political force in recent months to fight the data mining of their children.

Public piles on network neutrality debate

A blistering battle over network neutrality has the Federal Communications Commission hearing an earful -- and from more than just the usual torrent of lobbyists and lawyers who swarm the chairman’s eighth-floor office.

Apple dives into 'Internet of Things'

The “Internet of Things” is about to go mainstream, with some help from Apple.

Facebook’s next conquest: Kids?

Facebook wants to patent a system for letting children create accounts with parental supervision, a sign that the social network may be moving closer to extending membership to kids under 13.

President Obama Should Fire His FCC Chairman

[Commentary] President Barack Obama made an important promise when he first ran for president. “The Internet is perhaps the most important network in history, and we have to keep it that way,” he said in 2007.

Can Dean Baquet save Times Digital?

[Commentary] As Dean Baquet takes over as executive editor of the New York Times, a looming question hovers beyond the scandal surrounding Jill Abramson’s bloody ousting: How will Baquet handle the necessary digital transformation facing “All the

Pressure on Post to cover Amazon-Hachette

The Washington Post is drawing attention from media critics who question whether the paper's new owner Jeff Bezos is influencing coverage of his company Amazon.

Data mining your children

The National Security Agency has nothing on the education technology startup known as Knewton. The data analytics firm has peered into the brains of more than 4 million students across the country.

Music industry turning up DC volume in copyright war

As parts of Washington start to examine the country’s tricky song licensing system, the music industry is getting ready to turn its DC outreach up to 11.