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Policy

From platform moderation on Facebook and YouTube to big government struggles like the FCC and privacy regulation, policy is where we take on the rules of the internet. Watch here to follow Ajit Pai's ongoing fight against net neutrality, and Europe's push to protect its citizens' data with the GDPR. We're tracking broadband speeds to look for carrier throttling, making sure your connection stays clean. We're tracking moderation and free speech online, making sure the policies match up with what's happening in the real world. The law isn't always made with the internet in mind, and with antitrust and monopoly concerns overwhelming tech giants, there aren't many powers left standing up for the open web. So check in here to keep an eye on those stories, and we'll make sure you stay ahead of the rules of the internet — even the weird and confusing ones.

New York City could ban the unauthorized sale of phone location data

A new bill would make online sellers and app stores post their products’ origin countries

Apple asks Trump administration to exclude Mac Pro parts from tariffs

A new copyright proposal would protect designers online — but at what cost?

Facebook design flaw let thousands of kids join chats with unauthorized users

“We recently notified some parents... about a technical error”

What Republicans are getting wrong about Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act

Equifax agrees to settlement of up to $700 million over 2017 data breach

Delivery apps like DoorDash are using your tips to pay workers’ wages

This pixel tracking demo shows how easy it is to make a creepy surveillance tool

Steve Bannon used location targeting to reach voters who had been in Catholic churches

Huawei says its Hongmeng OS isn’t an Android replacement after all

Qualcomm fined $272M in latest EU antitrust fine

Democrats call for FaceApp to be investigated because it comes from Russia