****** Recognition Laws Are (Literally) All Over the Map

From Portland to Plano, local governments are placing different limits on the use of biometric data.…

The Best Jobs Are in Government. No, Really

Brett Goldstein learned a few things as a cop and in Chicago’s City Hall. Now he’s…

Do You Want Your Apps to Know About Your Last Doctor’s Visit?

A new regulation will make it easy to transfer your medical records to your health apps.…

Computer Models, Epic Floods, and the Fate of Coastal Cities

By 2050, coastal cities like Charleston may experience flooding more than 300 days a year. Now…

The Challenge of Helping Blind People Navigate Indoors

The very existence of Indoor Explorer, which uses Bluetooth beacons to map public indoor spaces, has…

Portland Is Again Blazing Trails for Open Internet Access

The city that fought AT&T to open its cable lines in the 1990s is now considering…

Why 5G Makes Me Reconsider the Health Effects of Cellphones

The FCC's safety standards for cellular communications date from 1996. 5G networks will require many more…

The Departure of HBO’s Boss Reveals AT&T’s Plan for Empire

With Time Warner in the fold, AT&T is now a three-headed conglomerate of media and communications.

China Will Likely Corner the 5G Market—and the US Has No Plan

China is on track to deploy high-capacity fiber-optic cable across much of Eurasia and lock out…

AG Nominee William Barr Is No Friend of Telecom Competition

A likely shoo-in to be the next attorney general, William Barr spent much of his career…