Google, Facebook, Microsoft and Twitter Unite to Make More Portable Data

The tech companies are joining forces to allow users to download and transfer data more easily.

Why Facebook Wants to Give You the Benefit of the Doubt

Mark Zuckerberg’s remarks about Holocaust denial once again showed Facebook’s optimism about human nature.

Bill to Block Feds' Personal Email, Social Media Access Advances

The bill would authorize agency leaders to block any website for cybersecurity reasons without negotiating with unions.

How Regulators Are Dealing with Antitrust Laws and Data Privacy

When people turn over data to "pay" for Facebook's services, are they getting a good deal?

Can Sacrificing Privacy Stomp Out Disinformation Online?

One way to ward off bad actors could be more information sharing between social-media platforms, researchers, and governments.

Reddit's Case for Anonymity on the Internet

The site’s head claims that the policy of not collecting personal information allows people to be “more true to themselves.”

Scandal-Ridden Cambridge Analytica Is Gone But Its Staffers Are Hard At Work Again

The company appears to be putting a new face on its same old data-gathering gig.

Facebook Says It Will Kick Off Scammy Advertisers If Enough Users Report Them

Unlike with other online feedback systems, users won’t be able to see what others have said about the advertiser.

Did Cambridge Analytica Actually Change Facebook Users’ Behavior?

A survey of Atlantic readers finds the vast majority self-censor on social media because of privacy concerns.

Facebook Gave User Data To The Chinese Company At The Heart of U.S.-China Tech Tensions

Huawei has been flagged numerous times by U.S. lawmakers as a possible security threat to Americans.

Washington State Sues Facebook and Google For Political Ads

According to the suit, the two companies failed to maintain information about who purchases political ads.