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There's Now a Whistleblower Hotline for Scientists Working Under the Trump Administration

A political advocacy group, 314, set up the hotline with a law firm to help scientists raise alarms if needed.
Kaleigh Rogers
11.2.17
Broadband Land
Broadband Land

Big Telecom Spent $200,000 to Try to Prevent a Colorado Town From Even Talking About a City-Run Internet

Fort Collins, Colorado is set to vote on a ballot measure that would open the door for municipal broadband, and Big Telecom is fighting mad.
Kaleigh Rogers
10.25.17
Broadband Land
Broadband Land

Comcast and CenturyLink Spent $50K in Seattle to Support a Mayoral Candidate Who Opposes Community-Owned Internet

One candidate is big on municipal broadband, the other thinks it’s not feasible due to the cost. Guess which one Big Telecom supports?
Kaleigh Rogers
10.19.17
BECAUSE REASONS
BECAUSE REASONS

The US Has Withdrawn from a UN Agency that Teaches Kids to Read and Protects Ruins

UNESCO runs programs for education, preservation, and conservation.
Kaleigh Rogers
10.12.17
FCC
FCC

Why Trump Can't Strip NBC's Broadcast Licenses

“You basically have to kill someone or be a child sex predator to lose your broadcast license."
Sam Gustin
10.11.17
314 Action
314 Action

These 14 Scientists Are Opposing Anti-Science Conservatives in the Next Election

The nerds are here.
Kaleigh Rogers
9.18.17
Governance Structures
Governance Structures

Hillary Clinton Didn’t Propose Universal Basic Income Because Centrists Won’t Fix the Future

In 'What Happened,' Clinton says she considered a universal basic income, but "couldn't make the numbers work."
Jordan Pearson
9.14.17
AJIT PROP
AJIT PROP

Liberals and Conservatives Attack TV Merger That Would Let Pro-Trump Media Dominate Local News

"This is not the Soviet Union: Americans deserve a meaningful choice in their local news," a lawmaker said of the proposed Sinclair-Tribune merger.
Sam Gustin
8.30.17
Science Fiction
Science Fiction

'Battlestar Galactica' Is Essential Viewing in the Age of Trump

The show’s tension lies in conflict between the military and civilian democracy.
Brenden Gallagher
8.14.17
explainers
explainers

The FCC Is Using an Obsolete Loophole to Help a Pro-Trump Media Company Take Over Local TV

Sinclair Broadcast Group will soon be able to reach 72 percent of all American households.
Sam Gustin
8.11.17
Radio Motherboard
Radio Motherboard

Sci-Fi Author Ann Leckie Talks Trump, Tea, and the 'Ancillary Justice' Series

The award-winning sci-fi novelist's new book 'Provenance' is due out September 26.
Carl Franzen
7.21.17
Internet Insecurity
Internet Insecurity

Telecom Lobbyists Downplayed ‘Theoretical’ Security Flaws in Mobile Data Backbone

According to a confidential document obtained by Motherboard, wireless communications lobby group CTIA took issue with an in-depth report by the Department of Homeland Security on mobile device security, including flaws with the SS7 network.
Joseph Cox
7.19.17