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After blocking a progressive reformer, big telecom seems thrilled Biden’s new FCC pick is a safe choice

It isn't bold, but it will probably succeed.

On May 23, 2023 by Karl Bode

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In pushing to protect kids online, fears grow Congress will bail on comprehensive tech reform

Can Congress do two big things at once?

On May 18, 2023 by Ben Brody

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Supreme Court decides not to tear down Section 230

Section 230 isn't going anywhere for now.

On May 18, 2023 by David Covucci

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These states have the ‘worst’ broadband 

Additionally, the report found that availability of low-priced broadband plans 'remains low' across the U.S.

On May 14, 2023 by Andrew Wyrich

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Biden pushes new AI initiatives for responsible use

The announcement comes in advance of a meeting with top AI companies.

On May 4, 2023 by David Covucci

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FTC chair warns AI can ‘turbocharge’ fraud and discrimination

'We won’t hesitate to use the full scope of our legal authorities to protect Americans from these threats.'

On Apr 30, 2023 by Andrew Wyrich

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Italy is leading the fight against AI—and could prompt EU-wide action

But people aren't happy about its ChatGPT ban.

On Apr 24, 2023 by Simone Fontana, Anna Toniolo

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WhatsApp, Signal threaten to end service in U.K. if Online Safety Bill passes

The companies urged the UK government to 'urgently rethink' its legislation.

On Apr 18, 2023 by Jacob Seitz

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17 million households have signed up for the FCC’s affordable broadband program

The agency said it has made 'a series of enhancements' to help people sign up for the program.

On Apr 12, 2023 by Andrew Wyrich

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Inside the behind-the-scenes push civil rights groups are making on Capitol Hill to pass data privacy laws

They're keeping the ADPPA alive.

On Apr 4, 2023 by Ben Brody

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After breathlessly hyping TikTok ban, Republicans turn on RESTRICT Act

Sen. Lindsey Graham is the latest Republican to say he doesn't support the bill.

On Mar 30, 2023 by Jacob Seitz

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The FCC is trying to boost awareness about its affordable broadband program

In addition, the FCC said it will make the online application process easier. 

On Mar 19, 2023 by Andrew Wyrich

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TikTokers don’t blame Biden, Congress, or China for a potential ban—they’re mad at Mark Zuckerberg

Users on the app speculated that Meta's lobbying efforts contributed to a proposed TikTok ban.

On Mar 16, 2023 by Jacob Seitz

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Marvel wants Reddit to unmask whoever leaked ‘Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania’ script

Marvel is taking Reddit to court.

On Mar 14, 2023 by Jacob Seitz

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The RESTRICT Act isn’t about banning TikTok—it’s designed to force a sale

The U.S. doesn't want to ban TikTok, it wants to own it.

On Mar 10, 2023 by Jacob Seitz