What role should governments play in regulating speech online?

Aug 24, 2018
"Many people ... trust these big tech companies frankly more than they do their politicians," Politico's chief technology correspondent says.
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The promise and reality of Google Fiber

Aug 7, 2018
The search giant made waves when it set out to disrupt the internet service sector with a rollout of super-fast fiber-optic cable. The Atlanta region thought it would benefit. It hasn't.
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We have the Supreme Court nominee, now we get the ads

Jul 10, 2018
The media battle over Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination has only just begun.

Making the web easier to access for people with disabilities

Innovation is a big buzzword in the tech community, but that doesn't always mean innovation for people with disabilities.
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The marriage of AT&T and Time Warner is good to go, apparently.

Jun 13, 2018
What happens when the internet connection, the channels and the shows are brought to you by one company?
O'Melveny & Myers counsel Daniel M. Petrocelli speaks at a news conference in Time Warner headquarters addressing the latest developments in the AT&T and Time Warner merger on Nov. 20, 2017, in New York City.
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FCC Chairman Ajit Pai lays out his vision for an internet without net neutrality rules

Jun 11, 2018
Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai talks about the FCC's controversial decision to repeal net neutrality rules.
FCC Chairman Ajit Pai, left, is interviewed by Marketplace host Kai Ryssdal on June 11.
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Net neutrality repeal is unlikely to bring an immediate web slowdown

Jun 11, 2018
Today is the day when so-called net neutrality rules no longer apply to the internet. Last year, the Federal Communications Commission repealed the rules that had prevented internet providers from playing favorites, by, for instance, offering faster service to customers who pay more for it. What comes next? Click the audio player above to hear […]

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A not-so-secret war for control of the internet

May 4, 2018
Governments recognize that control of the internet has become a proxy for political power.
Who makes the rules for what can and can't happen on the internet gets complicated.
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Getting "terms of service" updates lately? Here's why

Europe is about to enact the GDPR, a set of new privacy rules for the web.
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There is a major digital divide on the Texas-Mexico border, one of least connected parts of the country

May 3, 2018
The Texas-Mexico border is one of the least connected in the U.S. A map  from the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas shows border counties bathed in bright red, meaning less than around 60 percent have home internet access. It’s a distinction shared by the Mississippi Delta and Appalachia, other parts of the country with pernicious […]