Sen. Al Franken

No Surprise: Netflix Comes Out Against Comcast-Time Warner Cable Merger

Netflix told shareholders Monday that the company opposes the merger of Comcast and Time Warner Cable because it would give the combined company too much power over broadband Internet access.

Senate Gives Comcast-Time Warner Cable Deal the Kid Gloves Treatment

Comcast evp David Cohen had it pretty easy before the Senate Judiciary Committee’s hearing on the company’s $45 billion merger with Time Warner Cable.

New Site Lets Consumers Opt Out of In-Store Mobile Tracking

Ahead of a Federal Trade Commission conference Wednesday on the privacy implications of mobile device tracking in stores, airports, hotels and other public places, a new website is launching where consumers can opt out of having their location information collected.

Franken Unsatisfied With Ford’s Data Collection Practices

As far as Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) is concerned, Ford's in-car data collection practices don't measure up. Franken reached out to Ford last month, asking the carmaker to explain what data location information the company collects, how it obtains customers' permission to collect data, and how it shares the data.

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.

Your Car’s Navigation System Is Sharing Your Data Too

A new government report concludes that in-car navigation systems may be driving away with too much data about drivers’ whereabouts.

Sen. Franken Frets Over Apple’s Fingerprint Technology

It's one thing for a hacker to get your digital password and impersonate you on the Internet; you can easily change your password. But your fingerprint is a whole other matter, said Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.).

Google Glass Stirs Up Privacy Debate in D.C.

Several stories are popping up on news sites stirring up privacy panic over Google Glass, a sort of wearable smartphone.

There Is a Good Chance You Are Being Tracked While You Shop

Euclid, a Palo Alto, Calif.-based start-up that tracks consumer shopping habits in stores via their WiFi enabled smart phones has run smack dab into the ongoing privacy debate in Washington about whether consumers should have to opt-out of being tra

Internet Policy’s Rock Star Addresses CES

Sen. Ron Wyden is practically a rock star among the Internet community. Hailed as the “Senator from the Internet,” the Democratic member from Oregon seemed to relish the accolades during his morning address kicking off the second day of the innovation policy summit at the International CES.