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First POST: Cycles

BY Micah L. Sifry | Thursday, February 5 2015

The FCC's open internet proposal is finally unveiled; Facebook's improving approach to user privacy; GovLab's spring series of coaching programs; and much, much more. Read More

First POST: Sad Reality

BY Micah L. Sifry | Tuesday, November 25 2014

How social media changed the course of the Ferguson story; Ready for Hillary's 3-million-member email list; why Mark Cuban opposes net neutrality rules; and much, much more. Read More

First POST: Ubermenschens

BY Micah L. Sifry | Wednesday, November 19 2014

Surge-pricing in effect for Uber privacy violations; why "privacy" policies should be called "data usage" policies; pols silent on Uber mess; and much, much more. Read More

First POST: Inventions

BY Micah L. Sifry | Monday, October 27 2014

How voter data-sharing among GOP heavyweights is still lagging; why Facebook's News Feed scares news publishers; Google's ties to the State Department; and much, much more. Read More

Mitch McConnell's Internet Re-Election Adventure

BY Sarah Lai Stirland | Monday, July 15 2013

Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) Photo: Gage Skidmore / Flickr

Observers of the Internet in politics have opined that success online comes from a demonstrated comfort with face-to-face interaction. So why is Sen. Mitch McConnell, the Republican of Kentucky whose charisma was once likened to that of an oyster, focusing so much online? Read More