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.

Sen Harry Reid: Media covering for Republicans

The media is covering for Republicans in their political coverage, according to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV).

Survey: 7 percent of reporters identify as Republican

The number of journalists identifying themselves as Republican has experienced a significant drop since 2003, a new survey found.

Surveillance orders declined in 2013

Amid a major public and press furor over National Security Agency surveillance, federal surveillance orders and demands for national-security related information declined slightly in 2013, according to statistics made public by the Justice Departm

Why I’m Bullish on the News

[Commentary] The news business will be 10 or even 100 times the size it is today.

1. Destroy the Village. 2. Save it.

[Commentary] Venture capitalists believe that, with the hard work of laying those digital pipes now behind us, there’s an enormous opportunity waiting for those who can figure out how to create an endless stream of content to flow through them.

Lords of the Viral Internet

Talk to some of the foremost practitioners of the dark arts of web journalism, and they'll all tell you the same thing: There's no secret formula for making a story go viral on the Internet.

Eric Cantor outlines House’s spring agenda

House Republicans will take up several 2015 spending bills in the coming weeks but have no plans to move forward on immigration reform or a minimum-wage increase -- key priorities for President Barack Obama and Democrats.

Behind the scenes, much of HealthCare.gov is still under construction

The Obamacare website may work for people buying insurance, but beneath the surface, HealthCare.gov is still missing massive, critical pieces -- and the deadline for finishing them keeps slipping.