As the inventor of the World Wide Web, Tim Berners-Lee proposed the [Contract for the Web](https://contractfortheweb.org/) as a way to address problems such as misinformation, mass surveillance and censorship online, but the list is not a realistic blueprint for action.
The ranking Democrat on a Senate Commerce Committee has unveiled a new digital privacy bill that would strengthen the FTC’s enforcement powers over tech companies.
The sale and use of surveillance software is largely unregulated and unexamined, but Ron Deibert and his team at the Citizen Lab are working to change that through research into abuses.
The Office of the Director of National Intelligence confirmed that the government has stopped collecting phone location data using Section 215 of the Patriot Act.
Eight out of every 10 adults in the United States worry they cannot control how information about them is being used, found a new study from the Pew Research Center. A equal number of them don't think the rewards of personalized and customized services are worth it.