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Spreading fake news becomes standard practice for governments across the world

Campaigns to manipulate public opinion through false or misleading social media postings have become standard political practice across much of the world, with information ministries, specialized military units and political operatives shaping the

The Scary Reason Companies Like Verizon Keep Blowing Your Digital Privacy

The Verizon debacle joins a lengthy list of incidents where companies and government agencies have accidentally published people’s confidential information, a problem that experts say may be getting harder to fix as more companies their storage to

Free State Does Math on Broadband Investment

As part of Federal Communications Commission Cgairman Ajit Pai's proposal to roll back Title II and review network neutrality regulations, the agency is proposing to use a "multiplier" to calculate the amount, if any, of lost investment from Title

Startup That Got a Seat at White House Roundtable Is Part-Owned by Kushner Family

Prominent technology-industry leaders and venture capitalists gathered in the White House’s state dining room in June 2017 to discuss tech policy with President Donald Trump in an event that Jared Kushner, the president’s son-in-law and senior adv

Cracks in Democrat wall on net neutrality?

Key tech industry leaders are expressing openness to having Congress step in to legislate net neutrality — putting pressure on Democrats who've been adamantly opposed to such a move.

Do Your FCC Comments Matter?

The Day of Action on network neutrality generated some 2 million comments to the Federal Communications Commission, according to Fight for the Future Campaign Director Evan Greer, who added that figure doesn’t include comments submitted via the In

Shareholder files lawsuit to block Tribune Media's sale to Sinclair

A Tribune Media shareholder has filed a class-action lawsuit seeking to halt the company's sale to Sinclair Broadcast Group. The shareholder, Sean McEntire, is seeking class-action status in the lawsuit, filed in federal court in Chicago.

AT&T CEO to Separate Telecom, Media Businesses After Time Warner Merger

AT&T plans to separate its telecom operations from its media assets after clinching a takeover of Time Warner, putting veteran AT&T executive John Stankey in charge of the Time Warner business, according to people familiar with the matter.

Poll: 75 Percent of Trump supporters back net neutrality

In a national poll of 1,500 voters, 70 percent of respondents — including Democrats, Republicans and Trump supporters — think the internet has improved while network neutrality rules have been in place.

If you blinked, you missed the net neutrality protest

Facebook, Google, Twitter and other companies, activists and startups that rallied in support of net neutrality probably aren’t going to stop the Trump administration from killing the rules currently on the government’s books.