Tech Policy

News

The White House Considers Artificial Intelligence an Important Policy Issue

The Obama administration will spend the summer researching the “benefits and risks” of artificial intelligence.
Jason Koebler
5.4.16
Federal Communications Commission

Did You Think the Battle Over Net Neutrality Was Over? Think Again

A landmark court ruling from the DC Court of Appeals is expected as soon as this week.
Sam Gustin
4.18.16
FBI

The FBI's Encryption ‘Debate’ Is Going Nowhere

After more than a year of hand-wringing, crypto arguments on the Hill are going nowhere.
Janus Rose
2.11.16
tech

FBI Chief Asks Tech Companies to Stop Offering End-to-End Encryption

Today, FBI Director James Comey thinks tech companies that offer encryption should “change their business model.”
Janus Rose
12.9.15
News

Head of Homeland Security Committee Is Creating a Crypto Taskforce

A special comission would bring together law enforcement, tech firms and privacy advocates
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
12.4.15
GIFs

The Law in GIFs: An Extremely Rude Appeal

This week's important legal news.
Sarah Jeong
11.6.15
News

Louisiana Is Getting Sued for Forcing Online Bookstores to Verify Readers' Ages

Naturally, the law could affect the entire internet.
Clinton Nguyen
11.4.15
News

A Landmark, 10-Year-Old Google Books Copyright Case Has Finally Been Decided

The case represents a leap forward, a rolling back of some of the bizarre and downright technophobic attitudes of the early 2000s.
Sarah Jeong
10.16.15
politics

Net Neutrality Activists Believe the 'Internet Voter' Is a New Political Force

Translating populist energy into political clout.
Sam Gustin
6.16.15
News

The GOP Is Trying to Nuke Net Neutrality With a Budget Bill Sneak Attack

Buried on page 109 of $20 billion appropriations bill.
Sam Gustin
6.10.15
News

'Aaron's Law' Is Back to Try to Reform Overbroad US Hacking Laws

Lawmakers are trying once again to reform the controversial Computer Fraud and Abuse Act.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
4.21.15