Government & Communications

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

Wikileaks Reveals How the CIA Could Hack Your Router

Your Wi-Fi router, sitting in the corner of your home accumulating dust and unpatched security flaws, provides an attractive target for hackers. Including, according to a new WikiLeaks release, the CIA.

Kellyanne Conway is pointing a finger at the media after shooting

Kellyanne Conway on June 16 seemed to accuse the media of fomenting the kind of anger that led James T. Hodgkinson to embark on a shooting rampage at a baseball practice for congressional Republicans two days earlier.

Scott Pelley: ‘Violence Almost Always Begins With Words’

[Commentary] At the close of June 15’s broadcast of CBS Evening News, anchor Scott Pelley took aim at both sides of the political spectrum — and the leaders and talking heads who inhabit them — regarding overheated rhetoric that is now in the spot

President Trump: 'Fake News Media hates when I use' Twitter

President Donald Trump boasted about his "very powerful" use of Twitter, saying that it allowed him to sidestep the news media and deliver his message directly to supporters.

4 steps to writing an impactful net neutrality comment (which you should do)

[Commentary] What makes for a persuasive comment that can help build a record to preserve network neutrality rules? Here are four suggestions:
1. Write about yourself and how the net neutrality rules have affected you

President Trump: Why is Clinton not investigated but I am?

President Donald Trump questioned why Hillary Clinton isn’t the subject of Russia-related investigations but he is.

Company Lost Secret 2014 Fight Over ‘Expansion’ of NSA Surveillance

An American communications company in 2014 balked at an “expansion” of the National Security Agency’s warrantless surveillance program, but was ordered to comply by the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court, a newly declassified document shows.

House Science Committee Chairman Smith blames media after lawmaker shooting

In a speech on the House floor, House Science Committee Chairman Lamar Smith (R-TX) argued that the mainstream media’s critical coverage of President Donald Trump has fed what he described as “an environment of hatred and violence.” “We must speak

FCC makes net neutrality commenters’ e-mail addresses public through API

If you’re one of the many people filing comments on the Federal Communications Commission plan to gut network neutrality rules, be aware that your e-mail address and any other information you submit could be made public.

How Policy Could Advance Open Data in Government

Citizens could soon get access to more federal data if new legislation is passed, a General Services Administration official said.