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Your Apps Know Where You Were Last Night, and They’re Not Keeping It Secret

At least 75 companies receive anonymous, precise location data from apps whose users enable location services to get local news and weather or other information. Several of those businesses claim to track up to 200 million mobile devices in the Un

Verizon to end location data sales to brokers

Verizon is pledging to stop selling information on phone owners’ locations to data brokers, stepping back from a business practice that has drawn criticism for endangering privacy.

Is Facebook a 'Bug' in Our Democracy? Part 3

[Commentary] We are in a brave new world. Facebook and 'Big Tech' have contributed to the erosion of our democratic discourse.

Is Facebook a 'Bug' in Our Democracy? Part 2

[Commentary] Is it time to recognize that Facebook, and ‘Big Tech’ at large, may be a bug in our democracy?

FTC’s Data-Speed Lawsuit Against AT&T Can Proceed, Appeals Court Says

A federal appeals court ruled the Federal Trade Commission can move forward with its lawsuit alleging AT&T misled wireless subscribers by reducing data speeds for several million customers who thought they had purchased unlimited plans. The ru

Justice Department Reaches Settlement With Nexstar Media Group Inc. in Ongoing Television Broadcaster Information Exchange Investigation

The Department of Justice has reached a settlement with Nexstar Media Group, one of the largest owners of television stations in the country, as part of its ongoing investigation into exchanges of competitively sensitive information in the broadca

Google Hearing to Preview Democrats’ Strategy on Big Tech

Democrats and Google executives worked arm in arm for years, particularly during the Obama administration.

Tumblr, Consolidation and The Gentrification of Internet.

Tumblr recently announced it will ban adult content.

Facebook Gave Some Companies Special Access to Users’ Data, Documents Show

Emails and other internal Facebook documents released by a British parliamentary committee show how the social media giant gave favored companies like Airbnb, Lyft and Netflix special access to users’ data.

Apple’s Deal With Google Is a Two-Way Street

Both companies have long preferred to be vague on the details of their arrangement in which Google pays Apple to be the default search