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Advocacy group files appeal against Facebook privacy settlement

Some parents of Facebook users are attacking a class action legal decision, arguing that minors should have explicit parental consent for their images being used in ads.

By February 13, 2014


Airbnb, Lyft partner with new share-economy advocacy group

A new nonprofit wants to promote and protect peer-to-peer services, but says it won't lobby the government.

By July 31, 2013


Zuckerberg works toward $50M political advocacy goal -- report

Facebook's chief is in the fund-raising phase of setting up an advocacy group aimed at immigration and education reform.

By March 27, 2013


Advocacy group flip-flops twice over CISPA surveillance bill

The Center for Democracy and Technology once opposed CISPA. Then, to the delight of CISPA's backers, it ceased actively opposing the bill. Now it's opposing CISPA once again.

By April 25, 2012


AT&T/T-Mobile merger flopped despite governor, advocacy support

Despite galvanizing governors and special interest groups, AT&T has given up on owning T-Mobile and its tantalizing prize of broadband spectrum--nine months after shocking the U.S. with news of the proposed buyout.

By December 19, 2011


Advocacy groups: Facebook privacy changes not enough

Electronic Frontier Foundation, ACLU of Northern California, and others send open letter to CEO Mark Zuckerberg asking for more privacy changes.

By June 16, 2010


Is Google's open-source advocacy a patent-busting scheme?

Google contributes to open-source projects for a variety of reasons, but Gartner analyst Brian Prentice suggests a new one that could change software competition forever.

By August 6, 2009


The irony of free-software advocacy

Free software purists turn out to not necessarily be pure, which is just fine.

By June 4, 2009


Facebook expands gender options for user profiles

With the help of LGBT activist groups, the social network makes its gender labels more inclusive so people can be their "authentic self."

By February 13, 2014