Government & Communications

Attempts by governmental bodies to improve or impede communications with or between the citizenry.

Why I’m leaving 18F

[Commentary] On Election Night 2016, a few hours before the results were fully in, I wrote a blog post titled “Why I’m staying at 18F”. I felt it was important, to me, to make a decision based on principle before I knew the outcome.

Access Now, EFF Back Facebook on Protester Privacy

Access Now and the Electronic Frontier Foundation are among those signing onto an amicus brief supporting Facebook in its efforts to protect the anonymity of its users and alert them if they are under investigation.

‘Morning Joe’ Row Is Fresh Sign of TV’s Iron Grip on Trump

There are a lot of insights to be drawn from the latest media maelstrom involving President Trump: about his sensitivity to criticism, his impulsivity, the way he talks about women and the ease with which he can still hurl the basest of insults.

What happened at the White House Tech Meeting

[Commentary] I left the White House that day with dramatically mixed emotions. I remain convinced that we should help a government initiative that can do real good, despite my deep concerns about the current administration’s policies.

What Jared's office actually does

When a dozen and a half CEOs of the world’s biggest tech companies descended on the White House in June, it turned a spotlight on one of the bigger mysteries of a mysterious White House: They were convened by the Office of American Innovation, the

Kill the open internet, and wave goodby to consumer choice

[Commentary] It’s clear that most US consumers depend upon a few big players in order to access the internet. Therefore, the critical question is whether these companies have the incentive and ability to harm consumers and competition.

Trump May Pay a Price for his Twitter Battle

Whether by whim or design, President Donald Trump keeps adding fuel to his incendiary Twitter battle against the media. The press is an easy target for the Republican president, and one his supporters love to hate.

Co-founders of LinkedIn, Zynga team up to reboot Democratic Party

The minds behind LinkedIn and Zynga have a new target for disruption: American politics.

The US government is removing scientific data from the Internet

A Q &A with UC Santa Cruz sociology professor Lindsey Dillon.

President Trump voter-fraud panel’s data request a gold mine for hackers, experts warn

Cybersecurity specialists are warning that President Donald Trump’s voter-fraud commission may unintentionally expose voter data to even more hacking and digital manipulation.