clock menu more-arrow no yes


From platform moderation on Facebook and YouTube to big government struggles like the FCC and privacy regulation, policy is where we take on the rules of the internet. Watch here to follow Ajit Pai's ongoing fight against net neutrality, and Europe's push to protect its citizens' data with the GDPR. We're tracking broadband speeds to look for carrier throttling, making sure your connection stays clean. We're tracking moderation and free speech online, making sure the policies match up with what's happening in the real world. The law isn't always made with the internet in mind, and with antitrust and monopoly concerns overwhelming tech giants, there aren't many powers left standing up for the open web. So check in here to keep an eye on those stories, and we'll make sure you stay ahead of the rules of the internet ¡ª even the weird and confusing ones.

Exclusive: documents show Foxconn refuses to renegotiate Wisconsin deal

Why won¡¯t Foxconn tell Wisconsin what it¡¯s building?

A thief stole unencrypted hard drives filled with 29,000 Facebook employees¡¯ information

Researchers fooled Chinese facial recognition terminals with just a mask

Apple averts $150 bump in iPhone prices following Trump trade deal with China

FTC may block Facebook from integrating messaging apps, per WSJ report

All out of competition concerns

FCC proposes $10 million fine on robocaller that spread misinformation on California politician

32 moments that made the decade

From Tinder swipes to self-driving cars, these were the moments that shaped the decade.

Twitter is bringing back labels for US election candidates

Filed under:

How to turn your iPhone¡¯s location tracking on or off


The real problem with robocalls

A decentralized Twitter would bring the company back to its past

YouTube calls for ¡®more clarity¡¯ on the FTC¡¯s child privacy rules

Space Force may finally become real ¡ª but it won¡¯t be an overhaul

The fight over encrypted messaging is just beginning

The Justice Department will reportedly investigate Google¡¯s Fitbit acquisition

Facebook tells US attorney general it won¡¯t remove encryption from its messaging apps

Instagram influencer sentenced to 14 years for violent plot to steal domain name

Google is under federal investigation for labor practices

The probe follows the ¡°Thanksgiving Four¡± firings

Amazon says Donald Trump sidestepped contract rules to block $10 billion Pentagon bid

The US, like China, has about one surveillance camera for every four people, says report

Epic is accused of stealing ¡®Dancing Pumpkin Man¡¯ look for a Fortnite dance

Elon Musk wins Twitter defamation trial brought by caver Vernon Unsworth

FTC officially rules that Cambridge Analytica deceived Facebook users

Bernie Sanders unveils $150 billion plan to expand high-speed internet access

Elon Musk¡¯s lawyers pressure caver Unsworth for an apology

FCC won¡¯t punish Verizon and T-Mobile for exaggerating their coverage maps