Lawmakers Call for Examination of Hate Speech in Media

Reacting to Sunday's hate crime at two Jewish centers in Kansas City, Sen. Ed Markey (D-Mass.) and Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (D-N.Y.) introduced today a bill to update the government's 20-year-old report on hate speech in the media.

Facial Recognition Rises to the Fore of Washington’s Privacy Debate

Facial recognition is about to become central to the debate about consumer privacy.On Thursday, more than 120 participants representing businesses, social media, advertising, privacy advocates, policymakers—anyone who has an interest in privacy—will meet to begin hammering out voluntary guidelines for the use of facial recognition.

Privacy Advocate Blasts Government-Hosted Privacy Group

Jeff Chester, Washington's most vocal and relentless privacy advocate, has had enough with the multi stakeholder process hosted by the National Telecommunications and Information Administration.

Privacy Vote Sends Mixed Signals

This was not a good week for groups trying to hammer out voluntary privacy policies.A government-hosted multistakeholder group came close Thursday, but stopped short of agreeing on a voluntary code of conduct for how apps communicate to consumers which data they collect and share.

Advertisers Seek Answers to Glitch for New Internet Name System

The organization responsible for managing the address system on the Internet has run into a glitch, confirming advertisers' worst fears—that adding hundreds of new top-level domains to the Internet too quickly is foolhardy.

U.S. Puts Icann Policies on Notice

Icann, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, hit a big snag over the weekend—raising questions about its decision to consider adding of hundreds of new generic top level domains (gTLDs) to existing ones like .com and .net.