Latest from Tony Romm
Not everyone is going to receive the money they might have expected out of a settlement between Equifax and state and federal regulators over its 2017 security breach -- and Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren is asking why.
  • Aug 14, 2019
The technology could serve as an early-warning system for potential attacks, White House officials proposed at the brainstorming session, perhaps compiling information from across social sites to identify attacks before they happen
  • Aug 9, 2019
The White House has invited tech giants including Facebook, Google and Twitter to a discussion Friday about the rise of violent online extremism, one of the Trump administration’s first major engagements on the issue despite years of warnings that racial and ethnic animus on social media is linked to some of the country’s deadliest attacks.
  • Aug 8, 2019
The gathering marks the Trump administration's first major engagement on the issue days after two mass shootings left 31 dead.
  • Aug 7, 2019
It’s unclear whether the president knew that he was retweeting QAnon content, as he often retweets his followers.
  • Jul 30, 2019
Hughes, who left the social media giant in 2007 and cashed out his nearly $500 million worth of stock, has been making the rounds in the nation’s capital to press the case for breaking up the social network.
  • Jul 29, 2019
The $26 billion merger between T-Mobile and Sprint secured final approval on Friday from the Department of Justice, where regulators blessed the combination of the country’s third- and fourth-largest wireless carriers after they agreed to sell off a critical portion of their business to Dish Network.
  • Jul 26, 2019
It's not just Russia. Election disnformation experts say Iran and several other nations have developed substantial capacity to wage Russian-style information operations in the United States ahead of next year’s election. That means American voters are likely to be targeted in the coming campaign season by more foreign disinformation than ever before.
  • Jul 25, 2019
Mark Zuckerberg's power within Facebook is virtually unchallenged as the company's co-founder, CEO and largest stockholder. An FTC settlement that requires Zuckerberg to personally attest to the company's privacy practices may bring an end to that.
  • Jul 24, 2019
The U.S. government on Wednesday issued an unprecedented rebuke of Facebook after a year of massive privacy mishaps, charging the company deceived its users and "undermined" choices they made to protect their data as part of a settlement that requires the tech giant to pay $5 billion and submit to significant federal oversight of its business practices.
  • Jul 24, 2019