Facebook's decision to begin harvesting data from its popular WhatsApp messaging service provoked a social-media uproar on Thursday, and prompted leading privacy advocates to prepare a federal complaint accusing the tech titan of violating US law.
Two weeks after a federal court dealt a major blow to municipal broadband advocates, dozens of US mayors and city leaders vowed on Wednesday to continue the fight for local control of next-generation communications networks.
Now that a federal court has blocked an effort by the FCC to boost community broadband, Congress should respond by passing a bill making it easier for cities to be build affordable, high-speed networks for citizens, according to public interest advocates.
Most Americans don't care about the exorbitant phone charges that the nation's 2.2 million prison inmates and their families are forced to endure just to stay in touch, a top federal communications regulator said Thursday.
How much is your privacy worth? That's the question that Comcast customers may soon face if the broadband giant decides to start offering discounts in exchange for more intrusive access to user data. This is not idle speculation.
Silicon Valley is the epicenter and symbolic home of US technology innovation, spawning world-famous companies like Apple, Google, and Facebook that employ tens of thousands of highly-skilled workers, generating billions of dollars in economic activity.
The nation's largest cable and telecom industry trade groups on Friday asked a federal court for a rare "en banc" review of last month's decision upholding US rules protecting net neutrality, the principle that all content on the internet should be equally accessible to consumers.
The US Democratic Party has adopted the strongest antitrust platform language in decades, laying the foundation for what some party leaders hope will be an aggressive effort to curb the growing power of Silicon Valley giants like Google, Apple and Amazon.
Two turkeys (and a telecom) do not make an eagle. ( With apologies to Vic Gundotra.) That line is a bit of a cliché in the tech world, but it conveys a sense of the challenges facing Verizon as it embarks on a strategy to combine Yahoo's internet business, which the telecom giant is set to purchase for $4.8 billion, with AOL, in an effort to gain a foothold in the fast-growing online advertising market.
Europe is running out of time to protect net neutrality. One month after a US federal court upheld strong rules protecting net neutrality-the principle that all content on the internet should be equally accessible-the battle over how to protect the internet's open, freewheeling nature has shifted to Europe.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. David Pogue)
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both politicians Barack Obama and Mitt Romney by
searching Obama AND Romney or Obama +Romney.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used.) For example, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.