President Obama's US Digital Service Survives President Trump -- Quietly

The US Digital Service emerged from the technological and political meltdown of the 2013 launch of healthcare.gov.

Big Tech's Fight for Net Neutrality Moves Behind the Scenes

You might not be hearing much from big tech on net neutrality lately. But the likes of Google and Facebook are still invested in the fight behind the scenes.

Facebook Opens Up About False News

Facebook is making three important announcements on false news. The first new announcement is a request for proposals from academics eager to study false news on the platform.  The second announcement is the launch of a public education campaign t

Few Rules Govern Police Use of Facial-Recognition Technology

Police departments pay Amazon to use facial-recognition technology the company says can “identify persons of interest against a collection of millions of faces in real-time.”  More than two dozen nonprofits wrote to Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos to ask th

Net Neutrality Is Just a Gateway to the Real Issue: Internet Freedom

[Commentary] The Senate voted 52–47 to revive an Obama administration rule ensuring equal treatment for online traffic—the so-called “net neutrality” rule recently erased by the Trump Federal Communications Commission.

What Happened to Facebook's Grand Plan to Wire the World?

In 2013 Mark Zuckerberg debuted a bold, humanitarian vision of global internet. It didn’t go as planned—forcing Facebook to reckon with the limits of its own ambition.

This Is Ajit Pai, Nemesis of Net Neutrality

The competition is stiff, but Federal Communications Commission Chairman Pai may be the most reviled man on the internet.