politics

big telecom

T-Mobile CEO Tells Congress That Reducing Competition Will Increase Competition

T-Mobile and Sprint are trying to merge, which would make three major cell phone providers instead of four.
Karl Bode
6.29.18
Conservation

A Researcher Got Paid $300,000 to Resign After He Said Shooting Wolves Is Bad

Robert Wielgus, director of the Carnivore Conservation Lab, received a settlement from the school after he sued for infringing on his academic freedom.
Kaleigh Rogers
6.15.18
politics

This Video of a Republican Candidate for Senate Dancing in His Underwear Is the Future of Politics

We’re learning to care less and less about what weird shit resurfaces from political candidates’ viral video pasts.
Samantha Cole
6.13.18
net neutrality

Here's How Every Senator Voted on Restoring Net Neutrality

On Wednesday, the US Senator passed a resolution under the Congressional Review Act to overturn the FCC's repeal of net neutrality.
Kaleigh Rogers
5.16.18
big telecom

AT&T’s Contract with Michael Cohen Shows Exactly What It Hoped to Get From Him

The Washington Post released the consulting contract between Trump’s lawyer and the telecom firm.
Kaleigh Rogers
5.11.18
privacy

A Proposed Database of Food Stamp Recipients Isn't Only Cruel, It's a Security Risk

The House Agriculture Committee passed its version of the 2018 Farm Bill last month and it includes plans to build a massive database in order to catch food stamp participants who register in more than one state.
Kaleigh Rogers
5.3.18
Online Propaganda

Evidence Suggests the GOP Bought at Least 17 Anti-James Comey Domains

The Republican party has apparently created a series of domains to discredit and attack former FBI director James Comey. Meanwhile, Democratic party sympathizers appear to have created similar domains to counter the Republicans’ anti-Comey campaign.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
4.19.18
Hacking

Small Town Councillor Posts Racist Slur on Facebook, Claims He Was Hacked, Then Deletes His Account and Wipes His Hard Drive

Councillor Don Cardy in Brant County, Ontario was given a two-day suspension after an integrity commissioner report was filed on the incident.
Kaleigh Rogers
4.18.18
Facebook

ISPs Use Facebook Scandal to Push For Bad Privacy Laws They Know They’ll Get To Write

An industry that has spent decades fighting for less privacy oversight suddenly wants to lead the way on new legislation.
Karl Bode
4.12.18
Facebook

Congress Should Grill Mark Zuckerberg on Facebook's Monopoly, Not Privacy

Zuckerberg wants to talk about how Facebook can reform. Congress should think about how Facebook got so powerful.
Jason Koebler
4.9.18
WikiLeaks

Ecuador Cut Off Julian Assange’s Internet For His Political Tirades on Twitter

The founder of WikiLeaks has been offline for a few hours after Ecuador suspended his internet access.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
3.28.18
Cambridge Analytica

The Researcher Who Gave Cambridge Analytica Facebook Data on 50 Million Americans Thought It Was 'Totally Normal'

In an interview with BBC Radio, Dr. Aleksandr “Alex” Kogan said he never got paid to collect the data and was under the impression that “thousands” of other apps were doing the same thing.
Kaleigh Rogers
3.21.18
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